Me and Martin Luther King Jr.

I like to think that the reason most everyone has the day off today is because they're celebrating my birthday. I guess Martin Luther King Jr. was pretty special too.

As a mother of two girls, I am already reaping the benefits of being on the receiving end of the celebration. Before I got out of bed this morning, my oldest, age 7, had decorated a coat rack like a tree and piled up many presents that she had made and wrapped for me underneath it. She also had the table all set for breakfast, including placemats, napkins, plates, knives, forks, and spoons! I think I'll be teaching her how to make this coconut cake soon, so that I don't have to drool over this one.