the first month of the year always kicks me in the hinney and this year is no different. it always seems like i am playing catch up after a full holiday season. this year, the decorating didn't stop in december. in fact, it rolled right into january with a first birthday party. a birthday party i am dying to share with you but cannot because josh's desire to have pretty pictures in film instead of digital requires that i wait the obligatory 5-10 business days for the scans to arrive. 5-10 business days have never seemed as long when waiting for pictures to arrive. i really think it has to do with the fact that digital is an instant gratification thing and i can't have it. it's kinda like if you had tivo and a flat screen and hdtv and all of a sudden you had to order your tv show in a catalog over the phone and wait for it to be delivered by snail mail while all your other friends still had tivo, hdtv and a flat screen. (i know, i know, josh. they are prettier and worth the wait, but it is 5-10 business days after they are mailed. whine, whine, whine.)
so, maybe one day i will have pretty birthday party pictures to share, but until then, i will share our month in pictures.
miller was in desperate need of new shoes. he picked these out all by his little self. then, because he loved them so much, he slept in them. in fact, he wore them non-stop for several days. seriously. he only removed them to take a bath and sometimes to change clothes.
winter precipitation is a huge deal here. so big, in fact, that when the weather man even dares to suggest that some form of frozen water might fall from the sky, the entire city reacts. carter's teacher told her to wear her pajamas inside out and backwards. carter did it the first night for practice she said, since snow was not in the forecast. then, another teacher said to flush an ice cube and sleep with three spoons under your pillow. so the next night, she convinced her brother to do it all with her. when they awoke to approximately a quarter of an inch of a snow-like substance, they totally thought they had single-handedly caused it to occur. see miller's pajama tag there in the front and his cute, but cold ear protruding from his hat. (he does it like that on purpose.)
and, now, we currently have several layers of ice on the ground. yuck! no one likes ice.
we have spent two nights in the dark. two. the first, a car accident that occurred one block up and, the second due to the aforementioned ice storm. thank you, creators of the flameless tea light. you have brought my children hours of entertainment and safe candlelight.
and, finally, this week we had cupcakes, specifically cupcakes for haiti. my sweet friend wanted to do her part to give to the people of haiti. so, she did one of the things she does best-bake. i love cupcakes, but cupcakes for charity-now that is a reason to eat. so yummy.
that is it for january. wishing everyone a cupcake filled february.