Wednesday, January 14, 2009

happy birthday, dearmommy.

So every year is different, right? This is the year I woke up at 3:30 AM to nurse a sore breast (get it? Nurse. Ha!). I pumped 8 ounces in record time and returned to bed only to be awakened minutes later by a hungry little Mister. After nursing, a diaper and a cuddle up it was time to head to breakfast with my best friend (hi, Sar). Groggy, but happy we ate and talked without interruption. I returned home for my birthday oil change (thanks, Nate) and our day began. I made the first of my birthday cakes with help from little hands and only a few breaks to dole out time outs (one) and diapers (two, but I washed after). Oma and Papa treated us to lunch and a clean car. Also, there was this:

Untitled from Their Giant on Vimeo.

She sang her heart out. All day. Whenever I asked. Internet, that alone is reason to consider getting yourself a toddler.

Someday, we'll go out for our birthdays; maybe we'll take trips. Maybe. But this is what we're doing now and I suspect that what we will long for is that little voice singing her heart out to her dear mommy. But the little voice will be gone.


Meghan said...

Happy Birthday Kari! Claire singing to you is absolutely adorable! Something for me to look forward to with Diego. :) Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

cmhd said...

Awesome! I'm glad it was a good birthday, even though it was different. :)

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! And yes, toddlers singing is a very good reason to have a toddler in the house.

Alida said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday, my friend! Sounds like a great day.