Saturday birthdays are the best. We got up in the morning and I played with Heather while Jess decorated the apartment. We thought Heather would enjoy playing with a bit of streamer. Little did we know that streamer dye runs very easily. So Heather ended up with blue all over her tongue, hands, and mouth. It was rather entertaining and it mostly washed off.
Once the apartment was decorated and after we had breakfast we decided it was time to open presents. Other Dickerson children might consider this blasphemy, but Jess convinced me it was a good idea. Since it was Saturday we could hang out in pajamas and open presents and then you have the whole day to play with things; it's like Christmas, but then there's cake. It's really hard to argue against this logic.
Heather helped with presents for a little while, but then became much more interested in what Jess was doing.
Hey look! I got my very own Galileo thermometer!
After opening and playing with presents for a while, it was time for Heather's nap. So she slept while we prepared for the day. And after her nap we went to California Pizza Kitchen for birthday-lunch. Birthday-dinner is more traditional, but it's kind of hard to go anywhere for dinner when Heather goes to bed by 6 each night.
When we got home from lunch it was just about time for some friends to come over so we could have cake and hang out.
Jess was kind enough to do our usual Saturday grocery shopping on Friday so we were able to just relax and enjoy the day. It was a good day.
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Happy birthday! That is one very cool thermometer. Have you ever seen a snowflake thermometer?
Something like this (http://vermontsnowflakes.com/poster2.shtml) but as a real thermometer? The poster is neat. But I'm not sad I don't live somewhere cold enough to get the proper use out of such a thermometer...
That's the exact poster I was thinking of! Of course, I don't know how you'd turn it into a real thermometer, short of running inside to check it all the time. (Or mounting the poster outside?) Also, something like this is apparently more accurate: http://www.esa.org/esablog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/morphologydiagram.jpg (But I like the first snowflake poster best.)