Monday, August 07, 2006

Five Years Ago Today

Today is my Boo Boo's 5th birthday! He alternates between the boot scootin Texas cowboy look, super ninja, and Batman(minus the weird cod piece). Such a multi-faceted personality even at a young age.

A few things I've learned. Boo is Japanese slang for "fart", so essentially, if calling for my child by his nickname, it translates into, "Fart Fart". We must never relocate to Japan.

Everytime he hears the song, "Nephi's Courage", he gets all excited because his middle name is Nephi. Boo Boo always exclaims, "NEE PIE! That's ME"! That's the point where I fill in, "That's right. Now go and do the things the Lord commands, and quit terrorizing your sisters".

Boo Boo was born in our less than sterilized home, right in our very own bed. Sometimes, it feels a little weird to think about the fact that I'm sleeping on the exact spot where a new human being emerged into the World. He's the only one of our three homebirths the midwives actually got here in time to help with. Hooray for long drawn out excruciating labors!

I'm making him a cake shaped like a Lego block today. That's mainly because I'm pastry impaired and cake decorating with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, or Scooby Doo seems way out of my league. Do you see that list of characters? Whoa, deja vu! It really is yesterday once more. As my girls clamor for Hello Kitty, Strawberry Shortcake, Cabbage Patch Kids, and My Little Pony merchandise, I feel like we're redoing the 80's all over again. Just with a much higher cost of living index, a very different Michael Jackson/Miami Vice/Dukes Of Hazard, and no parachute pants and Members Only jackets anywhere in sight.

Happy Birthday Boo!


mullet said...

happy birthday boo boo!

jams o donnell said...

I hope boo boo has a great birthday!

Moi said...

Happy Birthday Boo Boo! We wanna see pictures of the cake!

Elizabeth-W said...

Happy Birthday!!! My favorite part--Go and do the things the Lord commands!
I love your homebirth stories! One of these days you're going to have to give me an outline of how to explain this sort of process to my girls who are under the impression that all babies are born via being cut out of the mother's tummy. "A baby comes out your WHAT??!!"

the flying monkeys said... beautiful lady, I have no memories of parachute pants but can send you parachute hat. .

and happy birthday to your beautiful Boo Boo, hope he has a wonderful day...pity I can't have a taste of that lovely Lego block shaped cake

wendela said...

A Super Happy Birthday to Boo-Boo!
(And, elastic, thanks for the "yesterday once more". Now I can't get that awful Carpenter's song outta my head.) Cake pics! We want cake pics!

Mimo said...

Happy Birthday Boo Boo!
I want to see the cake too!
Mmmmmm .... caaaake....

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Fine, you caught me. I flaked out and just made Boo Boo a chocolate cake layered with strawberries, cream, and chocolate drizzle.

This is what I was going for though. LEGO CAKE
It's easy to do, the round parts are just frosted cupcakes. That's why I didn't make the Lego cake, ummmm we kind of like ate the cupcakes before I could use them. We're pigs but it was a joyous celebration so that excuses our gluttony a bit.

Thank you all for your kind wishes. Sometime, I'd like to see about printing some of these entries out for posterity.

Syar said...

happy birthday boo boo. I hope you grow up to be way cooler than your average bear!