Every year there's one or two shots of their faces that make it all worth the effort. This year there were so many. Look, I'm not saying that card-boarding and homemade cakes are the one and only way to celebrate a birthday. It's not everyones thing and that's ok.
Whatever and however we mother and grandmother, we bring our own unique way of loving.
These pics make me smile. Cate alternately, elated in her discovery and intense in her thinking.
Maddie trying so hard to be like the big kids.