Monday was our anniversary!!! Whoo hoo! I had a headache which was super lame. Ben and I ran errands with Caroline and went shopping for clothes for family pictures! Nothing makes you feel more like a family than family pictures. Ben had an appointment at the apple store so c and I shopped! I bought some stuff and it was so weird because I realized I hadn't paid for clothes in a long long time. When I worked I shopped all the time...because I wore real clothes and went through them (projects, holes, stains) super fast. But now I don't have a need (not that I don't like shopping) for new work clothes so I don't shop. After C and I took an afternoon nap Ben surprised me with peonies...my favorite! My headache was still super bad so we had dinner at home but went and got cheesecakes for dessert date night. Caroline made our day even better. We reminisced about our wedding day and marriage and all things mushy. We watched "One Fine Day" and enjoyed cheesecake after C went to sleep. It was a fabulous day and I love my Ben!
South Florida weather is tricky! We went for a walk at Coral Reef park and it dumped on us! We were soaked and Caroline I'm sure was very confused. We came home and showered and changed and rested while the weather was crazy. We met one of Ben's old coworkers from the bookstore at Scotty's Landing and had lunch. We for lot that it's super hard to find but everything worked out and lunch was delicious. Caroline loved meeting Steph. Steph is here because he husband has an internship and they have done so many fun Miami things! It was fun to get recommendations from her.
Wednesday and Thursday were just regular errand running days. We went shopping for family pictures and went to Chickfila. We love Chickfila. Also we made homemade Oreo heath bar shakes...all I have to say is we are addicted and can't buy the combination of vanilla, Oreos, and heath bars again because it is so delicious.
Friday we went to surfside!!! It's our favorite beach yet. Clear water and whiteish sand...paradise. We went with Lindsay and Sterling and it was so fun to see their kids play in the water. Caroline was not hesitant at all in the water this time. We loved it because we could walk out really far and the water only came up to a little past our knees. Also it wasn't too busy. Another miami must do to put on our list. I didn't get enough sunscreen on my back--I was so excited to get into that water--so I am a little red. Ben and I watched monster in law for a Friday movie night!
Saturday was fabulous. We went and cleaned the church and Caroline was in heaven. She crawled laps around the building and was the best helper. We came home and all of us slept. I think our family loves summer. After naps we went to return some shorts we had gotten for Caroline and went shooing for me and found some things for family pictures. I need to remember that New York company is a great place to shop. Also charming Charlie. We had fun walking around and Ben and Caroline had fun together. Ben worked on preparing two lessons for Sunday and I made cookies for our class. We are going to be gone for a few weeks so we are leaving them with a treat.
Sunday was regular. Ben passed the sacrament and Caroline just didn't understand why he would come stand by our pew and then pass things around to other people. She was so confused. Sunday school went well. Relief Society was a little crazy because I had Caroline and the third hour of church is the hardest for her. I still had an awful headache--I'm thinking it might have to do with dehydration. It really is so frustrating. Ben let me sleep. We had chicken and rice for dinner and we went over to Haws' for dessert. We are really loving our neighbors. Caroline loves playing and watching and learning. from them.
Summer is the best. Our car smells like sunscreen and I quite like it.
|Apple slices at Scotty's Landing|
|Me and my girl|
|Playing with doggy and company in her crib|
|Her new fav is standing in front of the fan and letting her hair blow like a model|
|Her new way to sit at Target|
|What a babe|
|Seriously love it|
|As long as she's in charge all is well|
|She could have taken this one home|
|Reading all about colors during church|
|Talking with daddy|