A year ago today, we were presented with a cute, rather hairy, round faced, curly toed little munchkin with a killer stare and seemingly not much problem with the world. I’ll never forget the way she was delivered without a cry, looking around trying to figure out what was before her. In a lot of ways, that was a pretty good introduction to our darling Clementine. But it took about six more months to figure out she had a rascally side…
There is nothing quite like spending the holidays with family. Combine that with the fact that our kid contingent (at least on the Davis side) has TRIPLED in size since the last time we were in Ithaca for Christmas, and you can only imagine how the past week went!
Cookies have been baked and delivered. Handmade gifts have been completed and packaged. The radio station has been set permanently to “The Magic of Christmas” station. Our big girl has made a new menorah and sang an impressive Macabee song (with 40 other 3 year olds) at her school Chanukah party on Friday:
This year went by in a snap and dragged on forever, all at the same time. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the number 35, but I feel like I may look back and realize this was the year I became a grown up. Which is why I’m attempting to write my very first ever “milestone” post that isn’t centered on our delicious girls – you know which ones I’m talking about: Continue reading
Most of you know that I bought a 3D Printer last year and I have been using it for various projects here and there. It’s called a MakerBot and it sits here in the den right beside my work computer where I can mess around with it when I get bored:
This holiday season, I came up with a few ideas about how to use the MakerBot for some fun projects and this weekend we got a chance to try it out! Continue reading
Birthday parties, holiday parties, the Nutcracker ballet, Christmas cookie making (and eating), nightly dance clubs, hot rod gatherings … even a date night in honor of my birthday. A ball was had by all:
Some highlights from our week:
Clementine got hit with a raging ear infection that kept her (/us) up screaming from 11pm to 6am one night.
Annabelle went to her follow-up eye appointment where we were told she’ll need to wear a patch 2 hours/day for the next 2 to 4 years (till her eyes mature).
My car died. Ella puked all over the house. And we soldiered through my dad’s birthday without him for the first time. Continue reading