Our Week Of Birthdays

It’s been so long since I’ve blogged…the holiday has been busy and festive, plus having a broken computer doesn’t exactly help!

IMG_0722_small.jpgThis week is momentous around the Horne household because all of our children have birthday milestones. Sunday the 29th our son, Jonathan became a big boy of two. Today, Jan 3rd, Nicolas is six months old. And Sunday the 5th will be Abigail’s 4th birthday.

There are both benefits and downsides to all of this happening at once. Admittedly, it is rather exhausting to come off Christmas and immediately celebrate two birthdays on either side of the New Year. I feel badly for both the kids and the family members who have just celebrated Christmas. It seems Abigail’s and Jonathan’s birthdays are going to always be rather overshadowed by the “most wonderful time of the year”!! Thankfully, no relative has yet done the “here is a combined birthday and Christmas gift” move we hear so much about!! (Thanks to all of you!)

On the upside, conveniently, we get to take all three kids at the same time to the pediatrician for their 4yr, 2yr, and 6mo checks. Is that fun or what? Thanks to Jay for going along on this family outing!

Also on a positive note, since Jonathan and Abigail are still young enough to really appreciate it, we held a combined birthday bash for them again this year. They chose Thomas the Tank Engine as their party theme and despite tornado warnings a few hours before start time, all the guests (and the cake!) made it for the festivities. Click here for a few more pictures of the fun.

Thank you to everyone for making A&J’s birthdays a wonderfully fun time again this year!!

5 Comments

  1. jennifer
    Jan 5, 2003

    Happy Birthday to Abigail and Jonathan! (Tricia, if the cards we sent from PA didn’t arrive yet, they are on the way!)

  2. Tricia
    Jan 5, 2003

    Thanks Jennifer, for thinking of us while up North – the cards did arrive yesterday and the kids enjoyed them!!

  3. Andrew
    Jan 7, 2003

    So it looks like I’m trying to snag some food from my nephew in that group dinner photo. The truth is I’m going for the grape tomatoes, my new favorite veggie. Cute pics, Trish.

  4. Ruth
    Jan 8, 2003

    Sure, Andrew!

  5. Tricia
    Jan 10, 2003

    Hey Andy, I’m with you on the grape tomatoes. We had some of the “cherry” variety tonight and they lack the grapes’ flavor!