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Monday
Feb021998

jeff bdy

Celebrated Jeff's birthday at Ruth & Kaarel's place last night. Sara had picked and helped make the cake (chocolate cake with chocolate icing and rainbow sprinkles). Earlier on, Ruth had taken her to a store and told her to pick out a present she could give to Uncle Jeff...Sara reportedly ignored all suggestions re: stationery, pens, etc. and chose a small Ariel doll as a gift (she's VERY into the Little Mermaid these days, as I mentioned before). Uncle Jeff exclaimed with the appropriate delight after opening his present, of course, while Annie sat under the table trying to eat the gold bow from the package. After dinner, Jeff & Sara & I acted out one of her current favourite picture books. I can't recall the name of the book, sorry, but it had to do with a rooster trying to prove to the barnyard that the sun wouldn't rise without him. Sara was the rooster, Jeff was the narrator, and I was Gunther, the crabby goose. After we finished the book, I pounded out some nursery songs on the piano. After a few minutes, Annie did her noisy spastic starfish imitation until I picked her up and put her in my lap so she could help me play the piano. The key of each song modulated wildly after that, but I still think we made a good musical team.

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