Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Good Bye 2008 & Happy Birthday Allegra

The post-Christmas aftermath was relatively peaceful - we did some shopping, lots of cleaning, and some organizing. On Tuesday all six of us went and got haircuts (it actually went really smoothly). It had been over a year since the girls had had cuts and it was Colin's first, although I couldn't allow myself to let any length be taken off yet. Hopefully once the baby arrives I can let go of Colin's "babyness" a little bit. New Year's Eve was a casual affair. We spent the day cleaning up Christmas stuff in the house, although that didn't get finished until the Saturday after New Year's, while the kids played with their new stuff. Allegra opened cards and announced herself Birthday Girl immediately with a homemade ribbon she taped on herself. We are saving her presents for her party (this Saturday at Ice World) but we did get her an ice-cream cake from Dairy Queen and sang to her. She is so excited to be seven. We spent the night at Nana and Papa's house, to the kids' delight, and rung in the new year playing the Wii. The kids slept over, so James and I got to sleep in on New Year's Day and then go for breakfast at Starbucks and to Babies 'R Us to register, all kid-free. It was so fun.
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Anonymous said...

Boy, do we wish we could have been there. Not just because we miss you guys but also because we are so tired of the snow and cold. December we broke the city record for the most snow, yuck!!! We still have January to get through yet. Hope Allegra had a great day and take more pics at her b-day party. Love you guys.