Friday, July 20, 2012

i have a 63-year old child

pablo turns eight, 2011.

pablo turns nine today!

or 63.

however you want to look at it.

i was up late making pupcakes (which contain regular, dog-friendly baking ingredients but taste like cardboard. think whole wheat cupcakes.) i put the finishing touches on the slideshow and trivia game, and robert prepared the pork roast for our cookout tonight.

i rose at 5:30 to clean the house, put up the requisite birthday banner, wrap all his gifts and prepare the goodie bag for the trivia winner.

a bit much?

i think so too, but then i think about the five years that he wasn't mine. the five years he was abused, neglected, starved and left alone. and all of a sudden, spoiling him doesn't seem so bad.

because life's about days like this. silly memories that you create that someone else might not understand. wearing a pretty dress to wal-mart because it's a nice day out and your hair is falling in a good way and you feel like it. staying up late to watch reality television even though tomorrow is a big day. eating breakfast for dinner and cake for breakfast.

because in breaking those little rules we gain something big. i'm not sure what that is yet, but i'm learning. and honestly having quite the ball in the process. are kids this much fun? goodness, i hope so.

10 comments:

Kaitlin Anne Lane said...

Happy birthday Pablo! You can be happy in knowing that you are with two of the world's greatest parents ever who smother you in their love. And your mommy is right! Life is about days like this, creating silly memories that you think no one else understands. That is what makes her special and a really great person, mommy, and friend. Happy birthday!

Kaitlin Anne Lane said...

Happy birthday Pablo! You can be happy in knowing that you are with two of the world's greatest parents ever who smother you in their love. And your mommy is right! Life is about days like this, creating silly memories that you think no one else understands. That is what makes her special and a really great person, mommy, and friend. Happy birthday!

kate said...

aww happy birthday pablo! this is the sweetest little thing ive ever seen:) hope your evening is filled with lots of love and lots of birthday belly rubs. so sweet<3

Cara-Mia said...

Aww this is so sweet! Happiest of birthdays to Pablo. :)

Christi said...

Happy birthday, Pablo!!!

Kara said...

You are such a sweety! I would celebrate the exact same way if I were you! So glad Pablo is still a sweet, bouncing boy. :)

Joy said...

Aw that's so great. Making memories that will last is always worth the time and effort. Happy birthday Pablo,remember age is only a number!

Jillian said...

Happy Birthday Pabs! Hope your day is a special one!

Kelsie said...

this is so, so, so adorable. happy birthday to your puppy (although 63 isn't so much of a puppy :) i can only imagine how cute you'll be as a mom!

ginanorma said...

happy belated birthday pablo!

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