Tuesday, August 5, 2008
The Birthday Post
Well, it happened, I have survived a year of motherhood. Mark it down. And, even better, my marriage survived a year of motherhood. And, to top it ALL off, I am feeling an itch to start this whole thing over again with baby number two. Woo-hoo. There was a time, in all sincerity, that I didn't know how we would ever even consider baby number two. What a life changing year it has been, and I truly cannot remember me without Ada. So clearly, there was reason to celebrate today. And poor, poor Scott--his birthday has become an afterthought in all the excitement of having a child in the home. But come on, what is better than a child's birthday, other than a child at Christmas? Nothing, right? At least not that I remember. I loved all the excitement and attention and feeling special that a birthday brought, and I plan to pass on those same feelings to my offspring. And so it began today. See how it went below.
The star of the show in all of her cupcake, birthday girl gloryThe birthday meal. What better way to celebrate an August birthday than with a cookout. Maybe next year we can add fun in the pool to the mix and have the ideal end of summer setting.
Eating her baked beans--the only part of her birthday meal that she could eat, but oh, did she eat them. She loved them!!
At this point, we stripped her down to her diaper in preparation for her birthday cake. She was getting tired of the highchair as evidenced by her face.
Side note: the following pictures were all Scott's idea. I was not one for letting her "dive" into the cake, but dive she did.
And this is what she thought about my taking her cake away. (Immediately after this we transported her to the bath tub!!)
And mom, the picture at the top of the page is for you. Please note that I am using my silver to cut the cake!! It is being used.