Mommy-Daughter Date

Whenever I go to my rheumatologist, it ends up being a several hour affair. I’m still getting used to my new doctor who really takes his time during appointments rather than rushing through as my last doctor did.

I had Lucy with me today, which really isn’t a big deal – unless you have to get x-rays done. And, guess what I was told had to happen after my appointment? Yeah. Obviously, Lucy couldn’t go in with me, so we set her up in the infusion room so she could watch cartoons. She was A-OK.

I was kind of stressed out during the x-rays and the bone density scan because, you know, I couldn’t see her. She wasn’t crying, which was good. I was sure she was OK.

When I finished, I found her curled up in one of the big infusion chairs, her hand over her head. I thought she was sleeping at first, but when I got closer, I saw that she wasn’t. I asked if she was watching TV.

“No. I scared. I hiding from people.”

Broke. My. Heart. I seriously felt like the worst mom ever.

After we left, we headed across the street for my lab work and then trekked back home. Lucy fell asleep not long into our drive so, instead of stopping to eat like we had discussed, I phoned in a take-out order to Chili’s and quickly ran in to get it.

But, when I got back to the car (I parked in front of the door and kept my eyes on it the entire time), Lucy was awake and adamant that we go in for our mommy-daughter date. So, after having just picked up a meal, we went in to eat. I was kind of embarrassed since, you know, there were only two servers working, and I’m pretty sure they recognized me, but my kiddo was SO happy to be on a date with Mommy. That outweighed all the embarrassment.

And, we had a GREAT time. I can’t wait for another actual lunch out together!

Menu Plan Monday ~ 02/25/13


Another Monday, another week of menu planning. I need to start coming up with at least one new dish a week for the blog on which I post recipes, so I’m going to have to hit Pinterest for some ideas. I have one for this week, but I also need to prep for next week.

Here’s what I have planned for this week:

Monday: Sloppy Joe’s with veggies

Tuesday: Tacos with Spanish rice

Wednesday: Corn and Zucchini Cannelloni with garlic bread

Thursday: Post-gymnastics dinner at Taco Bell

Friday: Haystacks

Saturday: Take-out

I’m linking up with Org Junkie.

Show Us Your Life ~ Favorite Picture Ideas

I LOVE having pictures taken of our family and, as my husband is a photographer on the side, we take a lot of our own (yay for self-timers!). Here are a few of my favorites that we’ve had taken.

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I’m linking up with Kelly at Kelly’s Korner.

I totally love Tungsten rings for men. One of these days, I’d like to upgrade Joe’s wedding ring, which is white gold, to a Tungsten ring, kind of like the Tungsten masonic rings because I think they may be a little better quality. I know they’re heavier than white gold, and I wonder if that means they’re of a better quality. It would be nice to get him a nicer ring at some point!

Tot Trendy Tuesday ~ 02/19/13

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Can I just say that I enjoy buying clothes for Lucy WAY more than I enjoy buying clothes for myself?? Toddler girl clothes are so stinking cute!

I hit up the bag sale at a local consignment store over the weekend, and I scored some great deals on name brand clothes! I refuse to pay full price for kid’s clothes because they grow out of them so quickly. Well, most of them. Whose names aren’t Lucy.

Anyway. Today, I put Lucy in a new skirt I got her with leggings and a t-shirt. The shirt is a *little* big because I decided to buy a size up when I bought a bunch the other day. Other than that, I think she looks SO CUTE. I love, love, LOVE putting skirts and dresses over leggings. Behold, the cuteness:


Love! What are your kids wearing today??

Week in Phone Pics ~ 7/52

Oh, did we have fun last week. We did a lot of playing, which Lucy, of course, loved. I think I might start taking her to the bouncy place once a week. I get work done while she plays – it’s a win-win!


  • Lucy did some “work”
  • We played at the soft play area at the mall
  • Lucy made Valentine’s
  • We spent an afternoon at the bouncy place
  • And got cake pops/cupcakes afterward
  • Lucy and cousin Rivka got to hang out when we went to visit Joe’s grandma
  • And, we went on a mommy-daughter date to see the Atlanta Ballet’s Cinderella!

I’m linking up with Living Like the Kings.