Monday, March 03, 2008

the loudest baby she'd ever heard...

(i know i said no more pics of the kids... but i made the dress and the matching one for her doll!!!)

when i think back five years ago to when the paloma was born, i think about my steadfast, exhausted and golden midwife who placed an 8 lb swaddled bundle on my chest and quietly said, "i've helped a lot of new babies into the world and that little girl is by far and away the loudest one."

and she still is. i've said it before and i'll say it again... it's a crime that i can't apply for worker's comp for on the job hearing loss.

anyhoo, although the paloma's birthday is today (which you might've known if you happened to be watching sprout tv this morning), we celebrated her birthday with friends and family on saturday. by 1:30 she was birthdayed out, exclaiming in her very loudest voice, "I AM DONE PLAYING BIRTHDAY GAMES NOW! I THINK I'M REALLY TIRED!"

to which almost all parents responded with a resounding "Coats! Now!"

admittedly, i was feeling a little ordinary and inadequate because we didn't have an inflatable jumperoo, or a magician, or a storyteller, or a singer, or a balloon animal maker... like all the other birthday parties that we've been to. but, even with the few games we played (duck duck goose, red light green light, etc) and the pinata, the kids seemed like they had a good time. the parents looked bored out of their gourds, but hey, i'm only human and slightly socially inept - i can only do so much... ;)

and happy girl day btw! i've been feeling pretty down and blue lately, due to the weather and general physical and emotional malaise, i'm thinking maybe i should make a little doll (since i do that so well), entrust it with all my woes and sorrows and launch it off into lake michigan...

then, with my luck i'd probably get arrested for littering by some CPD on a segway.


Irene said...

I did see Sprout this morning and wondered if that was yer kid. I love that you sew and do it well - actually am jealous.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Paloma! She is so gorgeous and the dress is absolutely lovely. You are truly talented. It sounds like you had a great party, and I'm sure the adults had a good time too, and even if they didn't the party is supposed to be for the kids, so that's great that they had fun.
I'm sorry that you've been feeling blue, I know how you feel. I am sending you warm hugs and good thoughts and hoping that spring comes very soon, hopefully some sun and no snow will make it a little better.

Anonymous said...

You did a great job. The kids had a ball and the parents got to talk for a while without having to constantly monitor the little mopes, one of the benefits of having kids getting older.

As for your feeling blue, maybe you need to take a trip to Vegas this weekend. I expect pics and posts when you're not at the tables winning our daughter's tuition money. But please don't blow our nest egg like Julie Hagerty did to poor Albert Brooks in that movie...

And beware of Gamblor, or he might ensnare you just as he seduced Marge Simpson at Mr Burns' casino!

alice said...


That dress is beautiful...have you thought of making these to sell? It is a gorgeous party dress, but wonderful understated, beautiful flower girl dress, formal dress etc.


ImPerceptible said...

How adorable. I bet it was a great time. Happy Birthday to the Paloma!

I love the purple trim around the bottom of the dress. I stopped sewing dresses for mine once they got old enough to realize I couldn't sew. :)

Irene said...

Hiya! Where are you?


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