I realize that, until the vacation posts, I was a total blog slacker. So, here are some highlights of the last month. Or so.
Adam’s swim teacher had an underwater camera. Adam loved being underwater and always wanted us to help him dive for rings at the bottom of the pool. I love these pictures and have plans to have them printed and framed for Adam’s room.
We celebrated Jane’s 3/4 birthday in true Holmes style.
I celebrated my 30th birthday at the beginning of October. It was a great day and Scott made it very special. We went to dinner at Hicks and McCarthy, one of my favorite restaurants, then we picked up some dessert to go at the Cheesecake Factory. After we got our dessert, Scott totally surprised me by pulling into the parking lot of a jewelry store and asking me if I’d like to pick something out. If you know Scott, you know this is very out of character for him. Not because he’s not generous and considerate (he is), but because he’s probably the cheapest man I know. This was a big deal for him and thus a big deal for me. Fortunately, I’m the kind of girl who has a pretty good mental list of things I want, so I knew exactly what I wanted. We looked at the jewelry store and they didn’t have it so we came home and ordered it online. It came while we were on vacation:
It is a charm necklace with my kids’ initials on it (this is a really close shot, each charm is about the size of a pea). A friend has one that I always admired, so when Scott asked me to pick out a piece of jewelry, this is immediately what came to mind. I absolutely love it.