A Weekend with Friends

What an awesome weekend! Our dear friends came to visit us and we had a ball. We try to get together every August and spend a weekend together. Since we just had Miles and couldn’t be far from him this soon, our friends were gracious enough to vacation in Charleston this year. We really had a wonderful time. Some highlights:

We dined at the Chef’s Table at the Daniel Island Club and enjoyed an impromptu menu prepared by Chef Tyler. It was fantastic!

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We spent lots of time at the club pool. Chad and I are always at the family pool and realized that we have NEVER been to the pool without our boys!! It was unbelievable to spend time at the quiet, laid back  adult pool 🙂

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We also enjoyed a carriage ride downtown from the Palmetto Carriage Company. We were lucky to be able to tour through the residential neighborhoods and see some gorgeous historic houses. If you ever take a carriage tour, you shoudl request our guide — his name is Reid. Our tour was fabulous!

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Dinner downtown at Hank’s was as good as it gets! I got the curried shrimp house special. It was fantastic! Chad got seared scallops over grits which were awesome too. Dessert was Banana Cream Pie.

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Our friends loved the burgers at Poe’s tavern on Sullivan’s Island. We did too!

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My baby starts Kindergarten on Tuesday :(

August 14, 2009

Where does the time go?? Colin starts kindergarten on Tuesday. KINDERGARTEN!!! I remember the day he was born and the first time we made eye contact like it was yesterday.

I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time with this. A better mom would be so excited for her child! Maybe it’s because kindergarten seem so… final. Once you get on the “school train” it doesn’t stop until you go to college.

This summer has been a big one for Colin. He has become a determined young man with a will of his own. He has learned to dive, ride a bike without training wheels, do chores, and even completed a hike up and down Whiteside Mountain (that usually leaves most adults huffing and puffing) with amazing ease. He is reading well, writing beautifully and has become quite the little artist. Since he played flag football and t-ball last year, and completed golf and tennis camp again this summer, Colin has decided to play soccer this fall and is very coordinated.

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We bought his uniforms for school a few days ago and I’m washing and ironing them today to get ready for school. He has a new lunchbox and school supplies so we’re ready to go.

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I won’t let Colin see my tears on Tuesday but I’m sure that I’ll be shedding them!! Please pray that I won’t pass my feelings of anxiety and sadness along to my little guy. This weepy, sentimental mommy wants him to have a FANTASTIC first day and school year. After all, as good parents, aren’t we supposed to prepare our children to be independent? 😉