As February winds up and I'm left wondering where the heck the first two months of 2011 have gone, I realize that it's been a big month with a lot going on, and very little of it has made it to this blog. Bad blogger! Time out.
It started, literally, with E's 2nd Birthday on the 1st, which was a smashing success, thanks to family and friends who were game for a little last minute school night celebration.
The festivities continued in Canada, where E celebrated her 2nd 2nd Birthday with more family and friends, and an exceptionally cool cake that I might have already mentioned.
While in Canada, J went on two interviews, one in Toronto and one in Ottawa, while the girl and I spent the week in between in Kingston. We soaked up lots of attention from both GrammaPapas, we spent a fun- and shenanigan-filled evening with our very good friends the Forestells, and we did a heck of a lot of relaxing, for a change.
We were only back in Brooklyn for a few days before it was off to Dallas for J's last interview of this long, drawn-out, exhausting, never-ending interview season. E loves Dallas. Mostly because of the two-toed sloth at the Dallas World Aquarium. But also because of the hotel shuttle, BBQ ribs, the weird alien at the playground that projects your voice back to you, M&Ms, and the free drinks every night from 5:30-7:30. Oh, no wait. That last one was us. Needless to say, we all left Dallas smiling with artifical dye on our fingers.
Just when I thought things were going to slow down, J's birthday came around. We had an uber-romantic date night in Williamsburg on Thursday, a fantastically juicy Peter Luger's burger for lunch on Friday, J had an all-out bender with the boys Friday night, homemade eggs benedict for family breakfast on Saturday and many, MANY brownies.
And now we're exhausted. But happy. J can now coast through his last four weeks of medical school. In one week from today we'll find out if Jeff matched in Canada, and if he doesn't, we'll find out about the US one week later.
March should be a good month.