Friday night was my mom's neighbors Cookie Swap Party, where she collected toys to donate to the hospital in memory of Jack. It was really really nice - she had put beautiful butterflies all around her house, and even had butterfly cookies decorated with a J, for my little Jack. It was a very nice party, and such a nice thing to do.
The other toy drive is still going, and there is definitely still time to order a toy! The response has really been amazing so far, thank you so much to everyone who has sent in a toy or plans to drop one off next weekend. I may actually get to help distribute the toys to the children on Christmas Day, which will really mean a lot to me. It will be hard, i think, but something I would really like to do.
Jack is everywhere it feels like lately... I just think about him constantly, and it seems like other people do also. I've gotten so many really nice emails from people lately telling me how much they've been thinking of Jack.
We chopped down our Christmas tree LAST weekend... tonight I am still trying to put the lights on it. I just have no motivation this year. I will get it done tonight if it kills me... which it might since it's almost midnight already.
Today we had professional pictures taken of the girls. My friend's husband did them again for us - he took our pictures back in February and we loved them. I'm sure this is news to no one, but it is WAY easier to get pictures of 4 month olds than it is of 14 month olds. It was like trying to get two crazy monkeys in dresses to pose for pictures today - but I'm sure Matt got some good ones and I'll be sure and share.
Now I'd better get back to the Christmas lights, which I have officially deemed THE.WORST.JOB.EVER.