The party for Cordy was a big success today. She was a little overwhelmed by all of the people here, but not so much that she didn’t have fun.
We also chose today to let everyone else know about the new pregnancy. All of our friends already knew, but some of our family members didn’t know yet.
As expected, Cordy got upset when we sang Happy Birthday to her. Let me explain: she hates it when people sing around her. She loves music, she loves to listen to professionals sing, but we amateurs are apparently harsh on her delicate ear drums. As a friend told Aaron today, “It would seem the actor has fathered a critic.” Indeed.
- One of Cordy’s favorite new toys: a wooden puzzle of her name.
- Most dramatic reaction of the day:
Me: So yeah, our other big news today – I’m pregnant!
My father: (in all seriousness, without missing a beat) Oh, no!
Me: Uh, it was planned. We’re happy about it.
My father: Uh, I mean, that’s great.
- The really awesome Wiggles cake:
- Worst gift of the day: it should come as no surprise to those who are long-time readers of my blog that the worst gift was given by Aunt Dot. Today’s gift hall of shame inductee is the purple bunny.
When we unwrapped it, I thought it was a cute bunny. Then Aunt Dot specifically asked me to squeeze it. When I did, it made some munching noises, and then it said, “Happy Easter!” I just sat there, stunned. It actually said Happy Easter. Suddenly I felt like I was in the land of misfit toys, and I needed to swap this bunny for the snowman who says “Hap-py birthday!”
There were lots of other cool gifts, though, and it was really nice to see so many friends and family. Cordy was so tired after the party that she took a three hour nap. Maybe she’ll sleep in tomorrow, too.