Last night my Mom and Shirley stopped over to deliver a birthday cake and the book. H dashed out on some errands, so we fine ladies enjoyed our dessert with the kids. Today, while Judah was napping, they had another little sample of birthday cake. Theo's bowl with his unwanted frosting was forgotten. Judey boy, not long after he awoke, enjoyed the lapse, helping himself to a sweet treat. He is 14 months now, already saying "cheese" (or an approximation) when he sees the camera. Judo Chop, you are too cute!
To celebrate my birthday with the kids, we went grocery shopping mid-morning. Mainly we hit up the nearest super tarzjay, which can be a scene for much begging and pleading "just to look at the toys, mommy." Normally I get firm and crabby about the thought of looking/hearing theo whine, and trying to catch up to suvi wandering all the aisles with pink toys. (today she told me pink is for girls and blue is for boys, as she was coloring. i said that yes, sometimes, but girls don't own a color and boys don't own a color, because all the colors are for sharing. yep, she agreed) I decided to be calm and enjoy their observations about the toys, and we were in the toy department for quite.some.time. It was my intention to get a little something for the bigger two, since I love gifts, and giving them is just as fun. (I gave my boss a mug with a funny photo and a cute photo of him and his wife. for my bday.) Suvi chose a little tin pencil box and a pack of markers. Theo got a little tonka truck. Chuck. Today, while I was resting my eyes on the couch-ola, Suves got to work with her new markers. And a fine job she did.