And here's our little birthday girl, scarfing down her birthday cake (actually, she would just stab the fork into the frosting and lick it, but she seemed pretty happy with that). Thanks Val, for letting me steal a picture, I knew you'd have some cute photos! I wasn't permitted to take my camera out during the party, since SOME PEOPLE seem to think I'm incapable of taking a good piccie. Can't imagine where that slander got started. Our gift was Hads' favorite, I'm sure: a 5 pack of Lipsmackers 'wa wa' (lipstick in Hadly-speak). I'm hoping it wasn't made in China, because I think she was eating at least as much as she was smearing on her lips.
Sunday drive home was pure hell. The pass was miserably snowy, we had to buy chains AND put them on ourselves. Where are the unemployed people when they could do some good, chaining up cars? I'd have gladly paid for this service. It took us about 3 hours to creep over the pass, then was smooth sailing the rest of the way. No return trip until spring has sprung!