So, yeah. This kid. His birthday is on Friday.
|His face when he was tiring of regular photos and Derek started shouting, "You're fierce! You're a tiger!" Because of course I can't just put a nice smiley photo on here. I just happen to prefer this kind.|
Thankfully, after this birthday, I don't have to worry about missing anyone else's until my own in December. All we have before then are a couple tiny little holidays called Halloween, which is basically a two-week long exercise in managing our children's expectations, and Thanksgiving, where I get to make and consume mass amounts of pie.
|This photo is scary because all I can look at are those hats and mittens hanging up to dry in the background. If Pie Season is creeping up on us, then cold-winter-snow assuredly is, too. Blargh.|
And best of all, since Adelaide successfully made that pecan pie last Thanksgiving, she's already planning what kind of new and different pie she wants to make this year. This definitely puts her in the running for Favorite Daughter, a joke she rolls her eyes at every time I say it, which means I repeat it all the time.