It was Dale's birthday on Tuesday. We went out for dinner the weekend before, and on his birthday we just had a family dinner. He chose the meal (curry) and Neve made him wear a king hat. Instead of birthday cake, Dale wanted peach cobbler so that's what he got. (Spencer is going through a phase (I hope) in which he tries to not smile for photos, or make his eyes weird, or something equally silly.)
Other excitement this week was the falling-out of Neve's first tooth. It's not very clear in this picture, but it's in the bottom row. It was very loose for a couple of days, and finally came out when she took a bite of a burrito Thursday night. We couldn't find the tooth at first, but then we found it embedded in the tortilla shell. The tooth fairy left her a twoonie (which is probably lost by now) and she was very excited about the whole situation. She shows her toothless grin to everyone we see.
And speaking of magical beings, we went to see Santa on Friday. I always buy a picture, and until this year, they always let me take a picture with my own camera as well. Now Santa's elf no longer allows it, so I took a picture of the picture instead. The quality of the original picture was poor so this is even worse, but it makes me feel somewhat rebellious to have produced a digital copy of the photo. Anyway, all the children asked for reasonable things except Spencer who requested a garter snake and a laptop. Luckily he doesn't believe in Santa anymore so I'm not too concerned.
That's all for now; I will try to return soon. If nothing else, at least to fix up this very half-hearted attempt at a blog re-design.