Here are some highlights from Leah's birthday. Thanks to all the grandparents for their kind wishes and birthday cash. The first thing Leah wanted to get with her birthday money was an Ariel doll. (which, incidentally, lost her head 2 days later and had to be replaced at Target's expense). We had cupcakes with army green frosting. I was trying to make it colorful and then added cocoa to make it extra yummy, and that equals army green (or moldy green, whichever you prefer). And I wisened up from last year, in which I invited 10 people to her party, and this year we invited four--an appropraite number, I think.
Here is a video of the singing and candle-blowing, followed by the unveiling of a Dora scooter from Grandma and Grandpa S0rens0n. Alas, riding to preschool was foiled due to our first dose of winter arriving the next day, and now we have 6 inches of snow. Someone recommended we take her to the church and have her ride around in the halls. Maybe? Or the JFSB where I work? We'll see. Incidentally, if you are in the market for a kids scooter, the Dora one may be purple and pink, but is more sturdy and has 3 times the weight capacity of the other scooters.
Sometimes I'm Supermom but most of the time I'm just Mom. My kids think I'm the bomb anyway--We laugh together and understand each other. They trust me to tell them truthfully how the world works. They want to impress me and show me their tricks.
Even though the floors may be dirty and the laundry usually comes out of a basket instead of a dresser, I'm a super hero to my kids. And that's all that really matters.