Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Happy Birthday ShannonSo today Shannon turns another year year more beautiful and wise. I wanted to get up at 5:30 to have a couple surprises ready for her but that turned into 6:30 or 6:45 (can't remember now). Anyway, I dashed downstairs when I woke up and furiously put her two birthday cards together... I hated the fact I had to rush (meant I didn't plan ahead very well) but I put her birthday card from me together. That means I underlined a bunch of words in the default birthday for wife poem and put a snappy new 10 dollar bill in the card and licked the envelope... ewwww, worse than morning breath. Then I forged Shannon's birthday card from Piper (shhhhh, don't tell Shannon). Piper could only afford to give Shannon 1 dollar but it's the thought that counts anyway. Then I sealed Piper's card and started on breakfast.
Shannon's birthday breakfast consisted of 1 blueberry muffin from BJ's (Piper got one too even though it wasn't her birthday) and a glass of orange juice. Then I made Piper's morning milk and figured out a way to carry all of this upstairs and didn't drop anything until I got to the top of the stairs. That's where I was greeted by Piper crying on the floor in front of her sister's room (I have no idea how Finley slept through that fiasco). I managed to get Piper off the floor and showed her the blueberry muffin and after 5 minutes or so she calmed down and Shannon got Piper's bday card and the 54oz Hershey's Mint Chocolate Bar. Then my card for Shannon was next with my 54oz Hershey's milk chocolate bar.
So it was a pretty good morning, sans Piper's crying. Piper and I did a few little vinette's for Shannon that included an impersonation of the flying Frogdini's and saying houpla a lot. We also sang happy birthday to Shannon at least 5 times and to Piper at least 3 so everyone know's today is mama's birthday.
I couldn't have picked a better soul mate if I was given my pick of anyone in the world. Just ask Shannon, she'll tell you I tried to date every female in the world but it's lies I tell you, all lies :) Shannon gets me like noone else, she laughs at my corny jokes. She's wise beyond her years. She's an incredible mother, she knows when to be firm with Piper and she knows when to let some things slip... I still don't know how she does it. She's a living, breathing dream to me and I'm realizing more and more every day how blessed I am. Just look at the girls she's blessed me with.
Honey, I love you and hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Help me wish Shannon a happy birthday by commenting on her blog or getting something off of her registry... either of those really mean a lot to her.
By Jason Dowdell at 12:39 PM | Comments (1)