Selina's second birthday has come and gone (Saturday) and was, I have to say, a huge success. She was aware this year, that she was the birthday girl (she remembered Nat's birthday from February and knew what it meant) and enjoyed--really for the first time in her life--a real place at center stage. Nat was a gracious supporting cast member and terrific big sister, helping (no, really just helping) Selina open her gifts and appreciate her cake. Well, Selina didn't really appreciate her cake at all. I had hoped she would recognize Sandra Boynton's hippopotamus, but for one reason and another, she didn't seem to.