This past weekend we went to a birthday party. Mary Paul had a great time. It was at a local playground, which she loved. There was a huge dinosaur cake with green icing. In other news, we made Mary Paul's crib into a toddler bed. She had her first nap today and is sleeping in it as I write. She did play a lot during her nap time, but tonight has gone straight to bed. Also, a note of interest, we were at Bass Pro Shop last night and found out that they have a Santa Claus this year. The one here is great. Anyway, the set up is, of course, more rugged, but with trains, two games and a coloring station. Mary Paul saw him, ran up, climbed in his lap and proceeded to ask Santa for a globe. The best part is, the picture is free! You can order more, but every first picture is free. I'm sure we'll take Mary Paul in a pretty dress for another picture, maybe a different Santa, but it was a great surprise!!!