Monday, September 24, 2012

And it is fall...

Happy Monday to you all! Instead of lamenting this start to the week, I'm embracing it for all it's worth! We had a wonderfully relaxing weekend, doing ABSOLUTELY nothing really, just hanging out and enjoying each others company, so I feel ready for the week ahead!  Also, it is finally fall and I am stoked.  I LOVE the fall, and we have so much fun planned in the next few weeks...can't wait!

But before we start this brand new week, I have some updates...

So last week was Mag's first MOPS experience (if you missed the explanation of what it is, check it out here) and it went wonderfully!
We started the morning out with a little photo shoot...

She was super into as you can see...LOL

I tried the whole, she holds a piece of blank piece of paper-which I would put info on later, but she wasn't really on board (shocker!!!).  So here's what will have to suffice...

Please excuse the blank stare and slack jaw, I made the mistake of leaving the TV on....Rookie mom photo mistake!
So as I said, the morning went really well.  I dropped her off in her 2 year old classroom and she ran right in.  Outside the classroom, a set of twins were expressing their EXTREME dislike of the situation and Mags was distracted by them, but only for a minute.   Luckily, she was concurrently distracted by the "Toys!" and ran off to inspect.  At this point, I decided to make my exit and started backing out of the room.  She looked over at me a little confused, with a look on her face that said, "Hey, where are you going?" but then another shiny object caught her attention and I made my escape.

The meeting that I attended was really interesting and informative and the food they served was awesome.  I think that this is going to be a great setup for us.  When I went to pick Mags up, she was excited to see me and tell me all about what she did.  She even had a marker stamper craft to show off.  She told me that she played and I asked her if she shared with the other kids and she said, "Two kids, I share with two kids!".  Better some than none....LOL. 
She also informed me that she did something "team" and I thought, oh maybe they talked about being a team and working cute!  Then this weekend she pulled out her tea set and said,"I making team, Mommy!"....ahhh, gotcha sweetie!

All in all a great time, and I can't wait till our next meeting, to that end I wish it met every week instead of two days a month....Oh well.

In other news, the winner of the Minted Giveaway is Gina M. I will be emailing you shortly. 
And just so there isn't any confusion, there was another entry, but I accidentally deleted the comment, so I did the drawing out of 2 and the second person was the winner.

So what else is new?  I finished two books this past week.  Both were short story collections, which are not what I regularly read, but I really enjoyed both of these!
The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of LiberationShout Her Lovely Name

The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: This one got me, because hello!  the title....yes, please!  And the short story that accompanies it is awesome!  I liked a lot of the stories, but the title story and "Sin City" were my faves.

Shout her Lovely Name: I read about this in People and thought that it looked interesting.  Most of the stories are independent of themselves, but there are a few that revolve around the tumultuous mother-daughter relationship of Ruby and Nora.  I really enjoyed the title story and "Plum Trees".

Next up are The World without You and The Timekeeper.  I'm on Goodreads (in case you want to be friends) and when I joined in May I gave myself the challenge of reading 20 books by the end of the year, so far I'm about halfway there.  Guess I have to step up my game! 

In fall season TV news, I am loving "Glee" so far, can't wait for "New Girl" to come back this week, not sure how "The Office" is going to wrap things up and I'm still working my way through "Gossip Girl" 's last season.  Can't believe that show, "30 Rock" and "The Office" are throwing in the towel this year.  And now I hear rumbles that this may be the last year of "How I Met Your Mother"...say it ain't so (actually I am mixed on this since I am DYING to know who the mother is, but will miss the show once it is over).

And on that note, I say goodbye!  Happy Fall!!!  And I hope you are having a great day!!!



~Dawn~ said...

So glad that the MOPS class went well for the both of you. :) team = tea - hahah love it.

We're anxious to watch Castle tonight and then Revenge and Modern Family this fall!

Ok, please tell me (since you seem to be an avid reader) what did you think of 50 Shades of Grey? I am about half way in to the 1st book and would like to know your thoughts - provided that you read this book?

Andrea said...

That sounds like such a great idea! I am going to do a little MOPS research today! Glad she did so welL!


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