andrey and i stayed up soooooooo late the night before gavin’s birthday. he listened to russian rock through his headphones while i hummed songs from gavi’s birth playlist. and we folded and folded and folded.
gavin’s favorite things right now: trucks and trains and planes.
we folded a gazillion paper airplanes. from the torn pages of a giant road atlas. then we quietly strung them from the ceiling with fishing wire while gavin slept.
boy woke up on his birthday morn in amazement. his wonder was pure and real. and we loved it. this day belonged to him and he knew it. his day also included a morning coffee run with dad, a trip to the party store to pick out map colored balloons (pale green, mellow yellow, bright red, peach and sea blue.) there was CARS movie watching as a family and even a good snuggle or two. lucas and i hid in the studio to wrap gifts while gavin tried to sneak peeks through the crack under the door. there was sitting on counters and chocolate-cream-cheese-frosting spatula licks. cousins over to party and surprise packages to open. it was such a happy day.
he blew out the candles and it all became official. boy turned two.
wonder what he wished for. i’m gonna ask him someday.