It just so happened we arrived in Iowa on Russ's birthday. Not a bad way to spend the day...see your parents, reunite with your little girl, and get a trip to the famed Happy Joe's Pizza. And, to top it off, we then went to see Great Grandma Kappeler, who surprised Russ with a cake!
Vivi was on hand to supervise the lighting of the (32!) candles...
...and to assist in extinguishing them.
She also learned a new trick: dunking your cookies into a glass of milk.
She was very focused and authoritative in all aspects of the birthday celebration. Russ is getting new golf clubs for his birthday; I'm sure she's busy reading up on different drivers and putters, and will be of great assistance in selecting the perfect set.
Happy birthday, Russ! Vivi is very lucky to have you as her dad!