Seventy wonderful Happy Birthday comments for Laura came in before the deadline (and more since)! We ran the numbers through the random number generator at www.random.org and came up with a lucky ducky winner!
Here are your random numbers:
65 . . .
Comment number sixty-five was Mrs. G!!! (Mrs. G: Your fabulous Gary Rith Pottery ducky mug will be on it’s way to you first thing Monday morning.)
Laura asked for an American Girl doll (why: to be expected at age nine), a box of Cocoa Puffs (why: these babies are hard to come by when you’ve got a mama who won’t buy this stuff), and a Snuggie (I don’t know why). Also, I highly recommend you don’t buy a Snuggie, at least not from Snuggie directly. The Snuggie website is impossible to navigate, shipping is an exorbitant ripoff, the order takes forever to arrive, and when your Snuggie is finally delivered you will receive four of them because, as I said, the website is impossible to navigate. If you’re still thinking about getting a Snuggie, go check out Chris’s Snuggie post and then order it from Amazon. Chris, email me your address. Girlfriend, you’re getting the Snuggie you’ve always wanted, yo, because I have four of them.
Your eyes do not deceive you. The doll is standing in front of a tiny music stand, holding a tiny flute. I know. Hawt.
Laura has been wanting to get cornrows forever (I don’t know why), and she got them on Saturday. The woman who did them for her was so fast (one hour!) and had such a loving energy that I swear we could feel her spirit as soon as we exited the freeway a mile from her shop.
I know. Hawt.
Pyrus calleryana trees bloom in California just in time for Laura’s birthday each year, which is why we call it her tree, and take her picture in front of it on her birthday. The tree picture from her birthday last year is here. And the story of Laura’s birth, the history of her tree, and photos starting from January 2000 are here.
Thank you blogging buddies for helping to make Laura’s birthday special with all of the beautiful wishes she received! Congratulations to Mrs. G. and Chris!