Sunday, January 18, 2009

Birthday Gifts

Greta turned four yesterday. Her gift for timing was evident from her birth. We tucked Ev and Clem in bed on January 17th 2005 at 8pm and she arrived at 9:10pm.

She spent most of her birthday as her alter ego Princess Begonia. Among her accomplishments is a very regal bow.
And a gift for distributing largess. She gave one of her wands away to a friend and said, with quiet dignity, "When you are sad, you can pick it up and remember how I gave it to you."

However, she has a sense of fun.
And she proved during a walk at sunset on the Berkeley pier that she doesn't always stand on ceremony.
She takes disappointments pretty well. Mike swung her one time and her shoe flew up up up into the air and down down down into the water.

My macro lens makes it look like you could reach out and touch it, but it was not recoverable. But she is not above a little pout.The sunset was its own gift.


gina said...

What a beautiful day, post, little girl . Happy Birthday princess!!

Wendy said...

Great pictures! So sad about the shoe though... Maybe Prince Charming will bring it back to her sometime. :o)

Stefaneener said...

Oh, Greta deserves a wonderful day, although the shoe is a sad touch. We'll tell you about our sock in a ground squirrel hole adventure some day. . .

Anonymous said...

Love the outfit! Anna is fairy-obsessed these days...I think they'd have a great time together.

patricia said...

For a minute I thought the photo of the shoe was taken as it was flying through the air, and I was amazed that you got that shot!

I sure wish someone would give me a wand for when I am sad.

It looks like she had a wonderful day. And I hope you did too--the baby's birthday is always a little bittersweet.

Veronica Boulden said...

" can pick it up and remember how I gave it to you." That is so sweet!