A Birthday Day
She knows where movies go, and if you give her a little bit of help, she can put them in all by herself. She's such a big girl!
I experimented with a special surprise breakfast of cinnamon apple French toast which was good, but not great. It was a little soggy for both of our liking; in hindsight, I think I would have crisped up the French toast in a skillet before baking it. If you'd like the recipe for this, it's here. Charlotte was definitely a fan, even in her less-appetite-than-usual state. She kept saying, "Bite." :)
The only other event of yesterday was Adam's party at Red Robin. It was wonderful, with all kinds of brothers and sisters in Christ attending to celebrate Adam's birthday. The Red Robin came and terrified Charlotte (only when he came close, from a distance, she was amused), the whole wait staff came and sang to Adam, followed by Jody and her sister Lori singing a special song of theirs and Suzanne finishing off the performances with a strange birthday melody resembling "The Volga Boatman" for those of you who were in the same elementary school music program that I was. :) Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera because leaving the house with a sick toddler, I just forgot it. Oh well.
And today is back to business as usual: dishes, laundry and a still-needing-more-sleep-than-usual toddler. I love being at home. God bless.