Monday, July 30, 2007

my baby is 4

Here's the birthday queen! Robin turned 4 yesterday. Yes, my 'baby' is now 4. Talk about a new page in life. I've never had a 'baby' who was 4. My other 2 each stopped being the 'baby' at
2 1/2 yrs. Wow.

We went with an 'under the sea' theme after seeing some cupcakes at Sam's Club with crabs, seahorses, etc on them. I found this idea online. I also made Mock Sushi. (I guess this link is for the 'how to' video. somehow they deleted the actual recipe. And of course, I forgot to take pics.) Very cute. And yummy too!

For some reason, Little Bird asked for an alarm clock for her birthday. Maybe because she is starting pre-school in a couple weeks? Not sure. But I figured I'd make her day by spending the $5. :o)

A little story about the child who was born on July 29th... When I was pregnant with my first child, I was 'confident' I would go late. My mom was always late, my grandma delivered twins 2 weeks late, blah, blah, blah. So, no surprise when Daughter #1 showed up 12 days late. Crazy enough, Daughter #2 was also 12 days late. Now with Robi-bird, being my 3rd child, I was just SURE that I would go on time, maybe even early I thought. (I also thought she was a boy) But even if she wasn't 'on time', I could not possibly go over 12 days late, right? Ha. This child was 1 day shy of being 3 weeks late! In case you're wondering what insane doctor let a woman go that long in this age - I had a great doc that I saw through the pregnancies and then delivered at home... all three girls. That to say, we tend to do things the old-fashioned, natural way in my circles.

So she arrived, finally, at 9 lbs. 2 oz. A beautiful, full head of dark hair, big baby. Some said she looked like an 'Indian' baby (like really from India). And with that weight, kept up the pattern of each of my children being one pound heavier than the last. THAT, my friends, is why we have 3 - not 4!

It was soon obvious that this child was blessed with passion. In her infancy, it was mamma's milk she was passionate about. I've never had such an aggressive nurser. 4 years later, her passion comes out in different ways (though she still likes to eat!). I don't want to damper that passion, just direct it towards Jesus and His ways. She is my free-spirited little bird - flitting where she may!


Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! Praising God with you for a healthy daughter! :)

jen at Conversations said...

I was 3 days shy of being 4 weeks late. My poor mom!

My oldest weighed 9.2 also, but he was a week early. When we found out the twins were coming, the doc said that he wasn't worried, I was made to carry large babies. (Not sure if that's a compliment) I carried them full term. They weighed 12 lbs together. If you hadn't stopped at 3 you could have had twins! Especially since your g-ma did.

reneegrace said...

beautiful... great job with the cake. I don't know if I have ever been over here, and probably won't much, unless you direct me, or I get nosy for another life to peek into :)

I here you with the grace for the kids... I am rereading that one as well! (I think it was you that first recommended it to me!)

Scott said...

Love the cake. We love fun cakes. And I hunted down the recipe for the Mock Sushi can't wait to make it!
('s the address for it at the Family Fun site for now.)