Friday, January 9, 2009
On Wednesday Emily turned 11. We celebrated with a trip to the zoo, taking Emily's best friend along too.
Then yesterday another Emily turned 10, and my girls went to her sleepover party, returning tired and somewhat grumpy this morning. Tomorrow we have most of my family coming over to finish celebrating our Emily's birthday, so this afternoon I'm busy baking and tidying.
So I'm not really feeling so calm and relaxed at the moment, even though it is the middle of school holidays. But on Wednesday at the zoo we came out of the heat and into a dark, air-conditioned room, and life's troubles were suspended for a few minutes as we gazed in wonder at penguins and seals swimming by.