birthday polaroids: 2 and 26

Last Wednesday, Alice and I celebrated our birthdays together. She turned two and I turned 26. My digital camera hasn’t been focusing well lately (I have to get the lens recalibrated or whatever), so I turned to my Polaroid and a few packs of expired film. Might as well use it because the quality’s not getting better.

These look like how instagrams are meant to look. :)

We had a small party with friends and family at our house–angel food cake, bubbles, sidewalk chalk. Tiny pizzas, round rice krispie bars, and little round cheeses–moon-shaped food. The kids played with moon dough–white homemade play-doh with gray swirls. Alice got lots of books, a moon that hangs on her wall and lights up with changing phases, and sewing cards.

That night I went to the opening party for Big Omaha, a two-day entrepreneurship conference here in town. More on that later, I think.

Happy birthday dear Alice.
Polaroids are fun.

xo
meg

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  • Matt

    Awesome pictures

  • http://programmerman.net Nick

    Awww…..

  • Molly

    I just love the way these look. They remind me of MY childhood photos and also my grandmother. What a fantastic keepsake!

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Awful things

Awful things
> When people throw cigarette butts on the ground
> When all your underwear is in the wash
> When you have to get up to get your charging cable
> Shower curtains that stick to you
> People who leave their carts in the middle of the aisle while they browse

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Letter to Alice no. 32

As I look back over the letters I’ve written you in the past, I feel like there’s a theme of reassurance, joy, and calm in the gifts you give me as your mother. You seem to always make my life easier exactly when I need it most. My heart is always yours, and it will always be yours, in every world, in every life, in every drawing you make, in every dream you have.
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