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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl

A second birthday. My first daughter’s second birthday. My daughter’s first second birthday.

Not that she’s planning on having a second second birthday.

She’s smart and funny and cares about other people, and she also sometimes only likes them because they have macaroni.

She’s beautiful and perfect and I’m trying to teach her how to say “My irrational intractability is infuriating to my parents.”

She’s sweet and loves bedtime and hates being interrupted as she goes about her business.

She’s my daughter. She’s my first. She’s my baby girl. She is always my baby girl. Even when she tries to bite my face off or scratch my eyes out. She’s the most exuberant person I know.

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Happy Birthday, Baby Girl.

37 comments:

kyooty said...

Aw Happy 2nd Birthday!!! :)

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet baby! I love looking at the two pictures of her in your backpack...how much she's grown! And her cute little piggy tails are to die for! I can see how you would be happy to let her bite your face off but keep her away from your eyes...you're gonna need those and a large stick when she becomes a teenager! :)

SciFi Dad said...

Happy Birthday, Erin!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Happy Birthday to her!

for a different kind of girl said...

Happy birthday to your gorgeous girl. What a big year she's got ahead of her!

Headless Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Erin! And happy anniversary of losing your freedom and independence as a child-free couple to you, Mr. BPD!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday beautiful Erin! I hope all her birthday wishes come true.

maya said...

Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

Whit said...

Happy 1st 2nd!

Emily said...

Awww Happy 2nd Birthday Erin!

ZenMom said...

Happy Birthday, Erin. :)

My second son will be two next month. It feels like a lifetime since he was born ... but also like it's gone by in a flash.

Kids mess with you like that.

Hope you all have a great day!

Redneck said...

Happy birthday to sweet Erin.

I look forward to your new year of giving your parents a special type of grief that only a two year old can deliver.

WM said...

Aww! Happy Birthday Erin!

(If you manage to get her to say that phrase please record it and put a sound clip on your blog)

Mariah said...

Get that kid some macaroni!

Happy birthday to your first daughter's first second birthday.

Swirl Girl said...

Happy 2nd birtdhay Erin!

This is the greatest age!

MereCat said...

Happy Birthday, Erin! That's a great picture of you two . Hope you guys have a great day!

Christine said...

Happy 2nd Birthday!

James said...

A very happy birthday to her.

Luke's is coming up in a couple months as well. I love this time in thier lives.

disneyland_grandma said...

I love that girl...

Jenni said...

Happy second, Erin. What a little girl she's becoming. Those pigtails are making my ovaries tingle. And I have a four-month-old, so my ovaries have no buisness tingling.

Bianka said...

Best wishes for a happy second birthday, sweet baby girl! May you have at least one hundred more!!

AmyAnne said...

Congratulations to the parents of eye-scratching, face biting, bundle of exuberant cuteness for making it 2 years AND choosing to embark on another round...

BTW this is her last birthday as an only child, no? Something to celebrate. It's like the first time around. After the 2nd one is here you will totally understand why you should have celebrated this seemingly insignificant detail.

Haley-O said...

She's so sweet! Happy Birthday!

flutter said...

happy birthday, little backpack girl!

OM said...

I also love bedtime!

Happy birthday!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday sweet Erin!

Aunt Becky said...

I'm frequently late to the party, so y'all are gonna have to get used to it :)

Happy Birthday Miss E. 2 is a great year.

Jill said...

A little late, I know, but happy birthday to your beautiful little girl!!

T. said...

Love the phrase you are trying to teach her. Too bad you can't find another word to mean "parents" that starts with "i." That would really do the alliteration.

Hope her birthday was really happy. So sweet and it goes by so fast. Why, before you know it, you'll be intimidating her prom date!

T.

Lunasea said...

Happy Birthday, Erin! And Happy second Daddy Anniversary to you!

Miss Grace said...

Happy Birthday! Those pigtails are much too much of adorability.

RobMonroe said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Kei said...

Happy Belated 2nd Birthday!!!

Ali said...

happy, happy birthday to your little lady :)

sendchocolate said...

Awwww, happy birthday sweet girl!

Wish I could still put my sweet little girl in her backpack without breaking something, you know, like my back! She loved riding in that thing!

I agree with WM, when you get her to say that you must put the sound bite up.

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Happy birthday, Erin!!!

And congratulations to the lucky parents =)

La Petite Belle said...

happy birthday!