Five years ago yesterday, New Year's Eve changed for me forever. It became much more than just a yearly holiday...I gave birth to my first child! At the time I was really disappointed in having her on that particular day. She wasn't due for another 3 weeks. I had gone to my regular OB check and ended up in the hospital being induced due to some minor complications that led the doctor to feel that Big Bear would get better nutrition on the outside than she was inside! I was upset that she would have a birthday so close to Christmas, one that she would have to share with this other national holiday which happened not to be one of my favorites anyway. I've long since gotten over this. She doesn't care when her birthday is...I've never seen anyone love their birthday SO much!
So now, instead of worrying about New Year's Eve plans or thinking about past years or the coming year, I'm much more focused on Big Bear's birthday celebration. We had a wonderful birthday! We made cupcakes - what a mess! It was all I could do to keep Me Too from eating all of them. She tore into at least two. Both of them ate about half of the icing and sprinkles before they could ever reach a cupcake! For dinner we had Grammy and Grampy and Aunt Emma over for pizza and cupcakes. Campo LOVED the cupcakes by the way. And for the grand finales, we had an impromptu snowball fight with tissue paper (watch the video!).
It was a great birthday for Big Bear and a great diversion from New Year's Eve for me!
|Big Bear's Birthday 2008 / New Year's Eve|