Eight already!

I still remember when J was just a little baby. And today she is eight!

We had a fun party last weekend at a climbing gym in the neighbourhood. It was quite early on Sunday morning, which turned out to be a mistake for BigB who partied a bit too hard at a another friend’s 30th party the night before – remember, friends, shots are a young man’s game.

But we made it on time and enjoyed the casual place all to ourselves for the morning. Nine kids and two instructors, and they had the run of the place – playing games, racing to the tops of the walls, obstacle courses, and just general silliness. Of course we also had snacks and cake. I stayed up late the night before baking cupcakes and a cake, managing to whip some heavy cream straight into butter – luckily I was able to turn that butter into buttercream icing. No regrets!

Today, on her actual birthday, we got free tickets to a kids’ expo at the convention center in Geneva. There were tons of fun stands, including great sports and science booths. We played laser tag and bubble football, rode drift trikes and electric scooters, flew drones, made our own balloon animals and panned for gold. And we capped off the evening with a skype-cake and presents with the grandparents. A week of birthday was almost too long, but well worth it. Happy eighth, little sugarplum!

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