Tuesday, May 08, 2012

what's going on

You know what's a fabulous plan? Blog about how it's your fifth blogging anniversary and then disappear from the bloggy airwaves for three weeks.

Yeah, that's how I apparently roll in late April to late May now. For teachers at my school, this is called the "work a bazillion hours a day prepping for conferences" period. Now that it has passed, I'm thinking that it's time to get my blogging affairs in order again.

Let's see... last we saw Red, she was one tooth down. Since then, she has lost another, in fact the evening we got back from Cape May. Sadly, we assume it went the way of the digestive system since it went missing sometime during a cheeseburger.

The new grown-up teeth are making their way in now, and the top two are a wee bit loose. Not much other news on that front for now.

Then we had a bit of fun with about 400 praying mantis nymphs. Oh yeah, that's a story for another blog post on another day.

Then Red and Pudge dramatized an entire relationship from courting to marriage to proposal to baby making to baby delivery to collapsing in an exhausted heap in a family bed. Yes, there is a whole lot to say about that observational experience, and that's definitely a story for another blog post on another day.

Then we celebrated Maryland Day at our school, in a lab for another buggy experience, and at the Recreation Center by watching JAM climb a gigantic structure for the first time, which just so happened to coincide with my very first heart attack. Guess what? That's a story for another blog post on another day.

So what in the world am I actually going to blog about today? Well, let's check the calendar. Today is May 8th, 2012, the sixth anniversary of the birth of our 8 pound, 12 ounce little girl, the smallest of our three eventual babies.

Happy Birthday 6 year old Red!!

Since her birthday is falling on a weekday, and one when we will be at school until we go straight to JAM's baseball game which runs until after the usual bedtime, we've already had our family birthday celebration. This weekend we gave Red some presents and one was exciting enough that it needed to be used right away. That would be the new 20" bike that makes her look like a really, really big girl. Unfortunately, we only took a several-minutes-long video that no one who hasn't contributed DNA to the creation of said child would ever be interested in seeing. So, no photo of the birthday bike, but you can see some of the other birthday joys.

So there she is, in a tree outside her first school, on the very last day of being five. Today she joins the ranks of the world's six year olds. Happy birthday to our darling little girl. Six years ago you joined our family and life has never been the same. Thank goodness.

We love you!

One happy birthday celebrating mama,