Life has been busy lately. Looks to be stabilizing a bit – though it may not have any affect on the quality or frequency of my updates of this page.
Lily had TWO birthday parties – a small family gathering on her actual birthday, and a bigger gala on the following weekend.
Owen had three birthday parties – one at a park, one family plus gathering, and then another happening this past Saturday that was kind of an unbirthday party in that neither Anna or I could stand to look at cake again. Owen seemed to be over the whole birthday thing as well. So instead it was a neighborhood barbecue. I didn’t take pictures, because I was preparing some ribs.
There are pictures, and at the bottom right of those pictures there’s a link to the album full of pictures – when I have made the album visible. In some cases, you can also click the pictures to bring up an album. If you can’t get to an album or a picture isn’t click-able, it’s probably because most of the other pictures in that particular album are crap, even by our standards. Or, there’s only one picture.
This album is technically pre-first-birthday-with-family party:
We ate spaghetti with meatballs for dinner, which is a fun messy favorite. Followed up by a vanilla buttercream and yellow butter cake dessert. This is her actual first-birthday-with-family party:
Then we had the bigger soiree with friends. Less smiling and a lot more information processing as there were tons of adults and children alike running around:
Here are some random smaller albums between Lily and Owen’s birthdays.
First up – Lily got these refrigerator magnets, and the kids have, so far, been average about sharing them. Recall that Lily doesn’t really understand ‘sharing’ yet.
Owen is a master chef:
It’s spring and everybody wants to be outside:
Now, Owen’s birthday! He didn’t nap on that day after having a long morning playing in the park and with Anna and I. So by the time his birthday party rolled around, he was a tiny zombie. But, not so tired to be left unable to open presents or eat cake. You have to have priorities:
One of Owen’s presents – lots of “I DID IT!” these days:
We hadn’t really exposed Owen to puzzles yet – but I think he’s starting to like them: