Wow. It's been a long time since I blogged. Like this is over a year and a half old. But I found this in the drafts and wanted to go ahead and publish. Will be posting much more updated info soon!
All my babies are officially one year older! Things have been busy. So busy that it is March and I haven't acknowledged any birthdays or Christmas.
My excuse (and the truth) is that I've been busy. All at once we fixed up a mess of a rental house and started working on our own (which we had to move out of while they work). Then throw Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all the usual busy-ness, and you might understand why blogging had to take a back seat. But never fear: let me give you the recap!
We celebrated Paul's third birthday with another tractor themed party. It was very low key, but almost all the family came out to celebrate, so we had fun. Leah surprised us all driving a big tractor from the farm and gave Paul a ride.
Hays and Clara had a joint birthday party. The theme was "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star / A Celestial Ball." Basically we decorated the house with stars of various kinds. I liked the Twinkle Twinkle theme, Hays really didn't care, and Clara was happy as long as she could dress up as Sleeping Beauty (so it became a "Ball").
So, here's my Sleeping Beauty. Sewn the DAY OF her party. Why I didn't just buy a Sleeping Beauty dress? I don't know. Well, I do know. But I'm not going to get into that.
It was twirly, and that's what she wanted. Hooray again!
My man Hays was delighted when everyone sang Happy Birthday to him. Other than that, opening presents and even blowing out the candles wasn't on his radar. My mom was a big help in getting all the decorations and food put together right at the end. We had lots of balloons - some helium, some regular - that really helped to transform the space.
On Paul's birthday, I did manage to get one photo worthy of framing (and Christmas card-ing). Hooray! Merry (belated) Christmas!