2-22-2010. today we are celebrating.
we are celebrating michael, who turns 32. happy birthday to the most amazing husband and father. we love you more than you know, and are so proud of all of your accomplishments.
we are celebrating a snow day. harper and i didn't have to rush off to school this morning, and instead got to lounge in our pjs and enjoy breakfast seated at the table. michael even had breakfast with us because...
we are celebrating personal days from work, and michael's decision to take one and stay home with us. once he looked outside at all the snow that had fallen since 11 pm last night, and watched the news and checked the internet to see that my district had called it off, he crawled back into bed and informed me "you don't have school today. i'm not going to work." it was the best thing to hear at 5:30 in the morning.
we are celebrating time together, and our trip to the local park for some sledding and good ole winter fun. the snow did not stop the entire time we were there. i loved it. we stayed a good hour or more, trying our best to hold off harper's nap. she enjoyed being outside, and loved swinging, sliding, sledding down the hill, making snow angels, catching snowflakes on our tongue and eating mouthfuls of new fallen snow. to top it all off, we had the entire park to ourselves. it was a magical winter wonderland.
we are celebrating maximus, and his love of romping around in the snow with us. get him outside and toss snowballs in the air, and you'd think he was a puppy again. i love our dog. despite his constant shedding, he is a gentle giant, full of happiness and protection, trust and tolerance. he allows harper to climb all over him without flinching, and follows her wherever she goes.
we are celebrating hot chocolate, and enjoying some after playing in the snow and plowing the driveway while harper naps. oh, what a sweet treat (naps and chocolate).
we are celebrating dinner out and cupcakes in. a yummy meal and homemade red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. my little sugarplum fairy has decided that she prefers the frosting over the cake, complete opposite of her daddy.
we are celebrating a day of being together as a family. today is a day i wish i could put on repeat. but alas, time marches on. there will be many more days to celebrate, both typical and out of the ordinary. thankfully, we have the (hundreds of) pictures to remember our celebration day.