Thursday, April 20, 2006

3 days shy of 1



This photo was taken just a few days before our darling Bean turned a year old. Isn't her springtime splendor splendid? And her Papa dressed her, frilly socks and all!

But I am a sorry Mama. It was yesterday that Bean turned a year old and I didn't even blog about her or her birth or any of those mama-blog topics! Maybe 'cause she's a second baby and while her birth was a wonderful, remarkable event to me, I don't want to bore any of you other mamas out there with all the details. (6-hour labor, very intense, pushed 4 times, lustily crying 8#6oz baby Bean emerged--that's all y'all need to know, I think.) Or maybe because I was so busy getting the house ready for her big bash this weekend. And when I say big, I'm talking 9 older kids, including Sister, and 5 other kids in the baby range, including Bean. I think that puts the kid-to-adult ratio at about 1:1. But barring thunderstorms that would force everyone inside our small house, it should be a good outside time. In fact, I find myself kind of looking forward to that chaos. (Though I'll thank you not to quote me on that once I drag my sorry, tired ass back to this blog post-party, okay?)

Hope you're all enjoying some spring weather the likes of what NC is getting right now. Happy weekends to all of you!

12 comments:

Amber said...

Happy Birthday to Bean!!! I hope the party is great and we'll need pictures. I also want to see the cake! Are you making something fabulous?

Piece of Work said...

Happy Birthday Bean~! Have a great party.

Nikkie said...

Happy Birthday to Bean! She is so cute!! I hope the party goes well!

Jess Riley said...

What an adorable family! Bean is such a cutie. :) Happy birthday to her!

Stacie said...

1 years old! Hooray! #2 is a little harder to get to, with the documentation of their lives... and good job daddy with the frilly socks!

Queen Beth said...

What a beautiful family you are! And she is just precious!!!!!

Nancy said...

She is beautiful. Happy Birthday to Bean and congrats to your lovely family on making it through the first year.

cubmommy said...

Happy Birthday Bean!! What a great picture! She is darling.

Have a great weekend and a fun party!

Kristen said...

Happy B-day to Bean- my little girl turned one on April 9. Made me feel sad and old- and wistful...

Erin said...

Happy birthday Bean! It's amazing how quickly they grow!

The Daring One said...

Oh, the sweetness. Is it just me, or does the second one seem more baby-like at 1. I remember thinking our first was so old at one but with the second, he still seems like a total infant.

Mama D said...

So exciting to see a picture of you and your family! You all look cute!