This is an odd thing. I am certain it was only a few months ago that I was blogging about Abe turning nine. I remember the day so well – it was snowing like crazy, Christmas music was playing, we made candy trains, my first blog book came in the mail. How can Abe have already had a tenth birthday since then? How can I already be typing about a different child having a ninth birthday? I guess the fact that Abe and Daisy aren’t much over a year apart means that it truly wasn’t that long ago that it was Abe turning nine. Still. Strange. Time goes awfully fast.
Anyway, since I remembered Abe’s ninth birthday so well, I thought I’d do a similar blog post for Daisy’s – meaning a lovely little photo recap of the birthday child over the years. (Somehow the nice round number of ten seems like a more fitting birthday number for such a review of years. Nevertheless, nine it is);
New little baby:
And . . . NINE!!
She wanted her hair extra cute for her birthday. I think we succeeded.
Also, here are a few of the birthday signs that were strewn about the kitchen for her this morning:
First off, this one of Abe’s I thought was rather clever. While the lines aren’t broken apart at each rhyme, please note that it is a poem:
Is that too hard to read? Just in case, here is the poem:
All day you have fun with your family and mother.
So how ‘bout instead get up and make a breakfast for your brother.
You’re not convinced? Hey it might be fun
to give me presents and cake
and a cool new pet snake!
Still unconvinced? Bummer.
Now I’ll have to wait for Goldie’s birthday in summer.
And, here is one of my signs. I love that my kids are old enough for us to have our own little inside jokes. Once, when Daisy was first learning to spell, she turned a notebook into a book of songs (written by herself). One song was a lovely song about “Moon Cake.” None of us know what moon cake might have been, but she spelled cake: c-a-k. We had a little laugh when Abe asked, “What’s moon cak?” Daisy got very defensive, but then realized her mistake and giggled about it. Ever since then, moon cak comes up out of the blue. A few weeks ago Abe wrote a story where the characters were trying to get to the moon for some tasty moon cak, and well, I am sure Daisy quite appreciated my lovely little birthday sign song composed in her honor this morning:
Lastly, these signs are among my favorite. Goldie made them. They were titled “First” and “Next.” They didn’t make a bit of sense to me until Goldie happily explained them to all of us this morning. First – Abe is throwing Daisy on a paper airplane he made (and a big one at that). Next – Daisy is experiencing the unfortunate consequences of letting your brother send you on a giant paper airplane ride. Why these are birthday signs is uncertain, but what is certain is that they are AWESOME!
Anyway, off to get going on birthday cakes and the like. Happy birthday to my little daughter!!!