When I was growing up, birthdays were always festive.  Check out the wrapping paper–the comics!   My mom usually made an ice cream cake, and decorated the birthday girl’s/boy’s bedroom doorway with streamers. Sometimes we celebrated at the dining room table with the “fancy” blue china. And we took photos like this:   Capturing the Wish   Looking at these pictures, I realized we captured the secret wish moment. A wish (or two), a deep breath, and then hopes are… Read more »