Too bad we kind of suck at planning one. It isn’t Claudine’s birthday yet (that happens on Friday), but we slapped together a casual birthday party on a week’s notice for this afternoon. Mark squeezed in time to make a cake but everything else was literally bought and hauled back home within 15 minutes of guests arriving. It’s been that kind of week. But I’m glad to say that Claudine was very happy even if she was flip-flopping about the party all morning. And I’m glad we got our act together to throw one for her (low key all the way – no rented venue/hired entertainment for us, which seems the norm here). I mean look at this kid. She deserves a party. Man, I freaking love her.