It was determined that she is near sighted. However her left eye's vision is significantly worse then her right eye. Due to the big discrepancy in vision she has used her right eye to see and her left eye has gotten a bit lazy. So....we are going to see if they self correct now that she has glasses. If not, Lydia will be sporting the pirate look in the near future!
Lydia and I shared a quick lunch date and headed over to Lens Crafters for her to be fitted for her new glasses.
SHE WAS SO EXCITED!!!!
After picking out her frames and having them fitted we ran to pickup the rest of the crew.
Mom had been watching them.
Then....we went to Mrs. Stephen's house for Lydia's first piano lesson.
She LOVED it!
Mrs. Stephen's is married to Andrew's guitar teacher Mr. Stephens.
They are the best!
Then we stopped by Starbucks for a quick snack.
After Starbucks we picked up Lydia's new glasses!
Cute. As. A. Button.
It was a full day!
Wednesday was hair cut day for the girls!
Lydia opted for a stacked bob to her ears.
Audrey got a micro trim. She has decided she wants to grow hers out.
Sophie got 6 inches cut off.
She is donating it to Children with Hair Loss an organization that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair for one reason or another. Lydia had previously donated 8 inches of hair.
Love Sophie's new Do!
After haircuts we decided to have some ice cream!
YUMMY Summer treat at Mapleview Farm.
Last weeks project:
Flip Flop Wreath!
New Hobby....hiding water all over town.
So if you see an unopened water laying around town....leave it....it might be for my run!
Sophie enjoyed a fun sleepover with her buddy Maddie.
Now....for a cool story.
It really is a small world!
My very best friend in the whole world from the time I was 8 until I was 16 or so was Lora.
She brought her family to town for a visit this weekend.
Now here is the crazy part.
She lived her whole childhood in the house that Sophie's friend Maddie now lives in.
So....the house Sophie had a sleepover in Friday night was the same house I spent many nights in growing up!
So....Maddie's mom, my friend Jennifer, said Lora could walk around the house on Saturday when we picked Sophie up. I know Lora loved being able to see her childhood home and to show it to her little girl and to her husband.
I LOVED it too!
This is us hanging out in "Lora's room"
I still remember climbing on her kitchen counter as a little girl to get out the TANG.
I still remember the cabinet they kept it in.
Thank you Jennifer for letting us look around.
You are the best!
After our trip down memory lane...we headed over to Eno for a swim with the families.
Lora is a former Eno Shack worker and loved being able to have her little girl swim there and seeing everything. She was amazed at how little it had changed!
It was such a sweet visit. I am so glad that we were able to have that time together. I told Randy Saturday morning how excited I was about seeing Lora and he replied, "I can see that!" I was hyper all morning.
Saturday evening we had pizza in the backyard with our dear neighbors.
It was bittersweet.
They are moving. That means goodbye. My kids LOVE their kids. They play almost every single day. They will be missed. Fortunately they are not moving far away!
I am glad we got to have that time with them on Saturday.
Andrew was away most of the week. He was in Charlotte at the
2013 Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge.
His company came in second place overall.
He spent the week participating in debates, attending business courses, writing essays, and working. His company sold concessions.
He had a blast. He loved every moment. He worked around the clock. They negotiated deals for price discounts with Cook Outs Regional Director. They called the Prime Minister of Sweden office and the Minister Public Health office and had a skype date setup to discuss how much the Swedish government would pay to ship trash from New York to Sweden. The Swedish pay people to ship trash to their country because they burn the trash and use it as a fuel source. Unfortunately the first available date was after camp ended :)
He learned a lot.
He is already hoping he can go again next year.
I don't get it....sounds too much like school to me...but he LOVED it!
Randy celebrated his one year on the program and he has lost 98 pounds!
He worked hard to get those 2 extra pounds....he really wanted 100....
He may be a bit disappointed that he didn't quite reach the number he was hoping for but I must say...
He is AMAZING!
I am really proud of him!
There is a dailiness to changing your entire lifestyle and he has stayed the course.
He has done the daily. Not just the days I post on facebook or blog but the many days that I don't.
His work shows!!!
(Before and After Picture Coming Soon)
It was a good week. We got to visit some with mom and dad, neighbors, friends from a life time ago, made new friends, accomplished goals......It was a great week!