It’s today. Pipey’s big day. I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the 5th birthday as much as we have. It’s here! Let’s celebrate. I’ll be updating this blog throughout the day with piperisms. Be sure to tune it for the funnies!
8:12 a.m. Piper runs into our room to cuddle. She likes to wake up smooth.
8:22 a.m. “Piper, it’s your birthday!” I say.
“It is?” she asks.
“Yes! Happy birthday, baby!”
“Yep. You’re five. Happy birthday!”
“Are you sure?”
“How do you know?”
“Because I gave birth to you 5 years ago. I remember.”
“Mom, it’s my birthday. Stop being gross.”
“Happy birthday, Piper!”
“Wow,” Piper says. “I’ve been waiting so long to be 5 and a half!”
8:52 a.m. Piper orders her breakfast in bed. She invites Sissy, too. And Cousin Tay. What did she order? Oatmeal. With rainbow sprinkles and chocolate chips.
9:23 a.m. Still eating. Piper is now sporting a chocolate mustache. She says she’s going to wear it all day so she can snack whenever she wants. “You know why I’m so cute?” Piper asks. “If I wasn’t so cute, I’d get in a lot more trouble.”
10:08 a.m. Our neighbors will love us. Piper gets a new drum set:
12:15 p.m. Sunflowers for the Birthday Girl!
1:17 p.m. More drumming. More bongos. More dancing. More singing.
2:03 p.m. Starting to regret the drum set present. What was I thinking?
2:41 p.m. Mandatory nap time. Mine, anyway. Piper asks, “Can I put on a concert while you nap? I’ll be quiet. Promise!”
3:13 p.m. There is a band in our basement. They must have a big show coming up, thus the constant rehearsing.
3:47 p.m. “Mom, can we have basagna for dinner and then go out for frozen yogurt?” Absolutely. I’ll take sweating in a hot kitchen over steaming pots if I’m rewarded by a trip to the mall. They don’t have drum sets there, right?
5:15 p.m. Basagna baking. You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Lady Gaga solo on the drums. Just sayin’.
5:35 p.m. At dinner Piper complains, “I didn’t even get to name myself!”
“What should we have named you?” Dad asks.
“Stella,” Piper says. Of course.
6:32 p.m. Off to Build-A-Bear because a birthday girl has just got to build a bear.
8:32 p.m. Introducing the newest member of our stuffed menagerie: Stella.