we’re counting years now, not months.

this year, we celebrated eleanor’s second birthday by waking her up to birthday cake and presents in the nursery before papa left for work. i still struggle frosting stuff, as you can see by that fancy leaning-tower-of-pisa cake right there.  but i’ll have you know, it was delicious. as most trader joe’s cake mixes are. ;)

^^^one of e’s favorite things: balloons!^^^

^^^a birthday crown!  ...

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josh’s birthday.

^^^we filled the apartment with 30 gold balloons for josh’s golden birthday. each had a note from a friend or family member saying what they love most about him. in a perfect world, those little notes would have made it inside the balloons, but you know, with two kids hanging on me and josh texting me saying he was on his way home much sooner than i anticipated, taped to the sides was good enough for me.^^^

^^^we spent the evening together down at eataly where we had dinner as a family....

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