Cupcakes are a beautiful thing. And a cupcake is even better when it comes as a complete surprise. When Julie* first brought Joe and Mary to a Arty Pants Daniel was just around the corner. When Daniel was ready to leave the house he started coming to Arty Pants as well.
Today was Daniel’s 1st birthday, as well as Julie’s, and I can hardly believe how fast he’s grown. I remember the tiny baby nestled in blankets, hidden from the cold. Now he’s crawling around during the story times and pulling himself up on couches. It has been wonderful to watch him grow. For the birthday celebration they came to Arty Pants followed by a picnic in the Sculpture Garden, that included some cupcakes baked by the family. I got a little misty-eyed when Joe told me they had baked an extra cupcake for me. I even got my choice of color frosting. So Happy Birthday Julie and Daniel! Thanks to Julie, Joe, Mary, Daniel, and Fluffy Cat for making my job an utter joy!
*The names of the individuals and stuffed animal dicussed in this post have been changed.