This is a random mix of a few things we have been doing.
Try to contain your excitement.
Anderson turned 3!! This is actually a huge deal probably deserves its own post, but since everyone who reads my blog also reads my sister's/I am too lazy to do two posts...he gets the top spot.
I wish I had a better picture that captured him while we were singing. He was seriously staring intently at the candles (FIRE!), while he plotted his attack for blowing them out. It was perfect to witness a moment that describes him so perfectly at this age.
He was SO excited that it was his party! I am so grateful that he lives close enough that we could drive to celebrate! I love this boy. He is so funny when I am there and he is trying to figure out if I am Bobble or Bobble Cole. He is the perfect mix of intelligent (he speaks more clearly than Lily) and silly Also, he can be calm and crazy. HAHA. I am totally kidding- he is ALL energetic. Always. Every second. 100% BOY.
We have been very busy baking and decorating for Balentime's Day.
Sprinkles are on my hate list along with glitter. I have resigned to the fact that I will be crunching around my kitchen forever, even after I vacuum. I am trying to push her more in the direction of food markers and squeezable icing.
My parents are too-good-to-be-true and let the kids set up this house (Melissa got in on clearance for $5) in their living room for a week. When the fun had worn off, Anderson got to demolish it, which was one of the more humorous things I have witnessed recently.
Apparently, I am going to have a baby at some point in the semi-near future (I am 35 weeks right now, so I am holding out for at least another month!). My mom volunteered to watch Lily for a few days/nights so I could run errands and get things ready for Reese. I am almost embarrassed to admit this, to be honest. How ridiculous is my life? Lily is pretty much always awake and always wants to "help" so I needed to be able to paint and organize some things without her. It was like a Baby-moon!
Oh, then I needed her to watch our dog for a night as well. My parents literally do not flinch when we ask them huge favors.
It snowed!!! A LOT! We got between 6 and 8 inches, and a week later- it is STILL in our yard!
Of course, Lily was with my mom that night (No!!!!), and Hughes was on overnight call, so it was just me, lonely and sad and worried that our power was going to go out any second.
It was gorgeous.
Until I couldn't get out of my driveway the next day and spent 6 hours just trying to inch forward/sprinkle salt/scrape the driveway, etc...
I got to see some of my favorite people- friends from college!!! I love that we have stayed in touch for so long, and I can't believe we are in our 30's! We met when I was 17! Crazy.
Mom got about 3 ounces of snow, which Lily played in...I was so sad watching her, because I knew we had mounds at home.
But, there was STILL snow once we arrived home!!!! (Like I said, there is STIL snow, but now it's gross and not nearly as glamorous).
Is it bad that I was mainly excited that she got to play in it so she could use the $2 consignment sale pink snow boots I had bought? I also got a $2 snowsuit for her, so I want one more big snow to get to use it, as well.