You've heard of sports seasons, but it's time for a new season in the Fife household -- birthday season. Cecily's birthday marks a stretch of five birthdays in the stretch of two and a half months, and that's just immediate family (if you add in parents and siblings and extend it through mid-September you'll tack on six more birthdays!). May's usually such a lovely time for a birthday, and this year was no exception. The weather was gorgeous - perfect for an outdoor barbeque. Cecily wanted a princess birthday, and indeed that is what she got, complete with castle balloon, and princessy cake. She had a rough start of the day, as she's full swing in her terrible twos (which, in our family at least is a bit of a misnomer, as our kids seem to start about three quarters way through the second year, and last until age four or so) but she rallied to have a good time for her party, although she did not make it all the way through present-opening before she was done. James mentioned later that night that Cecily reminds him of a thoroughbred horse, and it's true! She's all fine-boned and delicate and beautiful, but man oh man, is she high-spirited. She gets this look in her eyes, and it's all over. Here's to learning this year how to harness that energy and enthusiasm and turn it to good things.
We are the Merry Band of Fife.
The crazy bandleaders (otherwise known as Mom and Dad) are Melissa and James and the loyal followers are Hero, Allegra, Ian, Colin, Cecily, Elinor and Graeme. Join us as we practice living life to the leading of the Ultimate Maestro as we pursue His calling to ministry at the Hospital of Hope in Togo, West Africa.