|Happy New Year! May 2014 bring many blessing and much joy to you and those you love.|
Originally, this post was going to describe the changes I
want to need to will make in the coming year. I scrapped the idea (kept the title though) because having spent fun-filled days with these two boys, I didn't have the heart to talk seriously about my career woes. Not yet, anyway. The sparkling decorations are still up, there's a foot of fresh snow on the ground, we're going sledding tomorrow and to the museum on Saturday. Reality can wait a few more days.
Our NYE was quiet, yet special. It involved pizza, ice cream and a little fizzy soda for the boys. See that jar on the table? It was supposed to look like fireworks--I found the instructions on Pinterest. I used too much food coloring, and within seconds we had a jar of black water for a holiday centerpiece. The boys thought it was supposed to look like that (they're so trusting!) and went on with their meal. I tried the craft a second time with better, but not great results. Henry tried really hard to see the fireworks, bless his heart.
Earlier in the day we stopped at a secondhand bookstore. I found a few cookbooks to spur my resolution to expand my recipe repertoire and keep us all home for dinner more often. The boys chose several books. We even listened to a few on CD while we drove home after making a quick stop at the grocery store. While I was unpacking bags of food, I caught sight of Liam relaxing in the family room. I couldn't grab my camera fast enough--my baby is reading! (Typical of Liam, he says he can't--but I've suspected he can for several weeks now--he recognizes lots of words and works to understand more every day!)
|What a great way to end the year and welcome a new one!|