to Sophie. She’s three now, but according to her she is “two-a-haff!!” We are having a party this weekend, so tonight it was just mac and cheese and broccoli for dinner (chili for Papa) and fresh strawberry bread with three candles for dessert. Sophie had John relight the candles and we sang to her about twenty five times. I kept the little candle stubs; they’re about a third of an inch long. How many dads do you know who would sit and relight birthday candles over and over and over? It was really sweet. She opened a couple of presents before dinner. After dinner she and I went out on to the porch to paint her nails. She was wearing a diaper and an apron and had filthy feet from playing outside. She painted her own nails. I watched her and remembered what I said to her when she was born; hello little Sophie, wanna paint your toenails?
(Remember, I had two boys before her.)
I’m way late putting the kids to bed, so off I go.