Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Thanks to you, Opie

Thanks to you, I have a few (hundred) more stretchmarks.

Thanks to you, I have more than a passing acquaintance with sleep deprivation.

Thanks to you, I play with cars, trains, and planes. Thanks to you, I read about diggers and scoopers and loaders and dumpers.

Thanks to you, I hear a small voice say "heckicopper" and "hodsipal" and "ki'gaahden" and "I do by SELF," and tell stories about "biiihd in wadder. Catch fish! Beak! Fiiiiiiie away."

Thanks to you, my daughter has the honor of being a big sister.

Thanks to you, I've learned how much stronger a mother's love can become.

planes and trains Happy 2nd birthday. May you soar above the clouds, wherever life takes you.

19 comments:

binkytown said...

Happy Birthday Opie! We have to get these two together! (We have the same train table and for a second I thought that was my little guy..)

Lady M said...

Oh baby! Happy Birthday to Opie. We will come play heckicopters sometime too.

Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to your little boy!!

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday, Opie!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful little boy.

Nancy said...

Happy, happy birthday to Opie!

Tree said...

I am tearing up. What a lovely tribute to both your son & your daughter.

Happy Cupcake, Opie!
(as my son would say)

Elizabeth said...

He has the face of an angel! Happy Birthday, Opie!

bubandpie said...

It's so true - helicopter has to be the best toddler word out there. (For Bub it was "ocker-docker," and then "hamendocker," and now "hamendoctor.")

mothergoosemouse said...

Ohhhhh...sniff. I can hardly wait to hear him talk (and see him do a hundred new and wonderful things too). Happy birthday Opie!!

Mrs. Chicky said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday, Opie!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

What a cutie! Happy 2nd!

jen said...

oh, happy birthday perfect little man.

and to you, too.

movin'mom said...

So jo got the high five and Opie gets the peace sign.
Happy 2nd birthday!

I bet you guys have cake coming out of your ears right now!!!!

Bon said...

a (late again) happy birthday to Opie.

it must indeed be a damn good season for cake around your house!

L.A. Daddy said...

Happy B-day, Opie (my nickname, too, as a redheaded kid growing up!)

You're a year behind LA Toddler - her big day is Sunday!

Good luck and don't drive your mom crazy like I did mine! Mine is 82 years old but she looks 120 thanks to me...

mamatulip said...

Happy Birthday Opie!

Mrs. Wheezer said...

Happy birthday Opie! You are quite the cutie pie!

BlondeMom said...

Happy belated birthday little man!