Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby!

My baby Babs recently turn the BIG 2!!! We celebrated in true Chaos Family fashion and had an absolutely wonderful day. The party theme was Elmo and Abby Cadabby, of course. We started the party out with the first BBQ of the season...possibly the last since we don't host BBQ's all that often, but fun still. Then we opened presents. Lots and lots of presents. Lolly was happy to help Babs out with the present part.
Smiling for Papa
Abby CaDaddy enjoyed the festivities as well. He's all about headbands these days.
Then, it was time for the cake!
My baby's birthday has had me thinking lately about how, once you have children, time flies by so quickly. Except for when it doesn't. ;o) It really is true that with raising babies the days are long and the years are short. Babs is at such a great age. She's so funny! And she can talk so well. It's nice to finally know what's going on in that cute little head of hers. I've also noticed that as time has sped up, I have had a harder and harder time documenting all the adorable, and not so adorable, things that they do. So, I've decided to share a list of just a few of the things that Babs does and the many reasons why we love her.
  • You are such a tease! And you know it. You get a certain little smile on your face when you're teasing one of us.
  • You started talking in complete sentences one Tuesday in March and you're getting better everyday.
  • You love to play with babies and you take such good care of them.
  • You're so loving and affectionate.
  • When you want to be held you put your arms up and say "I hold you?". Your second cousin does the same thing so I'm thinking it might be a genetic cuteness.
  • You love to cook and you start out by saying "I cook" and then bring us your delicious concoctions.
  • When you get mad you have a way of screaming at us that truly conveys your rage and indignation. And it's actually adorable.
  • You love to give loves (hugs) and kisses.
  • You are determined to catch up to your older sister and insist that you can do the same things that she can.
  • Much of the time, you succeed.
  • You tell hilarious knock knock jokes that go like this "knock knock? who's there? Daddy!!" and then laugh and laugh.
  • You often tell us that things are too loud.
  • You point at things all through the day and say "mine?". It becomes a game and you smile your little mischievous smile when asking about things you already know are yours.
  • You're a fabulous booty shaker!
  • You love to dance and take it very seriously.
  • You know your ABC's and love to sing them.
  • I've sung "You are my sunshine" to you since you were a tiny baby. And now you sing along with me.
  • You know what you like and what you don't like. And no one is changing your mind!
  • I love your sweet baby curls around your head.
  • You have no fear. I'm hoping that you get some soon.
  • Any time someone sneezes you say "bless you".
  • Any time I cough, you ask me if I'm okay.
  • Whenever you pass gas, you have to announce that you tootied before saying "scue me".
  • Lately you have insisted on "plimbing" into the van and your car seat yourself.
  • But love to be carried the rest of the time.
  • You love to have your hair done and insist that I put a pony in your hair.
  • You like to pick between one or two ponies.
  • You love looking at yourself in the mirror.
  • I just love looking at you.
  • You have a great laugh.
  • When you and Lolly play together and start laughing, I'm reminded of why I chose to spend my life as your mom.
This list is just a small portion of why we love you so much and we're so happy to have you in our family. I could go on and on, but I need to get you and your sister dressed and ready for the day. Each day my love list grows as quickly as you are. How will I keep up?

Just one short year ago you were my little baby Babs.
And look at you now! You've come a long way baby!


Kristina P. said...

She is such a sweetie! Happy birthday!

And that cake looks delicious.

Just SO said...

What a sweet list for that cutie! Happy Birthday Babs!

Happy Granny said...

Happy Birthday Babs! In this day and age people say it is a real sacrifice to be a stay-at-home Mom, but I can see that you know that the best paycheck there is is to spend your days caring for beautiful children. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, but it makes you rich for ever. Kudo's to you and CG for the wonderful job you're doing and sharing the dearest little girls for us all to love. xoxoxoxo

peewee said...

Yah...I want some of that homemade cake!! She is so cute. both your girls are. I wish I had friends who lived near me so I could come to parties and eat cake and candy!! Maybe I just need to move back to Utah!

Brady + Marsha said...

Happy birthday Babs! She is so cute. I can't believe how long her hair is getting. Thanks for your thoughts on being a mom. You have a great way of putting things into perspective without making it seem that it's so easy and wonderful all the time.

Missy said...

Too sweet! Happy Birthday!

hairyshoefairy said...

Happy birthday, cute girl!

rychelle said...

happy birthday!

her "smile" is too cute.

Jo said...

Happy Birthday to your baby! I love your list of some of the things you love about her. What a treasure. My grand daughter stopped saying "hold you", I wanted to cry.

Amber said...

Happy Birthday baby! I'm adoring the red hair.

Karen said...

What a sweet girl! I'm glad to see she grew some hair. My grand-daughter was pretty bald for her first birthday last August...I'm hoping she has enough for pig tails this August.

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