Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Two down, dozens to go

Today was Kinlee’s birthday. She’s 2. As all parents say… it’s hard to believe she can be two.

But please…don’t tell her.

She thinks her birthday is Saturday, the day of her party. She knows all about it. She is excited about her party. She’s excited about her Snoopy cake. She is just excited about being 2.

We didn’t mention it at all today (save one almost slip by a particular almost-practically-a-sister teen…ahem). We discussed if we wanted to do a birthday today then a birthday party on Saturday, but we decided it might be confusing and it would be more fun to just have Saturday be “the birthday” all day.

All that said…I still felt a few photos were necessary to document the birthday. I mean, we don’t have any guarantees in this mortal life, so why not? There will be more after the party on Saturday, and maybe I’ll do a little mushy retrospective…but don’t hold your breath.

I don’t really like to do au naturel photos, but oh well. It’s what you do when it’s early and you want a couple bedhead pics. She was busy watching Word World, too busy to smile for a picture with Mom.

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So tickling was in order…but that produces a fuzzy, funny-colored image. But of course, it’s still my fave.
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We’ve come a long way, baby girl…
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She’s freshly-2, going on 13. The girl is scary smart, SO expressive, ultra cool (when not ultra dramatic), really funny, and kind of mature for her age already. And those aren’t just Mommy’s brags, those are others’ opinions. We’re proud of our little bug.
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So happy secret birthday, KiKi. I’m excited to see what the next year holds for you!
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8 comments:

  1. Wow, this is fun seeing our daughter and the birthday girl get prettier every day/year. Looking forward to Sat!

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  2. I won't mention you wrote about the "slip" on the blog - the slip-er was pretty upset anyway :(.

    We'll say Happy Birthday for real when Kiki (said in a super loud, Jackson-type voice) thinks it's the right day!

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  3. yes, it's very hard to believe she's 2 already!! but not at all surprising that she's so darn smart, she takes after her mom! happy birthday to Kinlee!

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  4. Hope she has a great birthday! And I think you look great in your photos with her!

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  5. What a big girl!!! Hope she had a great birthday!!! :)

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  6. Belated Happy Birthday Kiki!! She's so adorable and growing so fast.

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  7. Kinlee turned 2 already?! Man I'm behind in my blogging/commenting! So happy belated 2nd birthday Kinlee!! She's such a beautiful child - just like her older sister!

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