Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Two Years Old!!!

Genna turned two on Saturday. While some of the days have dragged, it has been a whirlwind two years. Since Genna was born, we have lived in three different houses in three states. Herr has gone to work for one company, got laid off from said company a mere 12 months later, and has gone back to his old company. I've gone from being a SAHM to a NSAHM (a Never Stay at Home Mom) to a Mom working part time outside of the home. Ella has grown by leaps and bounds. Genna has gone from the potted plant stage to a kid who never sits still, speaks her mind (quite loudly)and loves a good tickle.

We had a small party for Genna which was sort of nice. Unfortunately, my neighbor came to the party and made my friend so uncomfortable and upset that she left. It wasn't until Herr, his mother and I started to compare notes with regard to the neighbor that we discovered how truly awful she was. Herr and I felt horrible that we didn't step in and say something. That won't happen again. While I won't go into the sordid details in this post, let's just say that this woman completely babies her child and made backhanded accusatory comments about my friend's kids. The woman completely lacks the ability to self-edit. We've had some small issues with these neighbors, but this was the icing on the cake.

Fortunately, Genna and the other kids were much too young to sense the undercurrent of tension. As far as Genna was concerned, she got to eat a Cookie Monster birthday cake, open presents and run around like a loon. That's good stuff people.

Herr and I are heading to Vegas for a long weekend on Thursday. We are looking forward to hanging out with our friends Frank and Laura who live in Seattle. We are lucky enough to see Laura fairly frequently because she travels to New York for buying trips. Unfortuntately, Frank never goes on those trips. It will be fun to catch up, eat, drink and people watch. It will also be great to hear from Laura what will be in style over the next couple of seasons. I do, however, have some bad news: Pleated pants are coming back. I'm sorry to be the one to break it to you.

In the few hours that I am NOT spending the kid's college funds on the slot machines or buying shoes this weekend, I will finish the book I am reading for a new bookclub I have joined. Well, I'll try.


kimmyk said...

she's getting big!

so sweet!

and uh...whatcha mean pleated pants are coming back??? say it ain't so!!! they always made me look like i had gas.

ugh. now i want some cake and ice cream.

MetroDad said...

Happy birthday, Genna! Love the Cookie Monster cake!

Susan said...

Oh my god I am completely distracted by the return of pleated pants. Holy hell.

And happy birthday, Peaches! Pass me some cake, will ya?

stefanierj said...

Yaaaay Genna! Happy birthday, and big birthday kisses from your age-peer and partner in crime, Heavy D.

And you guys are gonna be in VEGAS??? Dude! We are only 4 hours from there! I won't crash your party this weekend, but you are forewarned--the next time you guys come out here, I've got three words for ya: BLOGGER MEET UP!!!

Andie D. said...

Happy Birthday Genna! I love the cake.

Can't wait to hear how your trip went!

Stefanie said...

Why do you have to get us feeling all mushy with those pics of your cutie eating cake and then whop us over the head with the pleated pants comment? Have you no compassion, woman?