The Family Farm cousins unite again!
They didn't have to dress up, clean up, wash their face, put on costumes or sing songs--they just had to get together and smile at the camera. And honestly, I would have been happy even if they weren't smiling. Initially, I wanted them in birth order, but that would have required handfuls of candy which I didn't have on me. The birth order? It's close. Close-ish, anyway. Sarah helped keep the kids from tumbling down the slide, and also got Miss Addie to smile. We gave each other a dozen high fives at the end since none of the kids would give them to us.
Hooray for the Family Farm cousins!
And hooray for summer hats!
I have a thing for hats on babies. I just love them. I don't do bows or ribbons on her head, but I do love a sweet hat.
Alas, Addie is done with hats. She likes to play with them, but there is zero chance she will wear them for any length of time unless I trick her into it (and by "trick," I mean put it on her head while she's sleeping; and by "sleeping," I mean holding her as she snoozes in the sun).
Only 7 more weeks until someone turns one! Wow!
And speaking of 9 and 8...
9 + 8 = 17.
17 - (the number of children we have) = 14.
14 is how many years we've been married as of today.
Unfortunately, that math equation was more exciting than our anniversary was. We had plans for dinner and a movie, but ongoing behaviorial issues with one of the girls derailed that plan. So we did nothing.
I wouldn't say we were happy with how that turned out (we were actually quite the opposite of happy, if you must know), but fortunately (FORTUNATELY!!!) we did see Harry Potter over the weekend (loved it) and just a few days ago we bought tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld's act at the end of September. So, an early movie and a belated comic night will have to stand in for today's lack of anything.
And fortunately, no matter how un-amazing today was, I still feel amazed at having married a wonderful man. (Love you, shmoopie.)