Party Like A Two Year Old

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.

Some highlights:

- 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:

- The cake on Cordy:

- 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.

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  1. Happy Birthday!!! Cordelia.
    McKenna and I read your blog all the time. Great Cake!! Did your Mommy make it or did it get bought??All the best .Michelle And McKenna
    P.S. Happy to hear that your going to be a big sister!!!

  2. Dear God, your Aunt kills me. I Seriously get excited when you guys have birthdays or holidays.

    Good times. GOOOOD Times.

  3. >>we amateurs are apparently harsh on her delicate ear drums

    Ha, just yesterday I was fast forwarding through “Celebrity Duets” (moment of shame while I admit this), and saw the group number where all the celebrities sing a number together. I thought to myself, “Wow, they can sound ok on their own, but together they sound like a bunch of random people at a birthday party!”

    Re: your last post – Dr. Luci sounds terrific!

  4. Dear lord, Aunt Dot. Do you ONLY shop at the 85 percent off shelf?

  5. Mommy off the Record says:

    Your dad’s comment was hilarious. That is totally something my dad would have said too. When I told him we were trying for #2, he looked at me like I was insane.

    Anyway, happy birthday to Cordy. She’s getting to be such a big girl!

  6. I think Aunt Dot has been stuck in the water tower a wee bit too long.
    Once again, Happy Birthday Cordy!!!

  7. Aunt Dot sounds like a treat. At least she provides a little bit of entertainment with her creative gifts..

    When I told my parents we were having our third baby, my dad responded “Why, you’ve already two demons, do you really need another?”

    Ya, I love you too, daddy.

  8. I imagine Aunt Dot would fit into my husband’s family perfectly. I would like to teach a course called Gift Giving 101.

    That cake is awesome!

  9. Glad to hear Cordy had a wonderful birthday party! How tired were you after it was all done? Isn’t that exhausting?

  10. I laughed at loud at your dad’s comment. I remember telling my dad that he was going to be a grandfather and his reaction was, “why? Who’s pregnant?” Yeah, like Nate and I made a special date to go over to his place and announce my sister-in-law’s pregnancy. Sigh.

    Happy bday Cordy. You have a hell of a gift coming in a few months!

  11. Congrats on your new sibling-to-be!

  12. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Glad she had a good time. The purple easter…

  13. LOL, my grandmother used to give gifts like that – the ones that make you go, huh? I know it;s the thought that counts but come on some of the stuff we couldn’t even figure out what it was. My Dad go this HUGE bright green scrub brush one year.

  14. Happy Easter? *giggle*

    And your Dad’s response? HILARIOUS.

  15. The Flip Flop Mamma! says:

    A happy Easter bunny in September? Interesting.

    Your dad’s reaction…..priceless!!!

    ok, my comment is basicallly the same as the one above!! Oh well, I’m publishing it anyway!!!

  16. We all have an aunt dot, don’t we?
    Boy, those 2-year old know how to par-tay! Looks like a great time was had by all.

  17. Happy Birfday sweetie! Looks like you got spoiled rotten – which is totally how it should be!

    Oh and Christina…your Dad? Niiiiice. :P

  18. What a fantastic party!! Happy birthday to Cordy. I absolutely love what Aaron’s friend said to him about the actor fathering a critic – that’s classic.

    But dude – your dad. Smack him around for me. Anytime anyone TELLS you they’re pregnant, the first word out of your mouth ought to be CONGRATULATIONS!

  19. Happy Birthday Cordelia!!

    My mom and I got in a fight when I told her I was pregnant for the 2nd time. My mom has issues.

  20. That is too funny about the bunny.

    Love the cake! My kids are starting to watch the wee-hulls at daycare. They come home talking about the wee-hulls this and the wee-hulls that.

    What is my life coming to??

  21. Suebob – Yes, she ONLY shops on the 85 percent off shelf. Before the old department store Lazarus was purchased by Macy’s, she’d take the bus downtown to the original Lazarus store and hit their clearance section. Nothing like 95% off items!

    And yeah, my dad is a real ass. There will be plenty more about him in the days to come, I’m sure.

  22. Happy birthday Cordy. I always love reading about your family get-togethers, I always get a kick out of your Aunts gifts.

    Congrats on your pregnancy, I’m starting to get the second baby “itch” myself.

  23. I think that it is hysterical that Cordy will not tolerate amateur singing. I’ll bet she’d feel a pea if you stuck it under her mattress, too.

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