Thursday, February 23, 2012


Has it really been a week since I last posted something? Yikes. It's been on my to-do list every night, but somehow or another, it gets pushed to the wayside while I need to finish this, fold that, clean up over there, make know how it goes. Right?

The little bug Brother had on Valentine's Day quickly spread to Nick the next day. I was on pins and needles, wincing at every turn, just waiting for Nugget and I to join in the barf fest. But you know what? Somehow, perhaps by the grace of God, she and I never got it. Tell me how that one happened? Maybe it had something to do with a container of Lysol wipes, vigorous hand washing, and load upon load of laundry. Oh yes, and prayer too.

Anyhow, our household has regained its normalcy, leaving me with time to catch up on other things, which leads me to Brother's birthday (pre-barf fest).

I love when my kids' birthdays fall on weekend days, and we can all be together to celebrate. I always feel like i'm cheating Nick if we're out celebrating while he is hard at work. But Brother's first birthday fell on a Sunday, lucky us. We had an exciting day planned, and started off with a visit to the zoo. What one year old can resist? I took Nugget there on her first birthday too, and you know what? I like following mini traditions like that, plus it's harder to forget that way.

I am ashamed to admit that we were already twenty minutes from home when I realized I had left my camera behind. What kind of mother does that? On her baby's first birthday? Apparently me, that's who. Thank goodness for my cell phone, which had to act as a stand in for the day. Quality can not even begin to compare, but hey, it was better than nothing.

Brother enjoyed watching the monkeys...

and fish...

and getting a birds eye view down the Tropics Trail...

Once we had our fill of the zoo, we headed over to Davannis and enjoyed pizza for lunch.

We were pushing naptime, but we squeezed in a stop to Barnes and Noble before heading home. The little man loves books, so we only saw it appropriate. And of course we didn't walk away empty handed; they each got a few new books to enjoy.

We played the rest of the day away at home, resting up and exploring all Brother's new gifts from his party the day before.

A fun, fun day indeed, and i'm so glad we could all be together for it.


  1. what a sweet time, indeed! yay for being unscathed to you and nugget. so happy everyone is well at your house now!

  2. Oh fun! I'm still trying to decide what to do for Henry's 1st birthday. Maybe the zoo would be good! Glad to see you had a fun day together! :)