Thursday, November 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Thursday Thirteen

Six years ago today, I had my first baby.
Happy Birthday David!

Here are 13 random remembrances on his sixth birthday...

1. The night before David was born, I ate a cheese sandwich at 10pm. My water broke at 2am. Good thing I'd had a snack!

2. Our graduate school, Hebrew Union College, was next door to the hospital where I gave birth. Most of our friends came over and hung out at lunchtime while I was in labor.

3. We used to put David to sleep with Daddy's t-shirt. He was the first baby to come to our co-op daycare with Daddy's shirt instead of Mommy's.

4. For David's first birthday party, we invited everyone we knew, all our friends. Almost no one else had kids! I made lasagnas, we ordered a big cake from Costco, and at 7pm we put the kid to bed and played poker.

5. When David was 2, he figured out how to crawl *under* the gate to his room and come into mine.

6. He walked at a year, and potty-trained at 3. Both almost exactly.

7. When he was almost 4, he put a bean in his ear and we had to go to the ER to have it removed. Those were the days before my blog. Otherwise, it would have been blogged!

8. He has never asked us to "take back" the babies. I'm proud of him for that. Sometimes he tells me that he wishes he were by himself again but he never asks us to get rid of his brother or sister.

9. My big kid is very articulate and well-read, especially for a kid who can't actually read.

10. The other day he shocked me by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in English and Spanish...and counted to 30 in Spanish. Wow, he's learning so much!

11. For David's 2nd birthday, we celebrated his birthday with "If You Give A Mouse a Cookie." For his 3rd birthday, it was a Balloon Party (because at age 2, all they wanted to do was play with the balloons! So we obliged). For birthday #4 it was a Superhero Party and for age 5 it was a Lego Party. This year we were Ninjas. I think we might have to move next year's party out of the house. Next year he'll be 7 - that many boys in my house might be just a bit too much.

12. David plays a mean Guitar Hero.

13. I never thought one little person could teach me so much. I love him so much -- he completely changed my life!

Happy Birthday, David!

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Anonymous said...

happy birthday david! :)

Anonymous said...

What a cutie. Love the big brown eyes---wow. He was even a pretty baby!

We have some really pretty photos this week (we didn't take).

Anonymous said...

Happy bday David! How fast he has grown!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday not so little boy anymore!

Coco said...

Happy B'day, David!

John Sklar said...

Happy birthday David, you made me a ZEDE and its the best title I've ever had.

There is something amazing about grandparenthood. There also is a new look in you child's eyes when she has a baby of her own.

Raggedy said...

Happy Birthday David!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! What great pictures!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to David! Thanks for sharing the photos:)
Mine is up here;
Yen's TT
Happy TT!

The Egel Nest said...

Guitar hero is such a cool game...I can't do it very well...I have tried...I'll stick to real

The Egel Nest

Anonymous said...

Nice list of memories! I'm looking at item #1 and wondering: cause and effect?

Shawn said...

What a great list! He's so handsome -- from day one, too.

Anonymous said...

That is one seriously beautiful child, Phyllis. I don't care if he is a boy, he's beautiful.