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Birthday Boy's Photographs

These are the photographs from last Wednesday (Mikey's 2nd birthday). We went to the zoo and had a small get together in the evening for opening gifts and eating cake. This is going to be a long post!

The birthday boy wakes up to a house decorated with balloons

Then we get going to the zoo!

We look at all the animals.

Flirt with girls

Feed the ducks

Then we go home and open gifts

and eat some cake. This is hands down the best cake I've ever made. I am so terrible at baking. This turned out good. The recipe is courtesy of Bakerella.


aside from the car breaking down at the zoo (it's fixed now!) it was an awesome day. Mikey enjoyed himself thoroughly!

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I am a 24 year old British stay at home mother to a two year old boy. Married to a U.S. soldier and currently living in Germany.

I have seen the Vatican from the very top of St Peter's Basilica, the mud in the World War I trenches outside Ypres. I have walked through Montmartre side streets bustling with people in the evening, gotten lost in the streets of Greenwich Village NYC, run through cornfields on the Welsh border and sat outside with a cup of tea watching fireflies in the fields of the outer Chicago suburbs.

I have held the hands of others through addiction, fear, suicide, despair and come out the other side. I have left everything behind to begin anew.
I have fought mental illness and walked through snow in the mountains of the lake district, England. I have explored the morgue in the bowels of an abandoned hospital on a summer evening, climbed to the top of scaffolding on the outside of a five floor warehouse to look at the city lights of Nottingham at night and I have watched the sun setting on the Texas horizon.

I have held my son's tiny hand through the plastic window on an isolette in the NICU ward. Walked, speaking only in whispers, through the catacombs beneath the ground on the outskirts of Rome and seen the fireworks over Heidelberg castle.