Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy birthday to me (this is our 400th post)!

This birthday has been pretty low-key.  I wasn't really anticipating it, it doesn't feel like any kind of milestone, and it doesn't really feel like a birthday since HARPER IS DRIVING ME CRAZY AND WON'T TAKE A NAP.  But we did go to Santa Monica this morning to celebrate by getting some cupcakes.  Yum.  We had a groupon that I had purchased a few months ago so we got 6 cupcakes.  Since Tom isn't a big fan and I can't be a bad mother and let Harper eat a bunch of cupcakes, I guess I'm going to have to eat most of them.  Actually, what I meant to say is that I have already eaten most of them.  Oops.
Tom did take one of the junior mint cupcakes off my hands and Harper and I split the other junior mint and also the hostess-looking cupcake this morning.  This was her reaction when we realized that we weren't eating all 6 cupcakes:

 Full on tantrum.  Probably the worst tantrum she has ever thrown.

I didn't plan on making our 400th post on my birthday and it really just feels like I was making our 100th post.  I recently formatted our blog into books and had them printed for 2006-2008.  One book had our posts from 2006 & 2007 and the other from 2008.  The first book was a lot smaller than the second, so having kids has definitely increased our posting frequency.  I am hoping to do books for 2009 & 2010 this year, but for 2011 I am doing a daily photo project.  Basically I am taking a photo every day.  Mostly they are pictures of Harper and Jonah, but I am trying to focus on doing something interesting every day.  I feel like so many day pass without anything significant happening and they all blur together, so I am hoping that this will help me appreciate each day a little more.


Candice McWhorter said...

Happy BIRDIE!!! hey where'd you go to get your blog books compiled and stuff??

Jan said...

Happy birthday, Erica! It seems like just yesterday that you were Harper's size!

The cupcakes look really good.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your pictures!

Doris said...

So many days seem ordinary (nothing new, ho hum) and before you know it years pass by. I am glad you are looking for something every day. Wish I had!

ElderP said...

HB!! Your lucky I wasn't there I probably would've stolen your ding dong looking cupcake