It was the quietest birthday party I have ever been a part of! Nine adult guests were kind enough to come for games, cake, ice-cream, gifts, praise-and-worship, and a slide-show of Darcy’s life thus far (with Psalms 117 by Seven Places playing in the background…my new favorite song). I’m sure Darcy will eventually make friends her age, but for now, she is content with the friendships of Dagny, Diana, Andres, Lilja, Katrin, Villborg, Johanna, Jon, and Marissa (sorry, I’m too lazy to put accents on everyone’s names).
Since Darcy is now three, I taught her how to do her new chore: unloading the dishwasher. There is a huge drawer that she pulls out and puts everything in it (it’s a great lesson in categorization). It’s a huge help. I figured I would celebrate this landmark in Darcy’s life to also teach Haley a new skill: showering. I coached her from outside the stall, and (besides only washing the back 1/5 of her head), she did a great job! I stood there watching her, amazed at how grown up my kids are, and thinking how before I knew it I would be a grandmother.