Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Fun-day

My beautiful niece turns three today. It feels like yesterday she was born. I was quite pregnant, and up for many many hours while we awaited her arrival at the hospital. Here's to you, my pretty girl. And to your parents for surviving the last three years. As we know, they are not easy, the early days of parenting. And yet, we wouldn't change them for anything in the world.

As for us, my beautiful daughter cannot wait to see her to celebrate and enjoy the fun. I am sitting here with wet hair, a T-shirt and a pair of jeans. She woke up again last night. 3AM. We slept on the couch for a bit, and then at around 5:30 when my tush was starting to slide off the couch and the other cheek was getting a bit numb I decided to move her to the crib again.

It worked for the most part. Until hubby knew it was time for him to get up, and he had observed that the air mattress we had been (read we = he, and the dog) sleeping on had started heading South. Literally. Hubby needed me to get off of the bed so he could stand up. It was our only option. And so I did. And I figured, well, it's still got enough air in it for me to fall back to sleep until she opens her eyes and I hear the familiar call.

Yeah. Right.

I laid back down and the bed enveloped me. It was the funniest thing I've never seen. Seriously. I don't know how my husband didn't pee himself. Or maybe he did and didn't tell me. I was in tears, and I didn't have my glasses on, so I was blinder than most bats. Again, funniest thing I could possibly imagine ever seeing. Absolutely hilarious. One of those things you replay in your mind and keep cracking up as if it were the first time, and I had to create my own visual.

And so, I've been up since after 7. With a few too precious hours of sleep behind me. And a wet head of hair ready to go out into the snow. But at least my daughter is dressed. And she looks really pretty in her XOXO outfit. Why, yes, that's my kid. Stylin' like you would imagine. What? Just 'cause she's a Southern girl she can't rock the good brands? She can. And she does. And who has to know that Mommy bought this $45 outfit on sale several months ago at TJ Maxx. Come on. You wish you were me, no?

Happy Sunday, everyone. Have a fun day. I'm ready to eat my weight in cake and cupcakes since my poor brother and sister-in-law have had people canceling left and right. Anyone up for frosting? Cheers!


  1. I can just picture it...why, you ask?...been there! Try as you might to pretend you're comfortable, it's just hard when your thigh and shoulder are touching the floor and your face is smothered by the air that you're pushing up around you on each side. sigh...I'd just roll over onto the floor and make my way up from there...much easier. ;)

  2. Cancellations are good!! More yummies for you - enjoy!!


  3. eat some cupcakes/cake for me! have fun!

  4. People were canceling on a 3-year old's birthday party with cupcakes for snow? pfttt. wusses.

    Happy Birthday to your niece, and here's to remembering to blow up the mattress again before you go to bed tonight ;-)

  5. I've totally done the air mattress thing. You forget that we slept on one for awhile after moving! It was only funny the first few days! :)

    I wanna see pics of Miss I's outfit! Hope you guys are having fun! Miss you!


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