Today is DD Nikki's 'Golden Birthday', meaning that she is turning the same age as the date of her birthday. She's pretty excited, and started her celebration with a massage earlier today. Her SO cooked a special dinner, they are going up to Lake Tahoe for the weekend, and then the rest of us will be feting her at another special dinner on Monday.
The Golden Birthday is not a tradition that we celebrated, either in my family of origin or hers; in fact, when I asked where she learned about this, she wasn't sure.... my co-worker who was born on a Leap Year is pretty upset that she missed out, and I don't recall any special fuss when I turned 11. Oh well, we are all happy to help her celebrate. I couldn't ask for a better daughter... this photo was taken in my backyard a few years ago, but I know it is one of her favorites of herself. One of my weekend projects will be concocting a flourless chocolate cake, more like a rich torte, to bring to her. i will also try to make sure we get champagne.
Happy Birthday, Nikki!