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Niel and I threw Wesley a surprise early birthday party on Friday (since his birthday this year fell on the Sabbath). Niel came home early enough from work to be here when Nan and Wesley got off the bus and when the saw the HUGE note I left on the back of the van in the driveway that said "Come to the back yard" they were both met with helium balloons, bubbles, pizza and cake, and of course, presents. Wesley kept asking, "FOR ME?! FOR ME?!" I got him his very own trowel (because last spring he kept trying to plant seeds in the hard mud- to no avail) and I wanted him to have success this spring. So we planted-- sorry, HE planted tulips and hyacinths in the front of the house. He also got a haircut. We had a nice movie night later and THIS morning Nan gave him the present from her: a little hamster. How in love this that little creature he has already fallen! The woman who gave it to us was pretty sure it was a girl so this morning before church I said, "What will you name her?" and while holding it tenderly in his hands he immediately turnrd to Mallie and said, "YOU name her." And Mallie did. She speedily attached to it the same name she graces ALL her little toys and friends and dolls: Sally.