Thursday, January 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Caroline!

Two dozen Funfetti cupcakes (w/extra sprinkles) in the refrigerator, waiting to be shared with classmates tomorrow.

A new bike, hiding in the laundry room, waiting to be ridden by it's new owner.

I know it's cliche, but I still am amazed that this 7 lb 1 oz peanut

is now a Smarty McMathPants

energetic (except when sitting down!)

Lego playing

Webkinz loving

weirdo girl.

Who would have thought that the owner of these hunka chunka legs

would now have these LONG legs,

perfect for a round of hotel bed jumping.

The party is over, but Caroline's actual birthday is today. I was teasing her earlier, saying that she won't officially be 8 until 7:32 pm. She was born at 4:32 pm on the west coast, but since we're on the east coast (and have been since she was 18 months old), we have to factor in the time difference. Caroline is a big fan of numbers, but for some reason, she wasn't as amused by this factoid. ;)
To celebrate Caroline's actual birthday, she is bringing in cupcakes to share with her classmates at lunch and we're going out to dinner this evening.
And we can't forget the presents!

I'm not a particularly sentimental person, but it's hard to not feel at least a little nostalgic when you're celebrating the birthday of your first (and only) child. On the one hand, having a big kid is easy (logistically) and I am finally able to sleep through the night (major plus), but sometimes I'd trade all the sleep in the world to see this little person again.

Happy Birthday Caroline!
We love you!!


nancy said...

Tell her happy, happy birthday!
Loved the pictures. That last one was taken at my house, I think.

Sissy said...

I still can't believe you have an eight year old. It seems unreal somehow...maybe because I'm not a mom yet. Who knows? But I'm proud that you're such a great mom and that Caroline is relatively well adjusted, given YOUR querks! LOL.

Alison said...

mom--yes, the b&w picture was at your house when she was 6 months old; you took the pictures, too.

Sissy--yes, it's unreal that I have an 8 year old. Seriously,you;ll see soon enough that the time REALLY flies; even on the days when they haven't napped and you're pretty certain you might try to sell them on ebay if they don't stop whining. Not that I've ever threatened that! No. Never.
It is a major accomplishment that I haven't managed to create an Alison Jr. with all of my neurotic tendencies. I guess she's too much like Craig. Don't worry, I still have time to mold her....mwuahahaha.

joshkc said...

you made me cry and I got up and put make-up on this morning! time for touch-ups. Caroline is beautiful and growing up so fast. I understand wanting to keep them little. Maybe that's why we keep having more. hmmmmm

Kelly at Home said...

What a gorgeous sweetie you have, mama! Happy birthday to her!!

P.S. LOL about the pillow pets theme song! Grace kept saying, "It's a fun and easy! Fun and easy! Fun and easy!"

Happy weekend!