Saturday, June 16, 2007

You say it's your birthday!

You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too--yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

The Beatles – The White Album
(I love that song! It’s like instant energy and mandatory here at Casa del Chaos whenever there’s a birthday. In fact, I’m listening to it right now…)

<actual age removed for purposes of homeland security> years ago today, on an exceptionally hot Sunday morning in June two-weeks before her due date*, my mother was floating around Lake Tapps on an inner tube when she realized she was in labor. I arrived just a couple of hours later, handily allowing my dad to celebrate Father’s Day that same day (and a whole year early too!).

Me and Mom

I’ve been going through old family photos lately since I’m preparing to scan everything into a digital format (note to self: must remember to get scanner). So I just happen to have some first year photos lying around that I thought I'd share. (ages are approximate since hardly any of the family photos are dated or labeled ::sigh::)

me at around 5-6 months

still around 6 months
(my mother was convinced a fat baby was a happy baby - look how happy I am!)

one year

Mom, Dad and me (at 6 months)
I think my parents are about 14 here (LOL - just kidding!)

I have to say I'm not quite sure what's up with the curlers. What was my mom thinking? She's at a family holiday party for heaven's sake. If that's not enough of an event to warrant taking the curlers out what is? (note to self: remember to tease mom mercilessly at next phone call).

*and sadly probably the last time I was ever early for anything.


Sheepish Annie said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love the pictures. I have several of myself at around the same age posing in front of that rug-like thing that we all had to lean on like little angels. The pictures of my mom are all of her in pin curls. Apparently she didn't use regular curlers...

Enjoy your day! Wear curlers just for the heck of it. Maybe pose in front of a bathmat or some other suitably fuzzy thing. Recreate the early days! Or not...maybe a nice piece of cake would be better. ;)

Jessica said...

Happy birthday.
Your photos are so cute. I would have recognized you from that second to last photo anywhere.
Will I see you at BSG?

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday!

I don't have any pix of my mom in curlers - she was always big on wearing them to bed. On her satin pillow.

Maybe your folks had a hot date later??

Kerry said...

You look exactly the same as you did at 6 months! Except you're smaller now.

Happy Birthday to You,
You live in a zoo.
With wool, silk, alpaca and an-go-ra, too!

janel said...

wow! June 14 - yarn harlot's birthday, June 15 - my birthday, June 16 - your birthday! I'm surrounded by greatness!

Happy Birthday from one birthday girl to another...

Barb said...

Happy Birthday! You were a cutie then, and you still are! I hope you have a terrific day.

Jacqui said...

What a happy baby- and cute too. Hope you have a magical day!

Spinny Bunt said...

Happy Birthday! Where's the obligatory sinkbath shot?

Romi said...

Happy happy birthday!!!

Sheila E said...

AHHHH! You were cute right from the get go!!
Your Mom is....beautiful and your Dad..a very handsome man!
I just love them all....and you too Dear Denise!
Happy, happy days!!

CarolineF said...

Bwaha! Happy birthday!

marti said...

happy belated! those are great pictures. thank you for sharing them!

Vallen said...

Curlers were so totally normal back in the day, as were pin curls. I can't believe people actually went out like that but they did. It looks kind of cute but not terribly sexy.

Joanne said...

I'm sorry I missed your big day! Happy Belated b-day! I loved all the baby pictures. I hope we get to visit in person next weekend, and I'll look for the grownup who was the beautiful happy baby!

LisaK said...

What a beautiful baby! The 1 yr picture looks like a porcelain doll I used to have. said...

Oh so cute! Happy belated birthday.

Naomi said...

OMG! I just love those pictures!!!

Happy Late Birthday!!!

vanessa said...

happy happy belated birthday!!!!!!
you doll baby :-)

Maia said...

Happy Birthday Denise!!!

I hope it was a great one.

Luppernoodle said...

K... let's see. Your mom is wearing pointy shoes in the Christmas photo and dad has a cool 60's shirt on... I'll take a gander and say you were born on
June 16th, 1964 or 1965?