this last week was so busy and so fun.
we celebrated two birthdays, went to one birthday party, and attempted to get ready for christmas.
we had plans to be at the butterfly pavalion right now thanks to some free passes from one of my co-workers, but both charlie and avery are napping on the couch so it's looking like that may have to happen another day.
avery got a taste of opening presents by helping charlie on his birthday. turns out ripping paper is more exciting than the present inside. christmas morning should be fun.
we got a very small amount of snow on wednesday, which made everything look nice and christmassy. i brought some inside for avery to play with while i was working and although she ended up cold and soaking wet she had a blast playing with it. i'll have to get her a snowsuit so she can play with i outside the next time we get some. the dogs love snow and were happy to spend a large part of the day outside chasing each other around.
and on thursday my baby turned one, which meant that i panicked on wednesday night and started baking cupcakes and making pom poms so that she wouldn't think we forgot her birthday. charlie told me i was crazy, but it turned out that she really did like the pom poms, so i hung them up in her room after her birthday so she could have them year round. also it make me feel like all of my hard work was justified. we made her favorite dinner that night (grilled cheese with avocado), gave her a cupcake that afternoon, and let her take a super long bath, which is one of her favorite activities. i think her favorite present were a bunch of bowls that i got her from target. she loves to stack and unstack them all day long.
and now we're (almost) ready for christmas. and definitely ready for a longer than normal weekend.