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Birthday Fun with Mia

I just want to say that I love living in Portland. Late this afternoon, Mr C and I went downtown and did some Christmas shopping. Then we had dinner at a little Italian restaurant. We have a class at Trinity on Monday nights, so we parked there and walked up to NW 21st. It was crisp and cool and we enjoyed the ambiance of being in the city.

Yesterday was Miss Mia’s seventh birthday. I know you all want to see some cute pictures. Here she is dressed in red, as we entered Keller Auditorium for The Nutcracker. That is Milo in the spiffy hat. It is her fourth time to attend, and she announced each act for me as the music started.


After the ballet we met Mr C and her Dad back at her house to open presents from us. We bought her a Mod Pod Boom box ?Ǩ it has pink flowers. She is totally enamored with the radio station K103, here in Portland. It plays only Christmas music – most of it sappy. Her mom has had to send her up to their bedroom to listen so we thought she should have her very own radio and CD player. She told us that if we want to go to the Barry Manilow concert in January that we should go to K103.com and click on the keyword, Manilow. I mean, she is really listening!!



Miles watched the gift opening with some restraint. She also received some Cd’s and a Hello Kitty baseball cap from Mr C.


Our next event was sushi. It is hard to find a sushi restaurant open on Sunday, but we succeeded. Here is Milo with an empty rice bowl – guess what his favorite food is?


Then it was back to Steph’s house for a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cake – yummy!


Steph makes wonderful stuffed trees from wool scraps. Here are some sightings at her home:



All in all, it was a wonderful day with the family. As I said at the beginning of this post, I love being in Portland.

Today I received a big box of goodies for my girls and I from one of my blog friends, Jeannie, who lives in Richland, WA. I will wait and share the thoughtful treasures tomorrow.

6 Responses to “Birthday Fun with Mia”

  1. teri says:

    Hmmm…..Well, I know who I am taking to lunch when I come out…Mia!! One of the best parts of living in Hawai’i (ok, there was no BAD part) was fresh sushi whenever!!!! I even like sappy Christmas music!

    Love Steph’s trees- very minimalist!!


  2. Reva says:

    Mia looks SO grown-up!

  3. Diane D. says:

    What darling pictures. Looks like it was a happy day for everyone.

  4. Jen Anderson says:

    Wonderful pictures. You can see in Mia’s face the young lady she will become. I love the Nutcracker tradition.
    So glad you are feeling better and that you weathered the storm. Jen

  5. Kathie says:

    What a great job of making a holiday season birthday special! One of my kids was born between Christmas and New Years and it’s always a challenge…

  6. jenclair says:

    Love Mia’s hair in braids and Milo’s “spiffy hat.” Looks as if this was a very special birthday!