While it’s not the celebration we envisioned (but then neither have most holidays of late), our family sure is excited about Trish’s birthday. As Trish does a pretty good job keeping vanity at bay, she didn’t let on that one of the highlights this week was a birthday makeover. There’s a kind organization that comes into the hospital to take portraits of kids and their mommies, so Trish got to join in the fun! The final result is stunning!
She told me that our plans for the weekend have changed. Tonight she wants to sit on her bed, eat Pop Rocks and gaze longingly at her Karate Kid poster while listening to Sheena Easton 8 tracks. She’ll need to get some rest because she was a troublemaker and has to spend all Saturday in the school library with Emilio, Molly, Ally, Judd and Anthony so that they can achieve teenage enlightenment and discover that they, as middle class suburban white kids, are remarkably all the same (who would have guessed?)
OK, that wasn’t the picture. Here’s the one from this week’s makeover:
About three times the years, but ten times the HOT! My birthday princess is looking fine!
While I’m posting and boasting, Wilson had a great week as well representing La Patera Elementary at the County Spelling Bee. His goal was to make it past the first round as he missed the cut last year, and he was successful. About 150 started and he finished somewhere among the final 20. As we didn’t have a lot of time to study, our strategy included preparation in some of the terms that have become part of our family vernacular but would likely elude the common elementary speller. Unfortunately the gambit failed as “hypoplastic”, “cardiothoracic”, “pleurodesis”, and “fundoplication” were not on the word list. Too bad, Wilson was going to nail those!