4:30 has to be good for something
good morning, friends. i’m really tired. i woke up at 4:30, which is more of a bed time for me, than a get-up-and-go time. since i’m lying in the dark with a gigantic box of tissue, and a myriad of reasons that my body won’t sleep, i’ll use the time to post a quick update or two.
update #1: anne’s birthday party.
i rented a hall, and schemed with anne’s ballet teacher, and together we threw anne a ballerina party with all of her friends.
despite my being super-prepared for this party, it was still chaos. i love chaos.
the guests arrived and ate, made their own tutus, had their ballerina hair done, and did their own makeup. then they got to work with miss maggy (anne’s ballet instructor) to learn, practice, rehearse, and finally perform a ballet for their parents. the girls all worked so hard, and miss maggy was a wizard with them. I also loved that entire families came to see the performance!
behind the scenes (and often the camera), my sister bernadette was a whirling dirvish of activity. we’ve started this tradition of helping each other out with our daughters’ birthday parties, and i really really really could not have pulled off the party without her!
did i mention there was also a blizzard that day?
okay, on to the next:
update #2: anne’s birthday gift.
her birthday gift from us this year, was an elsa dress, and tickets to see disney on ice.
we took the train into the city with a group of girls and their moms, and had dinner together, before walking to the arena for the main event.
when anne first received her elsa dress, she was ecstatic because she had been asking for one since first seeing frozen. plus she absolutely loves anything handmade. she looks past all of my sewing mistakes and genuinely believes that i can make anything. it’s simultaneously endearing and terrifying. when I told her about the rest of her gift (train, dinner, show), she was apathetic about the whole thing.
the day after the show, however, she was so thankful for her gift, and declared it “the best birthday present ever!” shout out to my friend rachel for being the most organized person in the world, and arranging the tickets & dinner!
i’m wordy before the sun is up! and also, so done. i’ll hopefully do another update before we leave for belgium (if you follow me on instagram or have noticed the theme in the sidebar– you’ve been counting down with me!).
going to try to nap now! i know this is totally morning for most of you, but it’s really not morning for me!