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06/04/2009: "Long Overdue"
As usual it is madness and chaos Chez Nous and I am well behind on updating our lives. But that just means there's a lot to catch up on. Strap in and let's ride!
Last Sunday Dessa turned 2 and we had a birthday party at the house. The usual suspects came, as well as a few new additions. Dessa's little head just about popped off her body when she saw the birthday cake, as she's been talking about birthdays and cakes and candles for months now. She had to be restrained lest she leap straight into the buttercream:
Auntie AC helped her open her gifts so I could take pictures and video. Both were pretty happy about this arrangement.
This year the difference between gifts and gift wrap became clear and Dessa had a definite preference.
Coolest kid on the block (with the cheesiest smile)...
A big hit gift was a set of doll accessories - a stroller, a high chair, a crib. Dessa's taken a shine to her dolls recently, even sleeping with one at night (along with a plethora of stuffed toys and blankets and the occasional book...). Until Saturday she had two dolls. When she plays with one and you ask her, "What's your baby's name?" she solemnly informs you, "A Little Girl" (though it tends to come out "A Liddle Guwl"). Ask her her other doll's name and she logically informs you, "That's Another Little Girl" ("A Noddy Liddle Guwl"). When she got a third doll to go with her set I fully expected smoke to pour from her ears, for what could you name a third?
No problem though. Two stay downstairs and one remains in Dessa's crib. Here she is taking A Liddle Guwl for a walk (please note Mommy's shoes were a necessity):
The stroller walks through the house have become an afternoon requirement, with Dessa going once around the downstairs and then asking, "You coming too, Mommy?" (or Daddy if he's downstairs when it begins). It's not really a request because you can't actually say no. You are required to accompany Dess and A Little Girl on their circular trips around the house.
Video of that to come! (No really! Trust me!)