Monday, October 13, 2008

V.'s Birthday Weekend Top Ten!

Two of them. One bundt cake from her kindergarten party, and one that Anette, Adinah and V. herself baked. The first was good, but the second had chocolate frosting and Gummi Bears which spelled out the number "2."

Crayons from Dietlinde, a book about shapes from Oma and Opa, and a baby-blue monkey from us.

Most Characteristic refusal:
V declines to wear the purple paper crown that the kids at school made for her. Even though it has her name spelled out on it in silver glitter. So I've been putting it on when no one's looking.

Most Crushing Disappointment:
We wanted to go swimming to celebrate, but when we got there, the pool was closed. So we made our

Best Rebound:
Our walk back from the pool, on a most amazing burnt-orange and yellow autumn afternoon.

V.'s most Astounding Discovery:

Best Site-specific Performance Art/Birthday Dance:
V. and Adinah spinning in place in the middle of the only slightly seedy Schottentor U-Bahn station. Adinah fell down and got up laughing.

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