We had some amazing playdate adventures this week! Monday we went with Gina and her kids to their neighborhood pool. Nothing like the neighborhood pool we had back in the day, this thing was AMAZING! There was a playground in a baby pool plus 2 awesome slides. Ellie was just tall enough and I let her check them out before I did. Probably not too smart since she thought the tunnel one was scary- and it really was pretty good (I tried it later). Monday was also the day our sweet pea, Abigail turned 6 months old! Can you believe it's already been half a year?! She's not quite sitting up on her own and still no teeth- but I think those things are coming soon! Tuesday, the Kerkezi's came with us to another water park, this one in St. Mary's, GA. The slides at Gina's pool were probably better, but this place had a huge splash park (playground in the pool) plus a lazy river! Amazing! I know it's tough getting there but driving back (stopping for ice cream), I just had a huge smile on my face. This is just one of the perks to being a stay at home mom- is getting to do super cool stuff like this during the week! I love it, I really do! Wed was my idea of keeping is calm. We had Tabitha over for a morning playdate. The girls helped me make raisin bran muffins (since the grocery store is not my idea of a fun thing to do). They are pretty terrible, but I found that adding fig preserves helps a lot (thanks, Aunt Del!). At lunch we walked to Subway, which was fun with all the kids. That afternoon we had Ellsa over for a playdate. I just loved catching up with Kassia but I think 2 days of water parks burnt the older girls out. Phil texted to take us out to dinner and I talked him into leaving the temper tantrums at home. Babysitter Emily saved us last minute. We ditched the kids and hit up Carrabbas for their Wednesday sangria pitchers! A nice, romantic dinner and then a trip to check out the Poker Room. Don't worry, we didn't stay long. Thursday was the day of gymnastics. Marly had a trial class in the morning and Ellie had one in the afternoon. I think Marly is too young (despite all their selling points) but I think we'll enroll Ellie next month. She loved it! Friday we joined the MOPS gals on a playdate riding the skyway to the library for story time then coming back for a picnic lunch. We were all exhausted by the time lunch rolled around. I dropped the older girls with my moms and tried to knock out a few errands. The only successful thing was some "back to school" shopping at Jump N Jax. Phil came home from work early and we headed to Marywood for an Engaged Encounter Weekend. What a great weekend! This was our second time presenting so our talks were pretty much good to go (that's the tough part). But it's been a year so they needed some adjustments. There were 14 couples aged 23-38. It was so sweet seeing all that young, gitty love. You can't help having it rub off on you! Abigail came with us, which was a bit of a challenge, but I think that was easier than leaving her with my parents (for the nursing especially). I think our talks went well. We even did some writing of our own. We even played flip cup with some of the couples last night! So cool! I really pray that these guys can dig deep and put some work into their marriages, you know it's tough! We picked up the older girls at my parents. They had a fun weekend, too! We unpacked and did some laundry then headed to the Suter's for a Sunday-Funday dinner- burgers, dogs and eggplant ensalada capris! Nice! What a great way to kick off the week! There's lots of love in the air. I hope we can soak it all in as this summer gets hotter!