A journalist observes life in the far north.
Jade turned two and somehow the partying went on for a week.
It started with a birthday party with her friends at the hot springs.
Then I made cupcakes for her day care, where they sang happy birthday. Then there was the dinner at a Mexican restaurant when the waiters gathered around our table and belted out happy birthday.
Various gifts came Jade’s way all weekend, including a toddler exercise bike.
By the time her grandpa came to Murphy Dome for dinner and to wish her a happy birthday, we were tired of singing and just handed her the present, a faux bear skin rug.
Now I have to potty train the kid.
I hope she doesn’t think all birthdays go on for a week.