Wednesday turned into a pretty fun filled day for both Virginia and myself. After our naps, yes I said our naps. Sometimes after my late night sessions of watching Dexter with Reiggin. I just have to take a nap the next day with Virginia. Since Virginia has started taking 2 to 3 hour long naps, it makes this mommy very happy.
Once we woke up from our naps, I jumped on the phone and called my good friend Sarah to come over. We have been trying for weeks to get together. Every time something comes up either I am sick or she is sick. Finally the stars aligned and she was able to make the trip to Concord to hang out with us.
Sarah arrived and like always Virginia was a little shy and not sure if she could trust this new person that was coming into her home. But once she realized that Sarah was coming with us to the pool and would play ball with her. She decided that Sarah was one cool chick. Sarah got to witness our crazy pool routine of swimming for maybe 15 minutes then the rest of the almost 2 hours climbing in and out of the pool because doesn't everyone do their laps on the outside of the pool.
Virginia did get more courageous in jumping from the second step into my arms. She even went under the water a little and didn't freak out. Well she cried for like a mini second and then giggled. After about an hour and a half of swimming and walking around the pool checking out what the construction guys were doing. We decided to pack up and head back to the apartment.
I quickly gave Virginia a bath and then put a new diaper on her. I let her head back to the living room while I got changed out of my bathing suit. I walk into the living room to find Virginia just lounging on the couch up against Sarah. It is super funny how quick Virginia goes from being a little unsure about someone to being their lap buddy. Sarah quickly became Virginia's new buddy. They played blocks and played smash the turtle toy.
Virginia was trying very hard to lift my 12lb ball!
After Sarah's visit the night still had more fun events in store for me. Yesterday was my first night for my Fall bowling league Race & Roll. After joining the central piedmont mommies network I decided to try to get together a mommies bowling team for this Fall league. I ended up getting two moms to sign up for my bowling team. One of the moms roped one of her friends in to give us 4 players so we were just short one. I felt like a little girl getting ready for her first day of school. I rocked out my Avett Brothers t-shirt and even tried out my new make-up. Reiggin thought this was all funny. He asked me who I was trying to impress at the bowling alley. I told him I had to be prepared if Scott or Seth Avett came in to bowl. Hey a girl can dream!
I was a little nervous once I got to the bowling alley. It is always a little funny meeting someone for the first time and not even knowing what they look like. Luckily one of the moms Crystal was standing outside. So it was like a blind date I am walking up and we both are staring at each other waiting for one of us to say hey are you...? Crystal makes the first move and asks if I am Kathy from the mommies website which I smiled and said yes. Crystal and her friend Faby which by the way I love Faby's name. It just makes me smile every time I say her name. I think of Fantastic when I say Faby. The bowling alley was pretty small, but there was a good crowd gathered for the Race and Roll league.
We were waiting for our fourth mom to arrive. We texted and called her several times. Well we went on in to the meeting and got all the details and even picked up one more player, Shane. Which was a great thing because it turned out since it is a mixed league we had to have at least one guy on our team. I was happy to find out we were going to bowl that night also. Of course this meant it was going to be a late night. But I knew Virginia was in good hands back at home with Reiggin.
So we all went and got ready to bowl and talk with each other since none of us really knew each other really well. I was super happy to find out that we all got along great and within the first few minutes we all were laughing and joking around with each other. To make things even better Faby has a daughter that is close to Virginia in age and she lives super close to me. So a play date is in the works.
We were still short one player, but Shane came to the rescue and called up his friend Woody. After a little coaching from us over the cellphone. The girls won over Woody and convinced him to come join our team. So now The Strikers had a full team and were ready to kick some butt.
We all were pretty rusty at first. It had been two years since I had bowled last. But we were having fun and that is what really mattered. At least I am trying to tell my super competitive self that is the real reason I bowl in a league. I ended up scoring a 112, 133, and 101. Not my best scores, but hopefully I will just improve once I get back into the swing of things. Once we finished all three of our games and since I was the sucker who got voted Team Captain. I wrote up the score card and made sure to turn it in and I was out the door and heading home around 10:40 something.
Reiggin was resting on the couch when I got home. He fed Virginia and got her to bed with no problems. I was pretty wide awake so we watched Dexter and then headed to bed. I knew I was going to be sore today, but surprising my thumb is really the only thing sore.
My Wednesday turned into a pretty wonderful fun filled day. I can't wait now for Wednesdays to roll around so I can enjoy my Mom's night out at the bowling alley.