February 15, 2010

Celebrations, Cupcakes, and Snow

Oh sweet baby jesus, I'm tired. The most obvious reason? After a snowed-in week of working from home, I'm back at work. And I can't figure out if it feels good or bad. Regardless, it's fact. Second, we had Owen's second birthday party yesterday.


Now, granted, it was a nice low-key event but it was still, without doubt, quite a day. Owen popped up around six in the morning, eager to get the party started. Which he did, dragging two rather sleepy parents along with him. Mia woke up soon after and we got ourselves in gear, took care of all the last-minute preparations then, around eleven, the family came over.

Owen was thrilled beyond all possible belief. All these people were there for him. And they had presents. And they didn't really care how many M&Ms he ate or whether he was covered with cupcake icing.

When everyone left, Owen was wiped out but it was way too late in the day for naps to be had. We worked on valentines for each other and when all else failed, Owen was handed a box of Scooby-Doo band-aids which he attacked with wild abandon. By 6:30, Owen was asleep and Mia was not far behind him. Beth and I were not far behind with the wine and beer.

Anyway, here I am, a week of snowy weather and a rather successful birthday party behind me. And I've got a tough week ahead. I don't think I can let you in on the reason but suffice it to say that I've got some career advancement to take care of. So wish me luck.

Oh, and it's supposed to snow today. Yeah, that's what we need. Snow.

Posted by Chris at February 15, 2010 6:54 AM

Good luck. :)

Posted by: fauve at February 15, 2010 7:24 AM

Well good luck on the career stuff. Owen is quite a cutie for sure! I love the picture. It was a sad weekend here. I had to ask my boyfriend to leave. So there are going to be some life changes coming ahead....

Posted by: Rose at February 15, 2010 8:34 AM

Best of luck to you with the job stuff.
And I'm just going to pretend I didn't hear that about more snow today and dream about palm trees.

Posted by: diane at February 15, 2010 8:43 AM

We're expecting our first measurable snow tomorrow! 8 inches (we hope). The ski areas really need it. Send us yours, okay?

Posted by: Maribeth at February 15, 2010 8:48 AM

Good luck. And I've found that medical tape? The super cheap kind that comes in a six pack? Will keep any child from 2-6 occupied for HOURS!

Posted by: k8 at February 15, 2010 9:54 AM

...And now I want cake. :p

Posted by: Hope at February 15, 2010 11:12 AM

Good luck!

Posted by: molly at February 15, 2010 11:32 AM

I like how the icing pretty much matches his eyes ;)

Posted by: Heather at February 15, 2010 12:43 PM

good luck this week!

Posted by: kati at February 15, 2010 1:33 PM

The party sounds like it was just great. It's so hard to believe he's two. I've been following your family since before you announced that Mia was on the way. Time flies

An adult beverage is always called for after those celebrations.

Good luck at work.

Posted by: cassie-b at February 15, 2010 2:26 PM

Not sure what's bluer - the cake icing or Owen's eyes. He is just too cute. Happy birthday Owen!

I hope you don't get too much snow -- maybe it'll just be a dusting.

Posted by: coolchick at February 15, 2010 3:05 PM