So Lucy turned one. Did you know that?
I wasn’t sure if I made that clear enough.
Her birthday was on Friday, but ‘twas not a good day.
We found out she had a virus at her 12-month well baby visit. Boo. The upside is that she didn’t have to get any shots. The downside was that she was miserable.
birthday [Trader Joe’s dairy-free, all natural] cookies
She actually spent the majority of her day doing this …
…but she had a couple of hours of awake time, and that was spent playing, grilling out hamburgers for her birthday meal and loooots of snuggling with momma.
Oh hey … that’s how she spent her first day in our lives, too!! Fancy that!
It’s funny. I think the me with only one kid … or maybe it was just the old me … or maybe a little of both … would have been so. upset. that the day didn’t go as planned, and that I didn’t get to dress her up in anything new and we didn’t get to go out and eat and she didn’t get to eat a cupcake and have a whole cupcake smashing session … and … AND. But the me with two kids … or the more relaxed me just shrugged and said, “Meh. She’ll never remember this day, and being sick only makes us remember it more.”
I also didn’t have my Canon camera, which was kind of heart-breaking, but not enough to make me lose my mind. I mean, THAT same scenario would have brought me to my knees 5 years ago. But it is still stuck in the shop, and it is what it is. Of course, I was sad and bummed and tweeted about it and facebooked about it and almost paid $75 to rent a Canon body. But I have held onto my old Olympus DSLR for just these moments, so I figured I’d just use what I got.
And while I had to get used to it, I actually was able to get more out of it than I used to. [I shot in AF mode when I used it years ago, so switching it over to manual got a little more oomph out of it. It’s not a half-bad camera, actually! But don’t tell Ken I said that. Heh. I mean, it definitely has its downsides after using my Canon - so slooooow and grainy and slow - but grain is in these days! And I had an extra camera handy. So, really ... first world problems here, people.]
Anyway, I just can’t say enough wonderful things about how sweet she is, even when she doesn’t feel well. She loooooves her momma, and in spite of the sickies, we had a great day together.
While the day didn’t go exactly as I had imagined it would in my head, it was memorable. And two days later, she’s feeling much better and almost back to normal.