This weekend I was blessed with one of the greatest gifts I could possibly imagine...3 days with my best friend Jill! If you know her, you know she is SUPER fun! And if you know us, you know we are SUPER loud and so funny when we're together. "We are the funniest people we know!" (We may be a bit biased though!) Now add into the mix her SUPER cute daughter Rowan (who can definitely keep up with us in the loud department!) and we were ready for a whirlwind girl's weekend! (Well, with Nolan, Heath, and Mark too!) Her husband John and almost 3 year old son Trey stayed back in Michigan. We missed them a lot! And I think that Mark probably missed them the most since he had to be the lone husband in the midst of all of our craziness for a couple of days! But he is a great sport!
We spent a LOT of time talking, laughing, and trying to advance past stage 3 in our throwing technique! (We are both SUPER athletic!) We did some dancing (I'm really good!), singing (Mr. Sun happens to be the favorite right now), and chasing of kids. We were always wiping noses, cleaning up toys, feeding bellies, calming tantrums, and putting kids down for naps- again and again and again! And we managed to squeeze in a bit of shopping, some reality t.v., and even a few random moments of quiet- only to be interrupted by one of three needy children.
Oh, how our time together has changed!! But oh, how we love living life together! If only we could do it in closer proximity! Check out some pictures from our busy weekend together!
Nolan opening up a belated birthday gift from the Sloothaaks!
Nolan and Rowie playing at the museum...the first few days he pretty much tolerated Rowan in his world! Stay tuned for how their relationship blossomed! (He really missed his buddy Trey Trey!)
Nolan and Auntie Jill playing Puppy Pals Bingo! A great game to practice colors, shapes, and patterns! Nolan had the names of 12/16 puppies memorized after only playing 2 times! He loves animals! Thanks for a fun new game Sloothaak family!
Uncle Marky and Rowie sporting their Bronco gear! Mark loved having a little girl to play with for the weekend...maybe he'll have his own someday!
The best picture we could get with all the kids! Nolan was not having such a hot day! He had had about enough of that little girl getting into his business! He threw a bunch of tantrums and wanted nothing to do with Rowan! So sad! Hope he grows out of that phase by the time Heath is up and around and wanting to play with him or with his toys! But, now if you ask him who his friend is he'll say "Row"! He's all talk, just like his dad! Funny thing is that someday he'll probably ending up having a huge crush on her!
Nolan enjoying some quiet, one on one time with Jill. He is very much into having quality time with us right now...we think a little jealousy is starting to set in and he has begun to act out a bit. So he really needs some extra lovin' these days! It was fun having Jill here to help give it!
We spent our last night together eating pizza, watching Miss America, ranking our favorite girls, and having a pomegranate martini! Here we are after a long day as mommies!
Thank you "Jiw" and Rowan for a fabulous weekend! We treasure your friendship and are already counting down the days until we see you again in March! Love you!! xoxoxo