We are in the middle of birthday central.
From the end of December to mid-February there are 8 birthdays, and my sister-in-laws sister had a baby on my dad's birthday in mid-January too, making the count now 9.
Three of those birthdays are in our own family. Miss Rose turned 8 on the 26th and Lily turned 3 on the 28th. The weekend prior Miss Rose had a birthday party that involved laser tag, Chuck E Cheese and a lost kid, who no one knew was lost. We celebrated this past Sunday with family and the main emphasis was Lily even though it was for Miss Rose too. Lily chose Tinkerbell for a theme and I must say I rocked the Tinkerbell cake.
Bean started up another class that meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I am so proud of him for working on completing his degree, but these are long evenings. The girls have been cooperative though and it's gone smoothly.
Sunday we will go to church in the morning, to our nephew's 4th birthday in the afternoon and then to a friends for the Super Bowl. We will all sleep well that night!
I don't think I've had a full week (which for me is 3 days) in the office since the New Year started. I've had to leave early or stay home multiple times. Last week I picked Lily up on Monday morning with a fever. Bean came home in the afternoon so I could go back to work Bean stayed home Tuesday and I stayed home Wednesday.
Whatever virus she had with a fever last week turned into a nasty cold this week and I had to keep her home on Wednesday. There were 5 kids out in her class on Wednesday. Thankfully the other girls are healthy and hopefully Lily will improve enough to go to school on Monday. Too much activity causes coughing spasms, which make her vomit phlegm. Can't have that at school!
Me...always trying to embrace the day. I like when the days are predictable. Lately nothing seems predictable. My babysitter was really sick on Monday, but thankfully my sister-in-law took the girls for the afternoon. But it meant extra time in the car for me. Wednesday I drove to the same part of town 4 times. I'm spending my life in that minivan lately. Good thing I like it.
So I get to the end of the day and I can't wait to zone out. I go to bed anticipating my morning cup of coffee. I am blessed. And I am tired.