OMGoodness! What a whirlwind month. We've managed both of our kids' birthdays, a wedding anniversary, a house hunt with/for my sister & her family, a new office/warehouse hunt for Trash Ties, a Creative Escape project design (fun!), a raised garden bed for the backyard, a snow-camping adventure, and a monster sinus infection. That's on top of the regularly-scheduled programming around the studio.
Elijah is now 12 and Charlotte turned 4 yesterday. Let me say, twelve is a big one to absorb as a parent -- how did that happen!?! His cub paw hardly fits in my hand anymore. Four is a little crazy too. Especially when you're four-year-old speaks as well as an eight-year-old and has a snappy, sophisticated sense of humor. My mom calls her Scarlett Bailey for her salty coquetry. Sugary treats aren't nearly as tasty without a pinch of salt.
Just yesterday, when my mom asked Charlotte what she'd like to eat for her birthday dinner, Charlotte replied, "Nothing." Then, when she saw a twinge of disappointment in my mother's face for her lack of an answer, Charlotte continued with a devlish smile, "Barf would be good!"
My mom and Charlotte had a good laugh over that one. Mom loves Charlotte's sassiness, so she gets a good helping of it. In the end, Charlotte chose hot dogs and strawberry lemonade, with cauliflower and "green olives that taste like black ones" on the side -- in combination, far better than Mac N Cheese alone, which was the runner-up menu.