Jackson was born on one of the coldest and iciest weekends we ever experienced in Irving. We entered the hospital wearing flip flops and left with ice on the roads. Ask me how happy I was to drive home in those conditions with our newborn baby. I don't remember anything remarkable about the weather on the night that we arrived at Memorial City Hospital to have Annabeth. I do recall how warm it was when we left and I told Curtis that winter was probably over. I think I was right.
Tomorrow we'll celebrate Annabeth's second birthday and our city is preparing for snow and ice. It's very cold today, but the sky is still blue and beautiful. There have been rolling blackouts all over town today. So far we have been lucky not to experience them. I called the bakery that is making my daughter's birthday cake and they were trying to decorate their cakes in the dark. They allowed me to postpone my order for a couple of weeks and we'll use the cake for Jackson't party.
With all this craziness, I'm thankful that we planned simple birthday dinners with my family for each of the kids instead of doing big parties like last year. I cancelled Annabeth's birthday dinner, which would be tomorrow night, since the ice/sleet/snow is supposed to be here by then. Since our normal Wednesday night church activities have been cancelled due to the blackouts, my mom had the bright idea of celebrating tonight. So we are throwing together a little dinner for Abey. Mom picked up some cupcakes and we'll order in and let her open up her presents.
Since the city is pretty much shutting down anyway, I do hope we get the 1-3 inches the weathermen are predicting. We saw snow last winter but it didn't stick on the ground at our house. It would be so much fun to play in it with my kids.
In other news, yesterday I cut my hair to my shoulders. It hasn't been this short since we went to England in 2004! I like it so far but we all know the real test is after you have to fix it yourself.
Here are the Jones girls last night before Bible study.
Two years ago right now I was getting ready for an OB appointment. That's when the doctor told me I was on my way to having our sweet girl and she would be with us the next day. Don't you wish you could go back and experience the birth of your children with your heart full of everything you know and love about them now? I suppose it would be too much joy for the human heart to bear.