the fam is feeling better. I stayed home from work on monday to look after everyone, but mama made it on her own today. it’s funny b/c the kids have been not quite themselves and rather fussy for a lot of the day, but around bed time (7pm) they get all active and hyper. so we play hop-on-pop and throw ourselves around the couch and floor and have a grand old time. sometimes I get sad that I only see them for about 2 hours a day, but fun times like that make up for it.
next month we have 2 “golden birthdays” here in our house. on the 1st, Alice will turn 1. can you believe our little sweets is about a year old already? for any potential gift-givers out there, we have no idea what to give her. she’s got lots of clothes and toys and books, so we’re pretty much out of ideas. but I think I heard her mention something about iTunes gift certificates? :-) and then on the 30th I’ll be a little older than Alice. here’s my list (including at least one outlandish item) if anyone cares to take a peek.