A few weeks ago, Josie turned twelve. It was a freezing cold day and Josie was sick. She caught the horrific cough bug that has been going around and even though it's weeks later, she is still coughing in the family room while I write this post.
Winter is hard, no?
Josie loves a birthday but this one had a few negatives - for one, her birthday fell on a Wednesday this year and Wednesdays (apparently) are the worst school days. I don't remember exactly why but it had to do with a long math class and some other indignity like no study hall or shortened recess. Josie did get to bring in treats for her advisory which was positive.
Josie also had hockey on her birthday and usually, that would be a good thing but, as I said before, on her birthday this year, Josie was sick and exercising wasn't easy with the cough and stuffed up nose.
She did get to bring cupcakes to celebrate with her team, so that was positive. :)
Because her birthday fell on a school day and because Josie has to get up really early on a school day, she elected to open her presents after dinner instead of our traditional before school time.
Josie got a lot of fabulous presents.
And we got to eat a fabulous cake of Josie's choosing and my baking:
She successfully blew out all twelve candles and then had a coughing fit that lasted a few minutes.
Happy Birthday Josie!