Jacoba’s party

—the beautiful birthday girl—

The dutch have many traditions.  One of the best ones is that when it is anyone’s birthday, everyone gets congratulated.  For instance, when it is my Mom’s birthday, all 6 kids call each other and say congratulations.  It is a wonderful relationship solidifying practice.

So…all of you that have supported Marisa and I and thus Jacoba, I say…congratulations.

We had a great party.  Jacoba loved getting her presents, making the cake and joking around.

There were four candles on the cake.  I don’t like that number.