Winner: Wild Mountain Huckleberry Ice Cream (vanilla and berry, yum!), which was my ice cream, and Charles ate the whole cone. Each time I would swoop in for a lick, he would turn the cone away from me. I gave him my cone because he summarily dismissed his chocolate cone by tossing it on the floor. I long ago realized that I will likely never again have a full meal or full dessert all to myself.
It's for a good cause, though... Charles' smile is worth depriving my hips of more fat.
Winner: Hand Puppets from Costco. They're adorable. Charles especially loves the penguin.
Winner: Toy truck. "Hi, I'm Chuck. I'm a DUMP TRUCK."
Loser: Party with lots of people. Whether it was the stimulation, the noise, the coughing through sleep the night before, or the tooth we are pretty sure is coming in (or has it disappeared already? I call it jerk tooth.), Charles spent a lot of his party crying, a little bit sleeping, and some of it smiling. I hope next year is better.
Thank you for all the wonderful gifts. We have had lots of fun since the party playing and reading (in French!) and playing some more.