Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Happiest Birthday of All

Since she's only had one, and such.

We stuck with the classics. Cake. Presents. Bathtime and bedtime. My baby girl is innately gifted at celebrations, we're finding; check her glee out here.
I could write a missive about all Annaliese has accomplished this year-- learning to say Dog, Hi, and Bye; figuring out how to sit, scoot, and walk; swelling her parents' hearts with joy as she plants soft wet kisses on cheeks and squiggles in for cuddling.

I am awfully proud of her, and so I could gush on for a long time, but it's been a big day for everyone here and y'all know how much I love my little girl anyway. So here's to Annaliese Lee, a little live wire who will no doubt keep astonishing me for her entire life.

She received clothes, toys, shoes, and she's got a big-girl forward-facing car seat in the mail. But the present she can't comprehend yet is the one due around Memorial Day: a baby brother.

(The ultrasound technician said she was sure.)


natasha said...

Congratulations on the big #1 --the cake looks delicious-- & greetings to Annaliese's baby brother!!! I have been refreshing your blog page for the past hour or so in excitement :)between doing work at school...
~best wishes

Anonymous said...

Yeah! A little boy!!! What fun!!! Stinks

Anonymous said...

we are i NYC right now ..so excited about the news no matter the sex...
Annaliese will be a great big sis just like you!!
Happy new year!!
e and dad

Sarah L said...

Yay! Congrats :) What a nice balanced family you will be. I just had a flashback to my time in Bali last year where every time I went to an internet cafe I would eagerly check if you had had Annaliese yet. My how this year has flown by!