My little girl turned 4 this week! She bounded under the covers with me the morning of her special day and let me hold her tight for a few moments. A rare gift from a busy child. I said something like "Don't grow up anymore" and Connor looked at me and said, "Don't worry Mom. No matter how big I get I will always be your little girl." Oh goodness.
On the actual day I tried to fulfill the good working mother role and took cupcakes to school. At first I was going to bring Popsicles as a change of pace, but with the temps near 90 degrees there was a smog alert and the kiddos weren't allowed outside - making melting Popsicles too big of a mess. Cupcakes it was!