Well, as much as I don't like random pictures of babies with messy faces... The babies had their birthday party and had adorable messy faces!
|We weren't even singing to Elizabeth at this point - she just LOVES the birthday song!|
|Elizabeth preferred the cake part, Mary Claire wasn't quite sure about the icing...|
|OH YES!!! CAKE!!!|
|Um, I ate a little bit of cupcake with my frosting...|
|It's not supposed to go in my ear?|
Now I know why I've never given cake with real icing for first birthdays... John Paul had half a popsicle (Andrew was studying for the bar, give me a break!) and I made cake pops for Cecilia (uuuuugh so vile! FAR too sweet!). So yeah, the babies had baths before they opened presents.
How is it the end(ish) of November already? Seriously, this month barely even happened...
Today is the feast of St. Cecilia! So Cecilia gets to choose dinner, except every time I ask her what she wants she just wants whatever we just ate. So I convinced her eggs were a good idea (I mean, it's Friday so... Not a lot of options!) and then convinced her that she wants cupcakes for dessert. With pink icing.
|Birthday cupcakes, not feast day cupcakes!|
The problem, though, is that I used a recipe that only makes 6 cupcakes (because otherwise I would have used a box mix and who needs 24 cupcakes? Not us...) which means I can't sneak one as a sample because there are 6 of us!
Luckily they overflowed so I took my cupcake tax that way :P
|I mean, it would have messed with the frosting so... Yeah, had to cut off the tops and eat them. Delicious :)|
John Paul and Cecilia found their bin of winter outerwear and accessories. Which means we play "winter dress-up" for most of the day. Unfortunately, I'm required to participate because they can't get both mittens on by themselves. We spend probably 20 minutes getting them in snow pants, coats, mittens, scarves, hats, boots...
And then they go outside and take it all off.
Even though it's like, 40 degrees.
They get it from their dad.
I jumped on the chevron bandwagon and ohhhhh are those babylegs not the cutest ever?
Outfit pictures that have been sitting on my phone for a while:
And last, some links for you:
I laughed out loud at this one: A complete curmudgeon's guide to The Sound of Music
Some awesome suggestions for books for Christmas, Advent, and all the feast days that fall in December:
I went through most of those lists Wednesday night and put a bunch on hold at the library - now I get to read through all of them once they start coming in! Seriously, I had no idea our library had so many religious books...
My posts this week:
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