Every day is a birthday… when you’re TWO!

polka dot cupcakes

It seems like every other day we are eating cupcakes. I’ve often thought about this phenomenon as I’m trying to cut down on my sugar intake. There always seems to be some reason that I HAVE to break my no-sugar rule and just eat one more cupcake. Come on! How often is it somebody’s birthday?

Well…The truth is it’s somebody’s birthday or anniversary or just-had-a-baby day or something EVERY DAY!!!! So I guess I’m just not meant to be stick thin. Cupcakes are a fact of life.

red cupcakes!

If you’re Baby Bug that is not a problem at all! So we didn’t have a big blow-out birthday party for her this year. No problem! We’re just celebrating birthdays every day! Baby Bug thinks this is totally normal. It’s so fun to be TWO!

I've seen the light!

On Saturday we went to my friend Felix’s birthday party for her little girl who was born only one day after Baby Bug. Felix was due a month after me but her baby came a little early. It was the funniest thing when I was in the hospital and I walked down the hall to some nursing class or something and there was Felix with her baby! It’s kinda cool to have a friend show up where you least expect them.


Wouldn’t it be cool if our kids grew up to be friends too? So far they seem to get along pretty well. Hugs all around!

the Birthday Girlsuch a big girl

I’m not exactly sure how a “poke cake” is made but it has something to do with poking the cake and pouring jello inside it. I think usually the cake is white and the jello shows up really well but in the case of Baby Bug’s cake EVERYTHING was green. Green green green. It even had green cool whip icing. As Baby Bug would say, it was “TASTY!”

TWO candles!

It’s so great to be two. She got some really sweet gifts too. I’ll probably have to blog about them by and by… but right now BB and her cousin Superchic are bouncing up and down on the couches at the coffee shop that I’m borrowing wi-fi from so I think I better be finishing this up and skidaddling.

One Nice Green Leaf

one nice green leaf

The other day Baby Bug says to me, “I have a stomachache.”

Immediately I thought, oh no! How could she have a stomachache? Does she even know what a stomachache is? I asked her if her tummy hurt while my mind raced over what she had eaten in the last 24 hours.

Then she said, “I need one nice green leaf” and walked over to the sliding glass door to stare at the plants outside.

If you are familiar with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” then you know what Baby Bug is up to. That silly girl. She thinks she is a caterpillar. And maybe she is since she’s been eating a string of things like birthday cake and ice cream and pizza just like the very hungry caterpillar these last few days. Maybe she does need one nice green leaf to make her feel better.

When she said it again at dinner time, I chopped her up some lettuce and gave her a “nice green leaf” salad. She seemed to like it. Or at least the salad dressing anyway.