The Rescuers. Actually, AJ watched The Rescuers and I fell asleep just as the actual rescue was taking place, but I am sure it comes out all right - and we can watch it again another time: the beauty of DVD!
On Saturday, AJ entertained herself and I cleaned the refrigerator out. Yes, that was a great part of my day! I tossed so much stuff. Then we went to lunch and AJ and I went on to the Birmingham Dance Walk. My blogger pal Sherri Ross organized a Dance Walk. After reading about one of the past events here, I knew this was something that I had to get in on ASAP. I thought AJ would love it, too. I showed her this video about dance walking, and she was all in. Her ballet lessons are going well, and she killed it at Zumba the other night, so I thought she was going to have a blast. Evidently, I misrepresented the plan to her, and she was upset that there was no stopping in shops as we danced (something I read indicated that we would, but I was mistaken). There was a visit from Madge the Magic City Dragon, and it was so cool to see this work of art and her dozen handlers dancing down the street. You can read accounts of the fun event here and here. They have real pictures, too, none of which seem to feature AJ or much of me. But we were there! I promise!
Afterwards, I tried to interest AJ in a visit to the downtown library to take a peek at the writer's expo, but she was not having it. She wanted to shop. So shop we did. We went to Sojourns, where the owner had fruit, tea and coffee for the dance walkers. Then we went next door to Reed Books, where I was in search of a local author's latest book. I found her old one, but not the new one - yet. Then, we needed a sugar rush and a bathroom, so we went to Urban Standard for some cupcakes. AJ had red velvet and I had blackberry cabernet - so delicious!
Next we went to Charm, a fantastic little jewelry shop owned by one of our auction's customers, and then we went down to What's on 2nd, (where the owner is also a Garden City Auction customer) and we ran into our friend Ian, who couldn't believe how big AJ was getting! Then we were shopped out, so we went home and I took a much needed nap. By then, it was time for our night out, so we took AJ to my parents' house, headed to the Galleria for some shopping and dinner, and then made a stop by my grandmother's house to fix her computer.
On Sunday, we began preparations for our Super Bowl Supper with my parents and brother Drew. Ben vacuumed, steam cleaned, and scrubbed toilets. I went to the store before church and could tell it was time for the big game because Publix was dangerously low on regular Velveeta. Anyway, we ended up making pasta salad with football-shaped pasta, Ro-Tel dip (which Grandpa misheard as "roadkill dip") and creamy lemon bars. Mom and Dad brought chili and hot dogs. It was perfect football food! Of course, when I throw a Super Bowl party and the Packers are not playing, it's not a true Super Bowl party - it's a First Half of the Super Bowl party. We all had things to do the next day, places to be, people to see, and missions to accomplish, so everyone was gone and AJ was in the tub before the lights went out.
Overall, though, it was a SUPER weekend!
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