Half a Cake for a Half Birthday

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half birthday cake

Yesterday morning Maia and I were reading Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever! for what seemed like the 100th time this week. This time she pointed to the birthday celebration on the holiday page and said she wanted a chocolate cake and blue balloons.

richard scarry

I thought, well, she's been sick with the croup all week, is feeling yucky, and hasn't seen any of her friends in a while, maybe we should do something fun. And then I looked at the calendar and realized it was her half birthday! That settled it. I made a half chocolate cake and bought three blue balloons while she was napping.

blue balloons

Harry's been home sick as well, so we all celebrated Maia's half birthday together.

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  1. Rachel says

    that is so fun and special! good for you for saying YES to your little one like that! a good thing for me to remember today.

  2. says

    Thanks for the positive comments! I was feeling a little guilty about feeding my loved ones sugar and chocolate when they’re sick. Probably not the quickest route to a full recovery… But it seemed warranted this time.

  3. tricia101 says

    You must be one speedy mama to get all that done during a nap! What a lovely treat to greet your daughter upon waking.

  4. says

    Oh, i’m a not-so-speedy mama. It just came out funny when I wrote it. I made the cake before her nap, bought the balloons while she napped, and iced the cake after she napped.