Happy Birthday, Zuzu!

by | Jun 14, 2012 | Julie | 4 comments

Today we fete Zuzu, who is now 4 (and also celebrate this fun brief time when, until August, we have kids who are 2, 4, 6, and 8 years old). We are making cherry cupcakes today, since apparently cherry cupcakes mean birthday. For her birthday dinner she requested:

  • meatballs
  • broccoli, for the people who want broccoli
  • carrots, for the people who want carrots, not me though, make sure you put down ‘NOT ZUZU’
  • smoothies
  • berries
  • salad for the grownups
  • bread with butter.

Sounds good to me. And I’ll leave you with this, which you’re going to have to view as a rare white unicorn glimpsed in the forest (I used to say “it’s like seeing Snuffleupagus” until I found out that now everyone can see Snuffleupagus). Zuzu often picks up a book, and reads it to herself in this incredibly hilarious (to us) fashion, making up the story based only loosely on the pictures and more on what people are saying near her at the time, and whatever else might be going through her head. We all, all of us, here, love watching her do this, BUT…if she knows she’s being watched, she stops immediately. Last week I saw her reading to herself in this manner, and tried to get a video, but I was too far away, and next to the humming aquarium, so you can’t really hear her. But you can get a sense of the drama involved, perhaps. (The drama of her reading, I mean.) (Though also maybe I mean the drama of stalking my children as I hide amongst the furniture, careful not to disturb them in their native habitat.)


  1. Beth Stilborn

    Happy Birthday, Zuzu! (and when I was your age, I didn’t want carrots either. Now I love them, but you probably didn’t want to know that. It’s one of those weird grown-up things.)

    Wonderful video! and how cool is it that you have 2 4 6 and 8? (Who do we appreciate? Your family, that’s who!)

  2. Robyn

    You’re a killer mah jongg hand, Falatko family.

    Happy Birthday, Zuzu!

  3. Julie

    I think everyone in the family likes carrots except for Zuzu (currently), so she was just being nice. Which is nice.

    I can’t stop thinking of words that rhyme with 8 so we can do all our cheers.

  4. susan

    Happy Birthday, Zuzu! From the Egg Lady in New York.


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