The Monkey turned 8 this year! We had time with Luc and Aidan and J and B before they left, and we left, and then we celebrated at Grandma’s House, and then we celebrated with the C-Family, too. It was a good birthday, and she finally got an American Girl Doll (Target Brand), which she has asked for for a long time.
We did decide, though, that next year, we’ll return to the State Fair to celebrate her birthday, as we did for several years. We would take party hats and balloons with us, pass them out to people, and share cake with whomever happened to be sitting near us at the Horse Show we attended in honor of the occasion as well. It was always wonderful, and she and I have missed it.
It was very fun to hand out party hats to random strangers as we walked by. And, since it was Iowa, everybody was willing to share our homemade cake with us at the horse show.
Traditions are a good thing.