Liza’s Birthday!

Dear Jasper and Kestrel,

Last Wednesday was Cousin Liza’s 5th birthday. For me, it was a regular school day. But Liza got to give cookies to her classmates at Hitchcock Road Montessori, go shopping for the perfect small cake, and come home for a nap before her birthday dinner.IMG_4902.jpg

I got to teach my school kids, including reader’s theater practice, then come home and rest. I made dinner like a regular Wednesday. Auntie Olga set the table with beautiful china and her father’s silverware, and we ate and had wine and watched Liza unwrap family presents. She got a fluffy tutu from her mommy and a subscription to Highlights High 5 magazine from me. We have read through one issue already!

During dinner, Grandpa Nelson and Auntie Bridgett called from Portland. It was good to see their faces and hear their news! I miss them both very much.


After presents and dinner and even after cake, we measured Liza. She is 47 5/8 inches, or 121 centimeters. Yes, she is tall for her age.


Grandma JudyIMG_4800.jpg


Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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