celebrating four, part two

it was just a little party in the park with six dear friends and their wonderful parents (and one grandparent). the invitations announced a meeting of the cat club; josephine’s favorite books right now are about a black cat named jenny linsky who wears a red scarf and is a member of a cat club. there were cats to color, face paints to apply, scarves to pin on the black cat (our version of pin the tail on the donkey). we ate goldfish crackers, sandwiches shaped like fish (and like cats, which is a little cannibalistic, but nobody seemed to mind), kibble (crackin’ oat bran), and other treats. the cake was made to look like jenny. we sang happy birthday in english and then in all meows. it looked like it was about to rain for the first hour or two and then the sun came out. it was a really good day.

the party has been discussed for months and josephine had expressed some very strong opinions about who should be doing what at the party; which cat each friend should act as and what they should wear and how they should meow. we talked a lot about everyone getting to do their own thing, be their own person/cat. and on the day-of, that’s just what happened.

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3 Responses to “celebrating four, part two”

  • grandma susan Says:

    for some reason i just cried and cried when i read josephine’s birthday party notes. she is so darling and you two do such a fine job of making her darling. the party sounded perfect–from the kibbles to the face paint to the weather. oh..and the happy birthday meow song. thank you. xoxgma.

  • grandma susan Says:

    oh…i meant to say “purrrrrfect” above. 🙂 xoxom.

  • Carrie Says:

    oh my goodness, i can’t believe we missed this party. it looks so fabulous. sydney would have LOVED to be a kitty and to play kitty games. Love the cake, too. good job, mama!