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Birfday Girl.

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 Bedhead birfday Cu-cake

Today, this little nugget turned two.  Two years and twenty-four hours ago, Jerrod and I checked in at a hotel while my parents stayed at our house with Avery, and slept fitfully before our 5:00 a.m. wakeup call.  It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep when staring down a day of childbirth.  All night, I kept asking myself, “who will this little girl be?”  Over the past two years, this little girl has unfolded her personality to us, and I never anticipated that our daughter would be such a quirky, unique girl with such a strong sense of self.  She is equal parts sweet (“Lub you, mama.”  Translation: “Love you, mama) and sassy (“Do it, do it, do it, me, do it.” Translation: Mother, would you mind if I do this myself?”).  This baby (she’s my child, and I’ll call her a “baby” if I want to) is exactly the person who was meant to be in our family, and I would not change one, fuzzy, out-of-control hair on her head. 

Toy store unToy store deux

I love birthdays because it the perfect excuse to check out for a day and make your sole focus celebrating someone you love.  So that’s what we did.  Since we had Claire’s official party with our families a few weeks back, today was a bonus day, and I did whatever Claire wanted all day long.  Needless to say, a lot of Elmo was viewed. Yesterday, I told Claire “tomorrow is your birthday, and we’ll eat cake.”  So frequently throughout the day, Claire would look at me earnestly and say “Birfday.  Cu-cake.”  Do not make Claire empty promises of cake because she will take it to the bank.  We kicked off the day with homemade cinnamon rolls, proceeded to the store toy for a gift selected by the Birfday Girl herself, lunched at the spot of Claire’s choosing (“Pei Pei” = Pei Wei), and concluded with dinner and the long-awaited cupcake.  Claire selected a cupcake from the case at the store and stood with her arms outstretched until it was dutifully delivered.  Sometimes the best-planned celebrations don’t deliver.  But today, our impromptu celebration filled with Elmo and sugar and endless pressing of buttons at the toy store was exactly what the Birfday Girl ordered.

Happy birthday, Claire.  I hope that all your birthdays can find you as content and as authentically you as on your second birthday.

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Written by tortsandtots

June 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

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  1. Love that birthday celebration recap! Happy birthday to your little angel!

    Renee Pascale

    June 28, 2013 at 11:44 pm


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