Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Many Happy Birthdays...

I just can't believe it!  Today is my big girl's 4th birthday!!!  I just can't believe it!  Four is a crazy year...I can no longer consider her a baby, or a toddler.  She is officially a big girl!  We are currently at church camp right now.  (Mia will probably be spending a lot of birthdays at church camp in her years to come, sorry babe.)  We've had a pretty great day.  She's had a very fun time telling everyone its her birthday, BUT as soon as anyone starts to sing happy birthday to her, she clams up!  I guess she doesn't like all the attention after all.  (Funny story...at dinner tonight, a whole table of friends that we all know very well started singing Happy Birthday to her.  Everyone at camp was pretty much gone from dinner, but I guess this terribly embarrassed her.  Jody picked her up afterwards, her face was bright red, and then she started kinda hitting Jody, IN THE FACE.  Not too hard really, but it did stunn both of us.  She never does this kind of thing.  I knew immediately that she was just really embarrassed and didn't know how to respond. It was so sad.  That birthday song is horrible really.  No one ever enjoys it anyways.)  :) 

 So, all to say, we've had fun today playing, and even swimming.  Mia will have her real party Saturday morning after camp's over.  (even though I really wanted to just not have a party at all this year since life's been so hectic and there just wasn't ever a "great" time for the party.  But, of course, I persevered.)  It will be a fun "Pajama Party" theme.  Kids get to wear their pjs, jump in bouncers, eat donuts (and fruit and muffins) and drink juice.  What more could a kid ask for.  Hopefully I can post pictures of the party in a timely manner, but NO promises.  :)  

I thought that since I was giving a shout out to my daughter for her birthday, I'd go ahead and appoligize to my husband for not blogging on his birthday.  His 28th birthday was this past Saturday (the 6th).  Jody knows how crazy our life has been for the past month, and that I've had NO time to spend on the computer doing fun stuff like blogging.  (not that he even looks at this blog anyways.)  But still, I wanted him to know how much I love him, and how thankful I am that the Lord brought me to him exactly 9 years ago last week! AHHH!)   Ill tell you what, its really not easy on a mamma/wife to have a child's and husband's birthdays only 3 days apart.  Poor Jody really gets jypped, especially in the craziness of this past month.  I've had to work so hard to get Mia's party stuff together before camp that I really couldn't focus on him.  Poor guy, and he's always ready for a good excuse for a party.  Someday, Jody, I will get you that Marriachi band to play for your birthday around a campfire like you have been asking for!
Well, what more to say.  I am sitting in our "hotel" room here at camp, Eisley sound asleep in the Pack N Play, Mia breathing loudly as she sleeps in the bed next to ours, and Jody out being "youth minister" to all the other kids.  Its nice though, to be in bed, and hopefully asleep sooner than I am at home. (Not to mention that I've had a horrible headache all day today, so I'm ready for some good sleep.)

Here's a picture of both my birthday LOVES!  (here is daddy and Mia, a little over 2 yrs old)

All my pictures of the birthday girl today are on my phone and I haven't downloaded those yet, so I will just post the oldest picture I have on this computer of Mia.  (We didn't get this computer until she was about 18months old- kinda Eisley's age, YIKES!!!!)  Love to you all from the beautiful campgrounds!  

Mia at 18 months old

Mia on her 2nd birthday (and I have NO pictures on my computer of her 3rd birthday since I let other people take the pictures since my camera is not that great.  I might need to get those pictures soon!)