Sunday, December 28, 2008

It Has Come To Pass

According to The Girlfriend's Guide to Toddlers, I no longer have one. Starting today, Jarrah is four, and that is the cut-off. I'll be sure to remind her of this pertinent fact next time she has a tantrum. In the mean time, I am marveling that I've been doing this motherhood thing for nearly three years. How did that happen?

I am working on a special birthday post for my girl, but like so many of my best-laid plans, it's going to have to wait another day. Today, there is birthday cake to decorate, latkes to slather with apple sauce (it's the last day of Hanukkah, too!) and a new experience to be had--Mary, Joy and I are taking Jarrah ice skating for the very first time. Will she love it? Hate it? Cry? Laugh? Cling to the side the whole time? Who can know? And that's the beauty of each day, isn't it, Readers?

She is becoming her own little person. All I can do is stand back and watch her glide.

And offer my hand if she gets a little wobbly.


Anonymous said...

I had latkes for the very first time last night!! They were soo good!!

Caroline said...

Happy birthday to the beautiful Jarrah.

I suppose I barely have a grasp on the Mother of a Toddler title, myself. But it's so exciting to see them grow up and become such great people.

Enjoy the skating!

Heather - The Wanna-be Super Mom said...

Happy Birthday Jarrah!!!

Jenn said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jarrah! May this year be a wonderful year of learning, laughing, and loving life!

Big Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday J!

Miss J (and David and Sage)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Miss J (the junior Miss J, that is ;-)wink!)!!!

Hoping you get everything a no-longer-toddler deserves on her special day :-)

Love, Lisa, James, and Anton (who is 4, but still acts like a toddler at times ;-)wink!)

The Wades said...

Happy Birthday, Jarrah---and Happy Hanukkah, too! Hope your gliding was awesome.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday Jarrah!!!

Ice skating was a blast! You were terrific!