At the risk of sounding like a super annoying overachiever, I should probably just come clean and say that we celebrate half birthdays over here. (For the kids, that is.) It's not because I'm desperate to seek out more work for myself, or because my kids need another excuse to celebrate something, it's just that I have a child with a birthday depressingly close to Christmas, and my heart breaks that her special day often gets lost in the craze of the holiday season. So almost four years ago, I decided to get her a special dessert on her half birthday, and to make her feel a little extra special.
Of course now I have to do this with all the kids. :) Nothing fancy, no hats, certainly no gifts, just a lot of half-birthday talk throughout the day, and a song and dessert after dinner. Today Mr. Noodle reached three-and-a-half years old. He requested Chocolate Mousse and so once again, like most Friday mornings, we took a long walk to the store, gathered up all our ingredients, and came home to make dessert together. I served it up in my mother's beautiful wedding crystal from 1954! It's been a long time since I've had chocolate mousse (or dessert served in crystal, for that matter) and I do still love it. Takes me back to my childhood for sure!