Posts Tagged With: birthday

Stop In the Name of Love

Dear Buddy,

It was your birthday this week. We’ve spaced out your gifts so you’ve been getting a couple a day between your actual birthday and your official party this weekend. It’s been fun. Here are the highlights so far:

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Darth Vader is now an Avenger.

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So many Starwars books!

You also got a cool pair of Darth Vader gloves (gauntlets! Thank you, costume design class) and the new Starwars movie.

Now, my sister had been asking me what she could get you and I ran through a few things. I mentioned your love for signs. My sister suggested a cool ‘dinosaur crossing’ sign.

I said, “that’s great and I’m sure most kids would really like it, but Buddy’s more of a stop sign guy.”

She said, “seriously? He wants a stop sign?”

Yes. Yes he does. And that’s what you got:

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Stopper (left) and Stoppy (right)

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Read to Stopper, Mimi!

I think your Aunt won your birthday 😉

P.s. After that last picture you ran out of the house (bad idea!) and attempted to introduce Stopper to his ‘cousin’ stop sign at the end of our block. “Mom, they need to talk!” You insisted as I dragged your precocious butt away from the street. And that is why we have a hotel lock high up on the front door. Flight risk.

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This Is Your Big Day, Kid

Dear Kitten,

This is your big day! The 5th anniversary of the day you became a Big Sister.

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How does it feel to have 5 years of big-sistering under your belt? Well, you’re doing a great job! I think he’s turning out nicely.

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It’s also my giving birth anniversary, but let’s not get distracted. This day is about YOU, Kitten. Right?

What’s that? Buddy’s birthday? Oh ya! I guess he was there too, wasn’t he? Well, if you don’t mind sharing your big day, then I don’t mind.

Happy birthday, Buddy!! 😉

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I love you!

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A Brief Photo History of You and Me

Dear Buddy,

Happy Birthday! Today is our 4 year anniversary. I love you to pieces, sweetheart 🙂

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Love,
Mom

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The Kindergarten Kumbayah Moment

Dear Kitten,

At your sixth birthday party:

Kid 1: I’m six, how old are you?

Kid 2: I’m five and a half.

Kid 3: Oh ya? I’m five and three quarters!

Kid 4: that girl is only two!

Kid 1: Only two?? Well, I’m the oldest, so that means I win!

Kitten: Guys, guys! It doesn’t matter how old she is. We’re all different sizes and that’s ok. We’re all friends here.

Whoa. Kitten the diplomat or Kitten the guidance counselor?

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My Mommy Anniversary

Dear Kitten,

Today is the anniversary of my becoming a mom; aka, your birthday. In honor of this shared occasion, I give you a brief photographic history of us. Happy birthday, sweetheart 🙂

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I love you, silly goose!

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Here’s Looking at You and Me, Kid!

Dear Buddy,

A brief history of you and me in 20 photographs…

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Baby Buddy 5

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Happy Birthday, Buddy!

Happy Birthday, Buddy!

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Dear Kitten – Gift Girl

Dear Kitten,

Your birthday is fast upon us! Therefore, I am being asked constantly what you would like for your birthday. Frequently I answer: anything. And this is true.

You like everything. If you could, you would pick up Toys’R’Us whole, put it in your pocket and be happy. You like ponies, dinosaurs, princesses, pirates, stuffed animals, balls, dolls, blocks – name it, you like it. It would be almost impossible for you to be disappointed in something plastic or plush.

You are picky about many things: your clothes (you’ll wear anything…unless someone else suggested it), your food (you only like certain foods when Capricorn is aligned with Venus, and then you’ll want your share, my share, and Buddy’s share, but never eat it again)and your hair (which we are never to touch or talk about). But toys? Stuffed animals? “Bring me your used and down trodden, your new and wrapped, your cuddled masses!”

You love them all. Especially if there’s any chance Buddy wanted it too.

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Dear Kitten – Cherry Pie with Love

Dear Kitten,

You and I made a cherry pie for Daddy’s birthday. For the top crust a gave you a bunch of cookie cutters to chose from. You immediately chose the heart even though I would have preferred something more manly like the car or cute like the handprint.

“Why the heart, sweetie?”

“Because Daddy loves me!”

Who can argue with that?

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Dear Kids – The Thing About Birthdays…

Dear Kids,

The thing about birthdays is that they get less and less important as you get older.

The thing about birthdays is that I feel they miss-direct the attention; It’s really the mom that did all the work, right?

The thing about birthdays is that it’s just another day really.

But – despite all that – the thing about birthdays is that it feels totally awesome when someone makes a fuss over you anyhow 🙂

Thanks for the shenanigans!

Thanks for the shenanigans!

P.S. – Thanks, Mom, for all the hard work! Happy Giving Birth Day to you!

Mom and me on my actual day of birth.

Mom and me on my actual day of birth.

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Dear Kids – Birthday Shenanigans

Dear Kids,

Once I had kids, birthdays changed for me. Suddenly my “birth” days were yours – the two days that I actually gave birth. Suddenly I cared less about what I did on my birthday and much more about what we did on your birthdays. And since few things are as magical to a kid than their birthday, I have sometimes allowed myself to get creative (see Ice Cream Cupcakes and Marshmallow Craziness).

I am now a regular at the party store. I love filling my minivan to the brim with balloons! While swept up in birthday fervor for your birthday, Kitten, a close co-worker of mine had the misfortune of having her birthday. This happened:

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One birthday one of you will wake up gift wrapped to your bed – I promise you. I am a fan of birthday shenanigans, my children. You have been warned…

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