Tuesday, December 07, 2010


Four years ago I blogged in the middle of the night. After polishing my toenails.
While in hard labor.
But I knew it was only a 5 minute drive to the hospital so I waited as long as possible before leaving.

And then a few hours later, The Baby was born. It was my easiest delivery.
No drugs. Very little pain. Easy peasy.

He, however, has not been easy peasy at all. Many of you have followed this blog for a long time and know of his Bad Baby reputation.

Have you ever heard that saying that goes: "I want to be the type of person that when my feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says 'Oh dang! She's up'"?
That's what I think every morning when I hear The Baby's feet patter across our hardwood floors.

"Oh dang. Already?! I'm not sure I'm ready for it!"
I love him so much. But I'm old and tired and he's... well, he's kind of bad.
In a good sort of way.

Tons of energy. Tons of spunk. Tons of attitude.
He's super into John Deere tractors right now. The Man made the birthday cake, complete with the green "grass" and combine on top.

He got a new Mickey Mouse tent and has been sleeping in it every night now.
But he still ends up in my bed at some point in the middle of the night.
Because he's naughty.
In a good sort of way.

Bad Baby is growing up. Turning very shy. Still loves to make messes.
Has a vivid imagination. Stubborn as a brick wall. Is a miniature version of his daddy. Steals my coffee every day. Eats way too much candy.
Knows how to work those big brown eyes to his advantage.
Gives the best hugs ever.

And he's four.


Jaime said...

Four?! When did this happen??? I know you JUST blogged about his turning 3...wow, time has just zoomed!

Happy Birthday to the little guy! The bad, but in a good way, baby. :)

Rachel said...

What a sweet and funny post! Happy 4th bad baby! He is so darn cute. I would let him steal my coffee, too! :)

Love the Decor! said...

Oh and they are very beautiful brown eyes at that!!
Happy Birthday sweet baby boy!!

A Family of Love said...

Happy Birthday to The Bad Baby but in a good way!!!!! Looking like he had a fun birthday! My son would love the cake. He loves combines.

Casey said...

Happy Birthday "Bad Baby"!

The cake looks adorable! The Man did a great job.

Erica said...

awwwwwwww happy birthday buddy!!!

LuLu said...

ahhh happy birthday to your son :)

Unknown said...

Happy birthday to the little guy! and what a super cake!

kraftykash said...

How sweet, hes already 4. He really is growing up! Can't really call him baby anymore, can we? How about punkirino? Thats what we called Mr15 when he was growing up. :)

Chad and Jody said...

And he's adorable.

Melinda said...

How do you resist that cute little face?
Looks like he had a wonderful day.


Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Love that cake--good job, Man! Happy Birthday to the Bad Baby!

BARBIE said...

What a cutie!

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