A Week of Firsts

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Well it was a week of firsts in our house and while some of the pictures are taken with a phone, I thought I would share our week of wonder with you!  Enjoy – we certainly did!

Sunday:  First time Miles discovers the fun of random boxes by himself

littleFirst Box

Monday:  First time Miles goes down the tube slide by himself

The pictures of the actual descent make it look like I am an irresponsible parent so I am not posting them but man – they are funny.  See though – he liked it!

littleFirst Slide

Tuesday: First Ballet Class for Sophia.

I almost cried when I finished putting her hair up away from her face in this crazy toddler ballet bun.  We actually had to use hair spray.  She may as well be a teenager!  I did cry when I saw her in the ballet room.  I may cry every week when I see her in class.  It is precious watching them all through a tiny window follow directions and spin and twirl.  This kind of discipline never happens at home!

littleFirst Ballet

Wednesday:  First Day of School

Sophia was great for posing and jumped right out of the car to walk into school by herself.  After ballet with no mommy and now the abandonment at the front door of school, I am a little sad.  She is so independent!

littleFirst Sophia School

Miles went to his first day too.  He is in the Toddlers class and loving it!  He was not loving pictures so much.

littleSophia and Miles School

Thursday:  Miles’ first Ice Cream Cone

He has had ice cream before.  He loves it.  He has wanted to have a cone like Sophia all summer.  This was his big back to school gift from his daddy.  He LOVED it.  Messy as it was – he may never return to the cup.  Would you?

littleFirst Ice Cream Cone

Friday:  First solo jump off the giant Looney Tunes eraser.

Both the kids live for mall play areas.  So do I as they are free and keep them occupied for at least an hour.  However, Miles needs a lot of help usually.  This time he launched himself off the giant eraser before Ross could help him.  You can see Ross’ hand in the picture.  He did not get to Miles in time.  It looked like Miles might be crippled when he landed, but it turns out that rubber flooring works.  He laughed hysterically and looked SO proud.  He got right back up and continued to give me mini heart attacks over and over.  At least he is doing things on his own.  Maybe one of these days I can bring a book.  Yeah right…

littleFirst Solo Jump

Saturday:  First Sari for Sophia

We went to the Indian Festival in Charlotte last weekend and Sophia loved it!  She and Miles loved dancing to the Indian music and watching the girls and boys in their fabulous mirrored and sparkling costumes.  Aside from a small temper fit because she was not wearing one of the beautiful dancing costumes, she had a blast!  She was able to try wearing a Sari and she thought it was beautiful.  I think she looks fabulous!  Maybe we can watch a Bollywood flick instead of Max & Ruby tomorrow?

littleFirst Sari

Wow – a whole week of firsts.  Hope your school year is starting out with just as many wonderful new experiences and a million smiles!

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I'm Brittany. I believe that simple is best and that smiling can make or break a day. I love being a woman, a wife and a mother. I like to make pretty things and making things with big tools. I am a huge fan of good design. I love to travel. Hugs make me happy. I share my life, experiences, tips and tutorials in the hope that this community can find a whole lot of awesome together.

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  • September 9, 2009 Shauna

    Precious pictures!!!!
    .-= Shauna´s last blog ..Staples Review and Giveaway… =-.

    • September 9, 2009 Brittany

      Thanks Shauna! I try to do a lot of content posts but the kids are just SO flippin cute!

  • September 9, 2009 shraddha

    oh what cuties!!

    retweeted the post
    .-= shraddha´s last blog ..Labor Day Fun =-.

  • September 9, 2009 Capital Mom

    Those are pretty cute pictures. I like the ballet outfit. It makes her look so grown up!
    .-= Capital Mom´s last blog ..Rant =-.

  • September 9, 2009 TooManyHats

    All the pics are adorable, but that ice cream cone one is the cutest ever! So many firsts, how precious. With teens, my firsts seem to be more along the lines of first time the room was cleaned is 3 years or first time he remembered to put deoderant on without being asked – not really picture worthy things.
    .-= TooManyHats´s last blog ..AY YI YI =-.

    • September 9, 2009 Brittany

      Yes I guess first time deodorant would be more of a smellavision thing huh? I have been so busy researching articles and writing content for grownups I need to keep posting content for my kiddos. I mean since I don’t really scrapbook I better do something right?

  • September 9, 2009 Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com

    All, huge, huge milestones. How lucky for you to have it all in photos and words!!
    .-= Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com´s last blog ..Reactions to My Blog =-.

  • September 9, 2009 Annette Piper

    What a week!!! You must be exhausted after all those firsts – treasure them!!
    .-= Annette Piper´s last blog ..Spring and amazonite =-.

  • September 9, 2009 existentialwaitress

    Adorable pics!
    .-= existentialwaitress´s last blog ..BEWARE: Your children may be BRAINWASHED! =-.

  • September 9, 2009 Momisodes

    They are just adorable! What sweet photos of such precious moments.
    .-= Momisodes´s last blog ..Pinching inches…and pennies =-.

  • September 9, 2009 Heather

    Your kids are ADORABLE! What sweet photos!

    I saw that you were due January 30th! I’m getting married that day! :)
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Shedding Light =-.

  • September 9, 2009 angela

    Really cute pictures. :)

  • September 10, 2009 thais

    great pictures and special dates! what a beautiful family :))
    .-= thais´s last blog ..Love&Olive giveaway =-.

  • September 10, 2009 trisha

    What a precious week you had!!!!!!!

    .-= trisha´s last blog ..Speaker Dinner signup now open =-.

  • September 12, 2009 Katie

    You have no idea how much the pictures of Sophie and Miles mean to me! The one of her on the eraser just makes me cry bc Sam and Lily used to love that eraser! If it didnt make the erasing sound they would stop jumping and ask…”Mommy..it’s broken! Can u fix it so we can play more?” We had such great times there. I remember the first time Sophie was there. She was all out like all the big kids! I miss you and the kids. Awesome castle! Wish i could make it to the party! :(

    • September 13, 2009 Brittany

      We wish you could make it too! Sophie will miss her Auntie Katie!

  • September 14, 2009 Unknown Mami

    They are BEAUTIFUL!
    .-= Unknown Mami´s last blog ..Sundays In My City =-.

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