Well, we have come to the end of the celebrations for Ev's eighth birthday. It was complete with a tea party, a beach day, a going to see Brave in the theater day, a birthday day (with presents and cake), presents from near and far, cards and missives from family, phone calls, balloons, and last but not least -a day in a skiff out in the harbor fishing with her Papa.
Our aim is not to spoil with material things but to spoil our children with our time and collective family memories so, well played there!
Ev has stated this this is her "best birthday ever" and it has also been written in at least five of her little journals so I'm taking that as the official word on this one.
And I'm spent....