Someone has turned 8! We got a couple of other families to go swimming with us and had a great time. We finally got the very fun game Apples to Apples, which everyone loves, and a magnetic chess board, to prevent the inevitable mishaps that occur when you combine chess pieces with dogs and/or preschoolers and/or clumsy mamas.
I’m working as I type (waiting for .sgml files to convert to .pdf files), so I’ll so no more and just post a few photos of the festivities.
Does this look like a good birthday? Violet said it was “the best birthday ever.”
In truth she was overheard to say, “I thought last year was the best birthday ever, but this is the best birthday ever.”
For comparison’s sake, this is last year’ birthday:
And the best part of this kind of celebration is that the whole family can enjoy it.
And no party is complete without cupcakes.
In other news I have learned a valuable knitting lesson — front loaders are not good felting machines. I gave the purse to a friend to wash/agitate in her top loader and it has finally gotten to a felty-looking point. Photos tomorrow!