kate5kiwis: babygirl's birthday


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Friday, June 15, 2007

babygirl's birthday

wowza, fourteen today… i love sharing our birthdays. i remember *that* day, fourteen years ago - the day after my birthday - waking at half past five and doing my polar bear sway thing, and sarah breaking traffic laws to get daddy and me to the hospital ten minutes before you made your sanguine appearance… no wonder i started having homebirths shortly after that… you were apparently a textbook delivery, i still had my lipstick on!! i was overwhelmed at the sight of our beautiful baby… a girl!!!!

it’s surprising how similar we are, you and i. once when you were eighteen months old, you got the giggles in our sunny little dining room at rosamund ave. i started laughing at the sound of your hilarious laughter, and then we all couldn’t stop: my giggle sounds exactly like yours!! we have the same hair and eyes, and the same way of viewing the world: optimistic and rather blonde, and of course we both have a chocolate addiction. our family photo albums record that your first decade was spent mostly in dress-up clothes, fairy wands, hair ups, zany movie lines, and total pinky cuteness. and now you're becoming a woman.

i love the way you dance and sing all day, you have a beautiful voice and a wonderfully expressive nature. you make our hearts sing. and you’re still The Princess: you totally have Daddy and all the brothers wrapped firmly around your little finger.

may all your wishes come true, today and every day.


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Happy birthday, Princess Kiwi! :) You and your mom look so much alike! It's sweet.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're gorgeous, the pair of you.

A very happy birthday to Princess Kiwi!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

*comes out of lurking*
Happy birthday to both of you :)

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Happy Birthday to your princess
you both very similar :)id love to have thick hair like you both seem to have

11:52 AM  
Blogger Abigail said...

wow happy birthdays to both of ya!! will have a pressie waiting for you when we come around.... can't wait to see both of you!!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely princess......you two are so alike! I remember those kindy mornings when E10 used to disappear with R14 and reappear in the most 'bootiful' dressups, she was so patient and gracious to our little princess, who still remembers those times with great pleasure :-)

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go R.

4:55 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

You are both so gorgeous! Happy Birthday, you two!

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday you gorgeous girl, we were thinking about ya! Hope you had a great day, Joshua and Jessica say Hi. Take Care, Nicky and the J's

11:12 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Pivec said...

Such pretty girls - both of you!! Hope you're having lovely, lovely birthdays!

10:30 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

thanks so much for all the gorgeousness here... we both had fab birthdays/weeks lol.
R14 *loved* her BIRTHDAY SLEEPOVER on friday night..
tons of girls, movies, marshmallows, squealing, fun, icecream and lollies, squealing, pizzas... did i mention the squealing???
the mummies/daddies rendezvous'd for espressos and cappuccinos in the morning *grin* X

9:42 AM  

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