Today is my birthday. Two years ago today I took the above Polaroid of nearly-five-month-old Mabel and her Daddy. Aren't they good looking? I had to dig deep into the (then-daily, now-weekly) Polaroid archive maintained by the child's adoring Grandpa to find this one, and I must admit I don't remember that shirt Mabel is wearing at all. Which fact I find quite shocking, and a little sad. But I am reassured to find the same recurrent birthday gift, year after year--my love for them and theirs for me. Hooray!