January 26, 2011

Today Is Brought To You by the Number TWO!

My niece, the Great Flambina turned two today.




Gah! I'm trying to figure out how this happened as I remember her being born in what feels like yesterday. Now my sister is due with Baby #2 in April. There will be two babies.

I'm stoked!

It is not really possible to convey here how much we love this little girl. She is sweet and yummy and my boys adore her. They carry her around like she is theirs... an extra three sets of hands to help. Ringo and T will throw her on their hip and go about their business like they always have a baby on their hip. Bones... will actually play with her, like an equal. He gets down to HER level and he will play with her FOR HOURS. It is a gift he has... this ability to relate to people on all levels.

She's saying little words in her sing song voice. She is particular about clothes... she loves clothes. She loves her little purse. She hates to get her hands dirty. She LOVES LOVES LOVES monkeys. Her first word was balloon.

We love her so.

I sent Mo a note today asking for her to pick a picture for me to post. She sent me five... and I'm posting them all.

And so I say to The Great Flambina, on her second birthday, "Happy Birthday sweet baby girl. Should all the children be so blessed to be as loved as you are… for if they were, I suspect the problems of this world would be so very different… We love you so.”

Note all the stuffed animals she shoved around the horse. She has this thing about having to have ALL her stuff. She reminds me of that scene from The Jerk with Steve Martin.
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There is something about this picture where I see.... my Mom.
Pookie on blue horse.jpg

Mo is a HUGE FSU fan. Here is Pookie doing the Seminole Chop... or rather, her rendition.
Pookie tomahawk.jpg

I don't know where she is here, but this had to be fun!
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And lastly... this is my favorite. She looks so smoochy. This is her nap blanket. She loves to cuddle on the couch with this big white fluffy soft blanket.
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Happy Birthday!

You know what slays me? The baby will be born in April... and Pookie will never remember when she was the only child. WE will all remember it... but sh never will.

OH! And when I was her age? My grandmother was FORTY-TWO. I'm OLDER than my grandmother was when I was Pookies age! Gah!

Posted by Boudicca at January 26, 2011 10:13 PM

Happy birthday, baby girl. If you are into long engagements I have about five grandsons that are about the right age for when you all get out of school!

Well, I have nine grandsons (so far) and I don't know if we're ever going to get them married off. So, I'm working on it already.

Posted by: Peter at January 27, 2011 02:01 AM

Very smuchie! They are so cute at this age!

Posted by: vwbug at January 27, 2011 06:34 AM

It is hard to look at that face and not fall in love. I still treasure the half hour I got to sit with my hand on Mo's belly a couple of months before The Great Flambina was born. She's such a precious gem, and she gets more lovely each time I see her.

Posted by: Erica at January 27, 2011 07:18 AM

... she is adorable!..... look at that round, smiling face!.... happy birthday, little girl!....

Posted by: Eric at January 27, 2011 07:42 AM

She is most certainly adorable and I'm certain the birthday girl is having a most excellent day!

Oh and of course Bones loves to play with her... how many people can take his energy levels for long periods of time? The Great Flambina is at the very best age of all - they never get tired of things going on around them. It's a perfect match - she wants to be entertained and Bones is happy to do the entertaining... couldn't be better.

Posted by: Teresa at January 27, 2011 12:44 PM

Not remember? Ha! She's two for goodness sake.

My brother is 15 months older than me and he definitely remembers being the only child.

Posted by: The Thomas at January 28, 2011 12:32 AM

What a sweetie! Spoil her while you can :D. That fascination with purses will probably never disappear. You should see my daughter's "collection"!

Posted by: PeggyU at January 28, 2011 03:34 AM