It has been a little while, and I have some catching up to do. I had a birthday on September 28th and got this sparkly pink sapphire ring, lots of hugs and kisses from my family, and a surprise visit from my mom. It was a great birthday.
We celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary on October 12th.
Sophia had her fourth birthday last week. We have a birthday a month starting in July and she has been very excited for her day to arrive. I didn't think she was going to go to sleep the night before because she was giddy with anticipation. She slept-in the morning of her birthday and when she came out of her room she rubbed her eyes and asked why we were all awake. It was still dark so she didn't think it was morning yet. We told her we had been waiting for her because it was her birthday and the giddy excitement returned. She was so happy all day long and it really was her special day.
She opened some presents in the morning.
She opened some more presents in the afternoon.
We had her requested dinner of macaroni and cheese (not Kraft, the kind I make from scratch) and Sprite. I also made pizza to go along with her choice.
She wanted purple cake with pink frosting, so I made cupcakes. She liked the cupcakes, but has already asked that next year I make a BIG cake for her birthday. She wanted to invite guests to have cake and ice cream so we had a couple of her friends and their families come over.
Grace enjoyed Sophia's birthday, especially the cupcakes. She kept stealing cupcakes that party guests left lying around and would come in with a mischievous smile after eating them.
It was "crazy hair" day at school that day, and Richie wanted a mohawk. It took A LOT of gel, but I got it to stay and it lasted all day long. He thought it was pretty awesome.
So that is what we have been up to this month.