Methinks I'll be neglecting the old blog for 2 weeks more often just so I can use the word fortnight in the post title, what say you? Good, so here are some highlights from the last 2 weeks of life which have gone unblogged (the horror!) and will be no longer.
First and most importantly! I forced family pictures on everyone.
Did I say most importantly? I meant least. Onward.
Since moving here our family has been fairly holed up here at our new pad because 1- new house excitement and 2- new baby anchor and so I've been pestering Mike with my very best nagging wife skills for us to go explore the area and do something as a family, and I finally prevailed. Last weekend there was a farm tour in a local county and I convinced Mike to lead a family expedition to see some farmish things and see them we did.
Then we thought we would ride the adventurous wave as a family and ventured out yet again this weekend for a local festival which included super tasty beer-- and I could stop there because that is all anyone really needs-- but there were free kids games and really good food and the girls even sprung for some face painting.
Our previously little Bernadette is no longer so and turned a geriatric SIX yesterday, which might not seem old to you, but she is six going on sixteen and just seems so old to me now.
Even though she got a birthday case of the croup she was the sweetest thing and generously shared her new toys and some pairs of her stick-on earrings (her favorite gift by far- highly recommended) with her siblings. We started the day with her favorite cereal and gifts, hit up Mass on campus and did some light strolling:
I was a jerk-mom and scheduled a dental appointment for myself and Naomi on Bernadette's birthday of all days so I was absent for a several hours in the middle, but again she was unfazed and had the sweetest attitude the entire day.
I can't even believe she is so big, all the feels, all the cliches. All done.