Marguerite is turning 4 in September and for some time now I've been racking my brains trying to come up with a really special celebration. For her first birthday, we had a biggish party (big in my book, but I'm not into parties at all). For her second, we had an intimate one with just family. For her third, Husband and I took her to Manila Ocean Park and had dinner on the harbor. We also had a joint birthday treat of sorts (Husband's birthday was earlier that month) in our Bacolod trip. We were supposed to throw a mini party in her Sunday School class, but that was the weekend that wretched Ondoy/Ketsana wreaked havoc in our area. Actually, that's the thing about Marguerite's birthday; it unfortunately falls on the craziest monsoon month. If the weather were kinder, I'd probably throw her a luau. It's perfect. She has a couple of hula outfits and loves to dance the hula (one of the many dance lessons she'll probably take). It would be neat to send out pretty little luau invitations. Luaus are generally fun besides. But well, in our case I don't think it's practical to risk it when typhoons are always just hanging around the corner. If it's not Marguerite's birthday, I guess we'll just have to find another excuse because, man, a luau is really just what the doctor has ordered around here, lol.