Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Today is the birthday of my beautiful, smart, sweet, kind, tender-hearted Cora. Above is her journey so far from NB - Age 5. I can't hardly believe its been five years. Today was a challenge for mom - one that many of you are used to. Work mom versus home mom. Today, of all days, the head of all things legal for my very large company (my boss's, boss's, boss's boss!) came into town and invited our team out to dinner. I had to decide: Go home to my birthday girl, or go to the dinner. Hopefully Cora will never know how long I agonized over this decision or how much guilt I wrestled with while making it.
In the end, Ryan and I decided I needed to go to the dinner. We had had Cora's party this last weekend with all her little buddies. So this morning we opened her remaining birthday gift at breakfast (an Easy Bake Oven and all the accoutrements). Not as exciting as the Barbie Bike, but still a good one. Then she got a day with Meme and Poppi who brought her downtown to my work so we could all go to lunch together. She wore a beauiful dress she got for her big day, ordered cheese pizza, ate one slice, stole my pickle spear and most of my french fries, and then was the recipient of a slice of chocolate cake complete with candle from the waitress. :) After lunch she went off with Meme to a local splash park that has a carousel as well. As she walked out the revolving glass doors of my company holding Meme's hand, she turned and waved at me one last time. I hope all she was expereincing was joy and excitement - mommy was, on the other hand, feeling a little blue. Happy birthday my wonderful, wonderful girl!