Thursday, January 22, 2009

Our sixth first birthday.

Today we celebrated our sixth child's first birthday. This is the first first birthday we've celebrated with me not pregnant. That's weird. It feels awkward.

We went to the park and had a mini party. It was cold, but I was not grumpy. It feels good to be in the cold air. I guess I just don't like being in my cold house.

After the park we went home and I painted one wall of the kid's room. The good news is I love the color! The bad news is that it's going to take a lot more paint than I estimated.

After dinner we opened presents. Rachel got $20 from David's parents. Then she began to tear into a present from my parents...

...and instantly got a lot of helpers. It was some blocks. We didn't give her a present. This was my gift to Rachel:

A polka dot cake.

It's a double layer white cake with white frosting and the polka dots are those Necco old fashioned candy buttons that you peel off the long strips of paper. I've had them sitting in a kitchen drawer for about 3 years and thought it was about time to give them a purpose. The top of the cake was clawed this afternoon by a two year old who thought the polka dots looked pretty tasty. But I had some spares and I fixed it up.

"It looks yummy, but I'm sucking my fingers."

"Ok. Little bite."

"Yes. Good."

"Cake good too."

"Time out. Finger suck."

"Me want more."
And, yes, she did finish that whole piece of cake.

The cake was a hit and so were the party hats...

Happy birthday, Rachel! Even the sixth first birthday party is fun.

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