Wednesday, June 6, 2012


You come running at me...curls tangled and flying with the wind....

"Mommy! Mommy!" out of breath, expectantly, "Am I five...Am I really five!?"

We had a little birthday party...not too many guests, because you are shy.

We sang the song, you looking down, cheeks flushed...smiling.

We had homemade macaroni and cheese "because my friends will really like that."

You ate yours with ketchup.

You have the blisters of determination on the palms of your hands, because there are monkey bars at the park behind our house.

You taught yourself how to tie your shoes.

Your best friend is a dog.

You love to play Uno.

You have to help me because, you say...

"I'm a servant!"

My little Martha.

I love you.


  1. oh my sweet little birthday buddy. I so adore her little spirit!

  2. So sweet:) Happy Birthday Zibby! I have a Hello Kitty cake to make very soon... any tips?? I would love to hear how you did it!!

  3. erika, the hello kitty cake was a little more challenging than I thought, but fun. What I decided to do was to bake 4 round cakes. 2 cakes for the head and then I used the other two cakes to cut out the ears. I suggest freezing the ears before frosting so they don't crumble...(which is what happened to me:) the jellybeans cover up a multitude of mistakes!) Then I used kit-kat bars for the whiskers, jelly belly's for the nose, chocolate chips for the eyes, and mexican sandwich cookies for the bow. Good Luck Friend!

    1. Thanks Jenn! I'll let you know how it turns out if I end up making it. It is Minnie or Kitty at this point... we will see!