When we arrived at Porter’s Montessori on Tuesday there was a birthday party. It was for Danielle, who is the daughter of one of the instructors at the school. She turned four and they were having a big party. So Alice and I stayed for about an hour rather than ducking out right away, as we often do.
Porter natutrally gravitated toward the cake, like a moth to a flame.
The birthday girl Danielle (in red) examined her cake, with Porter’s friend Parker on the other side of the table.
As usual, Porter manages to get close to the cake action as Danielle prepares to blow out her candles.
While the kids are off playing and the cake has been cut, Alice sneaks back to sample some cake.
Alice has the cake table all to herself.
Until finally the rest of the kids join her at the cake table.
Where Porter wolfs down his cake.
And Alice picks at her second piece.
Here’s a Quicktime movie of all the kids singing happy birthday to Danielle. Notice Porter is helping her blow out her candle. You can either download the movie to your desktop or just click on the link to play it in your web browser (assuming your web browser has the quicktime plug-in installed).