Tuesday, October 28, 2008

the event, documented

several days prior: have Rachel bake a pie; make Selma beg her for some.
the birth-day - - it's been one year!:
in wee morning hours: spend a few minutes daydreaming about the day Selma was born - - remembering the way she came out with just two little pushes ("not even any crazy pushing faces", Joshua told me); amazing at how much we loved her from the very beginning . . .
that afternoon:
go to the toy store to pick out a gift; do other fun things while we're at it
find the thirty minute time slot in the afternoon when every one is home and awake; stick a candle (one, of course!) in the last piece of apple pie, and sing a happy birthday song!
then go to bed. The day after, have Selma play hard with the the sweet-awesome gifts that she scored from all the people wanting to celebrate her.

8 comments:

Debbie said...

Happy birthday, Selma! :-)

GreenEggsandSam said...

happy birthday selma!!!!
nice recap too!

Gabrielle said...

I jsut can't keep up! I have a bag of stuff to send, but hmmm...probably won't be there til christmas! Give her a really good squishy hug and kiss for me! (Poor #3's, they don't even get a cake...:()

jwsconsulting said...

I remember the cake I made for Josu. A 5" layered cake. Just the right size for him. It had frosting, fresh fruit on top and of course a candle. HE CRIED! Oh, well we enjoyed the cake. Maybe he would of been happier with a pie, especially since that is the Smith tradition for birthdays!
Happy Birthday Selma!!!

Love,

Grandma and Grandpa

jwsconsulting said...

I remember the cake I made for Josu. A 5" layered cake. Just the right size for him. It had frosting, fresh fruit on top and of course a candle. HE CRIED! Oh, well we enjoyed the cake. Maybe he would of been happier with a pie, especially since that is the Smith tradition for birthdays!
Happy Birthday Selma!!!

Love,

Grandma and Grandpa

Stefanie Hartung said...

Naomi, you definitely are the queen of blogging. i love your blog and alwasy look forward to reading it. Happy Birthday, Selma! How are you guys, we miss you and look forward to seeing you again.

stef

Stefanie Hartung said...

oh yes, we do pies for birthdays, too, pies rule, what can i say.

naomi said...

Selma says "thanks for the birthday wishes" (yep, she said it just like that - - in English AND Spanish!)