Monday, September 6, 2010

Charlotte Trip

Last Sunday and Monday night, Nana & Pops were nice enough to watch the girls while Russ and I went to Charlotte for a get-away! I've never been away from either of the girls longer than one night, so as silly as it sounds, I was a little anxious about the trip. But, it was such a great time and a much needed break. We enjoyed just spending time together and reconnecting since lately we feel like all we do is get the girls dinner and baths and diapers and all of those things...
Russ had flowers waiting for me when we arrived at our suite!
We weren't totally alone, though. Here we are at Pottery Barn Kids (the perfect back-drop for a picture, with all of the things I desperately "need" for the new baby :). Baby #3 is about 18 weeks in this picture. Belly looks a little strange because of my pants, but anyway, there you have it.

We also went to one of our favorite restaurants (the only one that Charleston doesn't have - which is probably good for our wallet) P.F. Changs! We actually went twice! I have some pictures, but it is really too dark to see anything but a weird chinese statue in the corner - so why post those?

When we came home on Tuesday, we hit the ground running. The girls were their "full-of-energy" selves and we loved being able to squeeze them again!
Here's Noa with some little pig tails. She kept calling them her "little ponies." I chased her all over the house to get a picture until I finally cornered her by the toilet. Nice.
Cool Dude!
On Saturday we went down to the Farmer's Market downtown. The girls loved looking at all the people and their dogs and jumping in the big jump castles.
We were only a block away from the Children's Museum, so we decided to cool off inside for about an hour. Ruthie is finally getting old enough to enjoy some of the things they have there - which makes the trip a lot more fun.
Noa in the "Water Room"

What a great week! I wish Russ and I could dash off to some place every week!! We've gotta do it as much as possible before this next little one comes. Our ultrasound to find out what we're having (and more) is scheduled for September 30th - so less than a month and we'll know whether we're destined for a whole lot of girls, or if a sweet boy will break up the mix. We could care less - which I guess is a good thing since it is already determined anyway... :)


The Davison Family said...

So glad you guys got to get away for a couple of days! :) Can't wait for Dylan and me to be able to do that!

G-Metal, Coco, Angel Face and Bunny said...

What an awesome trip! And I love the lil' ponies....

Jackie, you look A-mazing! You're just glowing.

Margriet said...

Hi Jackie!
Lucas and I just watched the pictures of your last three posts. I explained him who the girls are and he was excited to see that Noa loves playing with water too...
So great, thanks for catching us op on things. Especially the football game pics are great, and of course you in the baby store. I guess you can never grow tired of shopping there!
Can't wait to hear wether it's a boy or a girl...
Margriet & Lucas