Saturday, February 16, 2008

Birthday Adventures...

I think my blog title needs a sub title. Something "Birthday Adventures: and other harrowing tales" or "Look out world, she's 2!"

Or Even "Mini-E's got a new man in her life"

I can't believe she's 2. It's so funny to think about.
Compared to the big kids - she's tiny.
Compared to the fact that she's my last one - she's so big!
Some days she's both.

Our birthday adventure was quite the comedy of errors.

I wanted tomatoes to go in our salad. There's a farm just around the corner, down the block aways from us. So I thought, no problem. Get the room picked up and vacuumed and go get the tomatoes.

Then I had this other brilliant thought. It's so pretty - the parking lot is EMPTY. Let's let the kids run. Each big kid took a little kid by the hand and off they ran. While I waited for them to return. The problem came when Mini-E didn't want to return. Mini-Me did her best to dissuade her from making the path change -- but E saw a swing and was making a beeline right for it.

I had to hustle to get her and bring her back to the van. She did not go quietly. But neither did she nap in the car on the way home. So we had chicken nuggets for lunch and I put the kids down for their nap. I had a moment to myself - and realized I needed to make a cake before I put the meat in the oven to cook.

I didn't have enough eggs - and I'd JUST put the kids down for their naps. I was NOT about to wake them up to go fetch eggs. I texted The Professor - because he was at a training and wasn't answering his phone. He said he would pick up a cake on the way home.
Edited for Toby, I forgot to post the picture of the cake. It was CHOCOLATE!!

So I put the meat in the oven. While all this was going on -- I was greatly concerned that the Professor might miss his valentine that I had sent to his work. He had mentioned cookie bouquets as a possibility -- and so that's what he got. Unbeknownst to me, he wasn't going to be at work - but a training - and would possibly miss the delivery.

It all worked out - but it was a crazy day.
It doesn't sound crazy now that I've typed it all up - but it sure felt whirlwind-ish when I was living it. :-)

Still, Mini-E turned 2. A milestone has been met. It's almost more important than New Years - because now, it seems, it's time to face the year head-on.

So there you go - our birthday adventure.


Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

Awww, happy birthday sweetie!

KarenW said...

What a crazy day! Happy birthday to Mini-E.

A&EMom said...

No, it sounded crazy. You got the point across very well indeed.

I'd have been sorely tempted to leave Mini-Me in charge and dash out while the wee ones were sleeping!

Happy Twos again, Mom!

Halfmoon Girl said...

Happy Birthday! Our third turned 5 on the same day. It was a busy one 'round these parts too. Glad you survived.

TobyBo said...

what?? no picture of the cake? Hope it was chocolate!!

Miss Language said...

Mom says to tell you that she feels loved, what with you putting up the birthday cake picture and all.

And as for myself... well, I am delighted to have caused you to laugh, siding salesman and all. :D

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes! :o)

Classic MaMa said...

Every adventure is crazier with kids. :)

Melanie said...

It sounds like a crazy day to me!

Happy Birthday!
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Tracy said...

I know how those days don't get a chance to sit! At least your kids still nap. I do have to say, I am glad our Elmo days are over!

The Gang's All Here! said...

That sounds like my Valentine's Day - except we had a surprise dr. visit thrown in for good measure :)

I'm all about the preparations. In fact, I freely admit that I make things waaaaay bigger than they need to be and drive myself nuts in the process. But when I sit back and see the memories being built before my eyes, I can't even remember that I was about to blow my top just 10 minutes earlier!

That cake is gorgeous - and I'm sure Mini-E loves her Elmo. Who doesn't love Elmo? I'm a Zoe gal myself, but I do like the little red guy!

Gayle said...

What a little cutie pie! Happy Birthday Mini-E!!

Melissa said...

Wow, you brought back memories! My oldest (who is almost 12) had an Elmo birthday (with a life sized Elmo that scared her silly) when she turned 2 and also got the chicken pox (which she generously passed on to me)!

Your daughter is a cutie!

Our Peculiar Life said...

I love her cake!! Yes, your day was crazy!! I am proud of you for living through it! :-)