Sunday, October 14, 2007
She Got Her Wish
Yesterday was Zoey's birthday. She was born on a Friday the 13th. I think that is such a lucky day. I am having a hard time with this birthday, I really do not want her to grow up. Selfish, I know. At the same time I am waiting with rapt anticipation to see the young woman she will become.
Zoey wanted her birthday party this year to be at the Alaska Rock Gym. We managed to pull it off. She had cookies-n-cream cupcakes and good friends. Cassidy is climbing like a champ.
Sarissa showed up with her mom and brother. Sarissa and Zoey share so much and are such good friends. They always have a great time together. Mary, Sarissa's mother, liked shocking my mom by telling her that Mary has spent many nights at Mom's house. My mom was open-mouthed, she thought she had never laid eyes on this woman before. Mary is my friend from high school, we went to church together, played together, shared secrets. And now our girls are doing much the same. To Mom's credit, it had been a decade or two since they had seen each other.
Vivi had a great night, too. She got to go in a full body harness and climb like all the rest of the kids. Vivi has been waiting to do this since she was born. When she was about six weeks old Zoey had a birthday party at the rock gym. Vivi stared and watched all these people flying through the air and climbing. I think her desire to do everything Sissy does was born on that day.
Even the adult belay slaves (myself included) had an enjoyable time. We did not get to climb, though. I think maybe we will have an adult climbing night...
This is my mom, looking lovely holding her Vivi.
The other thing about Zoey's birthday is that it is usuallly bracketed by the first measurable, non-leaving snow of the year. And Zoey ALWAYS wishes for that. She cannot wait for the snow to come, and misses it all summer long.
She got her wish in aces. Here is what will be about eight inches when the snow quits this evening.
Wish me luck, I always mourn the passing of summer. Sigh....