The timing of the outage was pretty good, as we were very busy prepping for and throwing a baby shower for Jenny and Ezra, with a little bit of potty training madness around the edges*. Unfortunately, I didn't get to make the party music mix based on your fantastic suggestions, but if I host another shower someday I'll have the baddest baby music playlist in town! Pictures and more about the baby shower are forthcoming, I hope.
We're also headed full speed towards Christmas (with a Hanukkah party to attend tonight for good measure). Only 6 days until our first family celebration (gifts purchased: 0), with another a week later, and two more the 24th and 25th (gifts purchased for the other three celebrations: 5, 80% of which are for recipients too young to know the difference, and the other 20% for someone who says she no longer wants the non-returnable item). And cards, and gifts for friends, and and and!
Tis the season for insanity, fa la la la la la la la la!
*We're not pushing the potty training but Natalie has learned to remove her diapers and spends a lot of time yelling "No diaper! No diaper!" so we are going with the flow, so to speak.