And if you were to ask her about it, she would say, “Seria burday March! Get wet. Go creek. Shovel keep going! Seria get. Maia Rose get. Iain carry home towel. Have bath. Pop-pop come Seria burday. Talkin’ Me-mom on tv! Open presents, rip, rip! Have treat. Eat Booberries. Blow candle *blowing noises*, sing (actually singing now) ‘happy burday to you!’”
The waterfall that she so adored the week before was no longer running, so they cleared away the debris and as the flow returned dubbed it “Phina’s Fall”.
She was in constant motion; dancing, laughing, singing; too excited to go down for her nap. We did and ate everything that she likes best.
Galen made her leg warmers. When she opened them she exclaimed, “baby warmers!” and quickly pulled them on. Since her birthday was the day before Easter, he also made her a basket out of cordage plied from dried iris leaves. Mairi Rose embroidered a tiny violet on some felt and strung it on embroidery floss for a necklace. She also brought her own five dollar bill to dance and from the stock of used dance clothes picked out the tiniest pair of ballet slippers she could find so that Seraphina could have her own dance shoes when they put on shows at home. My mother crocheted her a beautiful afghan, using this pattern and Swish DK yarn in ‘Sugar Plum’. If hand-made = love, this child goes beyond being adored, she’s downright worshiped.
My parents were supposed to stay with us for the weekend to help celebrate, but my mother became suddenly ill and couldn’t travel. My father still came for an abbreviated visit and we manged to work it so that my mom could take part in the day through skype. Hence the “talkin’ Me-mom tv!”
Her darling lamby! Dear Melanie agreed to make that little lovie for her. She has been a very happy addition to our home. I found my sweet little violet contentedly “nursing” her earlier.
I’ve been admiring the work of Little Edith’s Knit since Seraphine was wee, so when she released one of her playsuit patterns in English, I just knew it had to be her birthday sweater. If you are at all inclined towards baby lust, do not click through to that site. Just trust me on this one. It was also made from Swish DK, in “Carnation” this time. The bonnet is a pattern I’ve been working on and hoping to send to test knitters soon, shown here in Reverie ‘Melon’.
How can it be that this tiny little love of mine is two already?!? It’s all going much too fast for me.