Monday, February 22, 2010

Chocolate Bash 2010

I stumbled across an advertisement for Gardner Village's Chocolate Bash as part of their Queen of Hearts Event. Chocolate Fountain. Fashion Show. Diet Coke (for Cami). Shopping. Sounds perfect for a Girl's Night Out. So I called my mom, sister, and sister in law .... the rest is a new tradition for the ladies of our family!

I was expecting more of a vendor type event and was pleasantly surprised! The Gathering Place at Gardner Village was beautifully decorated. Each of the tables had gorgeous centerpieces from the Village's businesses.

But best of all - the chocolate fountain! It was surrounded by a myriad of yummy morsels - fresh strawberries, cantelope, pineapple, bananas, wafers, rice krispie treats, so many delicious things! They also had a hot chocolate bar complete with every topping you could thing of. Added to that their were cookies and cupcakes. Chocolate lovers heaven! Talk about a three course meal in chocolate! We will definitely be returning next year!

Afterward, we browsed the shops and I bought this cute hat. I also won the cute bracelet.

Loved my girl's night out!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The dentist, the double chin, and the sleeping beauties

Lily survived her first trip to the dentist. She actually really liked it, to say the least. What's not to like: a chair ride where they let you go up and down as much as you like, getting to try out the little scrubber tools on your fingers, and winning a balloon. She did fabulous and, best of all, no cavities! The dentist did not give her the sucker. She got that at the bank in Smith's. Apparently, she ran into a pillar because she was looking back at her balloon which "was chasing her." So the friendly cashier gave her a sucker. Later that day, Lily told me that she wanted to go back for another balloon.

This picture is proof I feed my children. See that double chin! Cort likes his new found mobility in the walker. Lily brings him an assortment of toys to try out.

And again, my favorite part of the day. The rare moment when they fall asleep at the exact same time. And I didn't even have to do anything. Now that is magic.