family, knitting, living

January has been a big month

On top of January being the beginning  of the New Year with all the promises a new year holds, we have also had a number of big events here.  I took photos of most and will paste them at the bottom of the post. 

First, the narrative.  The first set of photos show Grey and Mycah on New Year’s Day.  They are each holding a penny that was in their black-eyed peas.  Every year for as long as I can remember I have had black-eyed peas for god luck on New Year’s Day. The peas bring good fortune in general, but whoever finds the penny gets an extra dose of goodness during the year.  Grey and Mycah both found a penny this year.  I hope their year is full of all of the promise, hope, love and luck that Henry and I wish for them. 

The next picture is from Henry’s birthday.  We celebrated at Kobe’s.  Kobe’s is a hibachi place.  The chefs cook on a huge grill in front of you and put on a show.  The food is good…a little over-priced…but you go for the show.  Henry and I both went as children (not together) and have great memories of it.  It’s one of those places that kids just love and adults get to eat something that is not chicken nuggets.  The girls loved it. 

The next photos are from Grey’s birthday party.  We invited her class to our house for a crafting extravaganza and cake.  The kids got their own craft aprons, made a door hanger, and painted a picture frame.  It was crazy, but fun and I will be recovering until next year when her birthday happens again.

Last, but not least, fairy milk.  Henry fetched the fairy milk from the fairies who keep fairy cows.  He only can do this on the full moon.  Since it was the first full moon of the new year and both Henry and Grey had a birthday, the fairies also gave the girls each a special little necklace.  Don’t you wish your husband had a direct line to the fairies?!  And the fairy connection is only one of the reasons I love him.

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4 responses

  1. Lori

    WOW! You guys are one busy family! First, let me say that I am the worst “almost aunt” ever….Grey’s little birthday gift is still sitting in the chair in the library waiting to be mailed….I am in Vegas and missing you all! Make sure to drink a little fairy milk for me! Great photos—-Happy birthday to H and G and hope you guys can come down to GA soon.

    January 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

  2. Aimee

    pics are adorable! like always 🙂
    tell my Grey happy birthday from miss aimee! and give my higgi girls tons of new year love and sugars from me!

    January 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm

  3. becca

    Thank you so much for those pics and that great update! I love you guys so much and really miss you!!!!

    January 18, 2009 at 5:07 am

  4. Eric

    You guys are good parents, and you can just see it in the girls’ happy faces.

    January 19, 2009 at 9:56 am