Beatrice is 16 today!
(This is where Beatrice's annual birthday portrait would have been posted had she not been kidnapped this morning by Fa and taken out to brunch and a movie and an afternoon of Christmas shopping, whilst her Mamadah here waited patiently for her to return so we could take the traditional annual birthday portraits in the glorious afternoon portrait-worthy sunlight, which was gone by the time the girls returned to go out for birthday pasta, which, all things considered, is okay. I mean, she's 16 today. And big sister now has a car and all. So please check back tomorrow when Beatrice's lovely face will hopefully be here instead of Ginger Rogers'... who we think is a pretty good stand-in. Beatrice agrees, as long as Fred is part of the deal.)