This is the very first year that Sweet Cheeks has made any sort of comment to me about not having her birthday during a school year. (She's a July baby.) She just casually said one day, "I don't ever celebrate my birthday with my school friends, do I?" It wasn't a complaint at all. The girl has 4 siblings and 9 first cousins. I can't remember a year, other than the one in which she was born, that she had less than 2 birthday parties! Still, I decided to surprise her with some cookies to share with her class. I said nothing to her ahead of time. I came in and said, "First graders, there is someone in this room who has a July birthday. I thought I'd bring some cookies so you can help her celebrate her summer birthday." She had a big grin on her face and began scanning the room to see who it might be!!!