Monday, September 29, 2008

Know Your Birthday Girl

In the spirit of birthday week, we started the festivities yesterday, and we'll be celebrating all week! We're opening gifts and cards as they come, letting the birthday girl indulge in the peanut butter cookies Maya made her, and letting her pick the first book before nap time.

Tomorrow, we're celebrating the official day with a trip to the zoo, a birthday dinner, and a chocolate cake that guarantees timeless photographic classics.

In the meantime, here are some things about Elliot Rose that we've learned over the last year:

Favorite Food: French Toast, rivaled only by frozen peas (not cooked, or even thawed!)

Favorite Dance Move: The Deep Knee Bend with Tongue Stuck Out, though she's starting to learn Maya's trademark Running In Circles

Favorite Toy: Her sister's lil' princess talking cell phone or a stray playroom tea cup

Favorite Word: Uh Oh... particularly after she has hurled a leaky milk cup on the floor

Favorite New Skill: pushing plastic chairs around the play room and using them as a ladder to climb onto the table or day bed

Favorite Cohabitant: Anakin, the big black kitty that lets her lay on his back

Favorite Forbidden Item: The toilet, especially when it is left open for easy hairbrush dunking access

I'll add more if I think of them, but those are the Elliot basics. She is a very entertaining little person, and we're fantastically lucky to have her!


jstromli said...

Our girlies share the same birthday! Veronica will turn 2 tomorrow! Our birthdays last a month around here it seems:) Daddy unfortunately has to be gone tomorrow so we're goign to do a girlie fun day in Fargo, than cake and fun on Friday with the family, than celebrate with the MSP grandparents in the middle of October and than her big party with our village of friends here at home at the end of October:) Let the birthday madness begin!!! Have a fabulous first birthday celebration with Elliot!!!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Veronica too!

Believe me, I know how birthday madness can stretch out, but our mantra is "simplify, simplify, simplify."

It safeguards our sanity!

Besides, I'm not sure how much of Elliot's birthday Maya will be able to handle (and vice versa come June).

So we pile the love on for a week, and then it's back to the standard minimal level of spoiling... until the Holidays!

jstromli said...

Our girls are the exact same distance apart too...Isabella was born in June 2004...Veronica Sept 2006. You guys just started one year after us:) Of note...Isabella handled Veronica's whole birthday deal just fine last her, it just seemed like more for her...cake, friends, adventure...she got to experience it all (and Veronica when it's Isabella's, etc...) We don't do gifts, so we don't really have to deal with that issue. I'll let you know how it goes this year though with a 4 year old and 2 year old:)


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