Wednesday, November 28, 2012

11/28 is a SPECIAL DAY

Thanksgiving-2012 (Just last week)

Today is my daughter's birthday! Look at her as an infant. 
Isn't she absolutely adorable? 

She has the cutest, teeny, tiny hands. And her mouth is so little and perfectly pursed. I just love looking at the precious gift we were given!

My girl is one of my absolute favorite people. Seriously. LOVE HER!

So, I'll try not to be too mushy here...but I have to gush a little.

Daughter and I enjoy hanging together. She makes me laugh. But the weird thing is that D says I make her laugh! How funny is that? Actually, I think she thinks her Dad is funny too. Some of the clues for this is when she says things like: "You two are so funny".

1. "This is my life we're talking about"
2. "Mom, stop talking. I'm thinking."
3. "Can I have a Bull Dog?" ("Bull" sounds like "boul" in "bouillon".)

1: D. had taken two of the set of three hepatitis immunizations. She was still in pre-school. If you haven't had this hurts A LOT! Big needle and thick syrum in the muscle. Let me say, holding your little girl while this scary shot is administered is hard. Very hard. You know you are doing the right thing...but...

After the second shot (a month after the first) the nurse said just one more shot to go. {Which would be an additional 5 months later.} EVERY DAY D. would ask me how much longer until her shot. Every morning while we were driving to pre-school and every evening while we were driving home. "Mom, when is my shot again? How many sleeps?" I was so sad that my girl was so worried. When you are in pre-school time is measured in sleeps. And I could not imagine my sweet girl thinking about this for 5 months of sleeps. I told her to try to forget about the shot. It was going to be so long that she shouldn't be thinking and worrying about it. Her response? "I can't stop thinking about this. This is my LIFE we are talking about."

2: I was usually pretty chatty on the drives home from pre-school. One evening D. didn't seem receptive to my questions of "What did you do today?" But I was always so giddy when I picked her up I couldn't stop myself from trying to engage her in chatter. Finally, D. pleaded, "Mom, stop talking. I'm THINKING". Love that!

Okay. Last one.
3: One of D's favorite pre-school teachers became a family friend  She would often sit for D. at her house so Hubs and I could have a date night. You guessed it. The teacher had a bulldog. D. was completely in love with this big sweet animal. Almost daily D would ask, "Can I have a Buuuull dog?" I would always say, "No honey". And she would say, "Can I have a German Shepherd?" (Her uncle had a German Shepherd).  Again, I would say "No". To which she would say "Well, then can I have a Buuuuullll dog?".

She started practicing her negotiating skills young. Love that!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Baby Girl!  Love you!!!


  1. :D This post made me laugh out loud several times and grin from ear to ear! Thanks Mom! Love you!! Oh... and I'm still waiting for that buuuulll dog by the way! Lol

  2. Awesome stories and pictures! Happy birthday!

  3. Speaking of chatty Mom's, I remember Danielle always saying "MOM, use your indoor voice!"

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am so glad you enjoyed this. :)

  5. very funny!
    happy birthday!
    I'm a new follower from the almost friday thursday blog hop. :)

    1. I love that you enjoyed this. I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks so much for the follow.

  6. How funny!

    Today was my daughters 18 MONTH "birthday" ... :) I love seeing how much things have changed, though I'm sure it's bittersweet for you!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Kimberly. I hope you'll stop by again soon!

    1. I'm so glad you stopped by for my daughter's birthday post. :) I have so much fun with my daughter...every single stage has been amazing. :)


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