And now, only a month after Mariah’s birthday, we have some pics from Anna’s birthday. She had a wonderful day, and she is very proud now to hold up her three fingers and tell people she is “Free.” She got quite a few presents (despite our attempts to keep things more under control and not spoil her… yeah, right), so she was all set. Her favorite present is her box full of dress-up costumes (yipee for a post-Halloween birthday – yipee for Clearance sales!), and she has spent a significant amount of time in the last few days as Glenda the Good Witch…
or a Cowgirl. She loved her chocolate cake with strawberry frosting and strawberries on top. And she’s already been enjoying her new sets of paints from Grandma.
I am very proud to now be the mother of a 3-year-old and 1-year-old, and I think we’re all excited to see what year #4 of parenthood is going to bring.
Year #2 of Mariah has already brought it’s first significant accident. I refuse to reveal details (because it was just too close to being MUCH more horrible than it really was), but it happened yesterday morning and here is the result.
As you can see, it hasn’t left too big of an emotional scar, but I feel scarred. I’ve always known that Mariah’s determination could combine with her lightening-strike temper to make trouble, but it’s so much more real now. Oi. We’re in for a ride. Here’s a classic look at her earlier in the day, too. The people in the restaurant last night were quite interested in the band-aids, especially older kids, so that’s why I took them off.
Other than this event, we’ve had a great few weeks. Hope you all have, too.