The Goblin Child’s Birthday
We didn’t plan anything big. The hope is still to get up to the black hills so she ca have the day she’s been wanting.
The day before her birthday we went down to Alliance. She got to choose a cake. And more exciting, to me at least, she got to choose a brand. She got her own calf last year, who is now out with the herd getting bred for next spring. She’s going to have her own herd pretty soon. She needs her own brand. She sat down at the computer before we left and looked through their page of available brands. We talked about what would blotch. How the rest of the family has a mill iron in their brand. And how it needs to be on the left side. Then I left her alone to write down the ones she liked.
At the brand office she came in and filled out the rest of the paper work. Now we wait to see which of her brand choices are approved!
On her birthday her cousin texted and asked if they could swing by and surprise her. We jumped at the chance. We had cake, I made some lunch. It turned into a wonderful little party.
After their half day of school the cousins brought the birthday girls dad home with them. He came in, a surprise for her in itself, got both kids and brought them outside to show them two big stink bugs 😉
When they came out I was there filming. The cousins shot them with a confetti gun! Almost. It was still fun and a great surprise.
Then we all went in, ate tacos, and birthday cake. All the kids spent the afternoon playing minecraft together. It was perfect. She’s ten now and almost all grown up. It did go fast.