Wednesday, January 06, 2010

shout hooray


 my first-born child, the beautiful boy that made me a mother, the little person that forever changed my life, turned four yesterday. as you may know, three-year-olds talk about their birthdays for 364 days of the year, so i had some anxiety about how the day would go.

luckily, we met a darling family at church on sunday who have boys the exact same age as milo and pearl. i was beyond glad to see them. and they're just starting school too. (and if you want to read a blog with good detail on school and the island and all that, go there. she is good! i am not.) they live at a hotel, so janae was very kind and let us come over to swim and play with their toys. i had to take a taxi with just the kids to get there and it may have been scary and pearl may have screamed the whole time and milo may have insisted on sitting in the back by himself, but we made it. and we ate pizza at the marriott, which is like disneyland. and milo had a fabulous birthday. i think as long as star wars legos were involved, he was going to be fine.




if you ever need to wrap gifts and you have just moved to a tropical island without an inch of wrapping paper to your name, use aluminum foil.

and to those of you worried about my mental sanity, we have had a couple of really good days! and i was able to buy windex and cheerios today! so worry no more.

19 comments:

Eliza said...

so delightful! happy birthday, milo.

Sarah said...

ok, LOVE the birthday sign! Did you make those ahead of time or is your printer up and running on the island?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MILO! yay for parties with new friends! and legos!

does the marriott care that you are pool crashing? i'm so glad you got to enjoy a piece of heaven in your piece-of-heaven island.

Anonymous said...

i was wondering about his bday. so glad it was great! and so glad you've had good days.

d

Natalie said...

abby please tell me more about that birthday banner. Glad that things are feeling more 'normal?' much love and continued wishes for many more good times on your little island!

communikate. said...

that banner is darling. you made it right? impressed

so glad to hear you made a friend {with sweet hook ups to boot!!}

Emily said...

Seriously, you just busted out that sign out of nothing?

Tara said...

I agree with everyone else - the banner is killer. Love it! How has the move been? I hope things settle soon and that you guys LOVE your time down there!

amyegodfrey said...

That banner is amazing! Don't tell me you packed it. I'm glad Milo had such a good birthday. I'm resting easier now that you know people and have friends.

Kevin and Ciara Slider said...

hello sharps! i can't believe that you guys are gone! it seems like just yesterday that we were with you up at jamies parents! i'm soo happy that it all worked out for you guys! happy birthday to milo! we are defenitley making a visit out there to see you! we love you soo much and miss you already! xoxo kevin and ciara!

Joanie said...

Happy Birthday Milo! Hope you all are well and adjusting to your new adventure. Love you!

abby said...

the banner i made this summer for jamie's birthday. and i actually copied it completely from a picture i saw on tumblr. and jamie was the one who packed it!

milo thanks you for the birthday wishes!

ashley said...

It makes me so happy that Jamie packed that. You are always so creative!

We are already talking about coming to visit you. We will visit you. Now I just need to find a job so that we are making enough money to have some extra for tickets, etc.! It's only a three hour plane ride from NYC! (right?)

Elena said...

Happy Birthday, Milo!
I am glad to hear you are having good days. thank you for keeping us updated on your journey!

Janae said...

I love your sign, so awesome. It's going to come in handy down here, that's for sure. I'm so glad you came down that day, even if Bouncer stood you up. I haven't ventured out like that on my own yet, you are my hero!

Becky said...

Yhea for new friends, resourceful mothers, windex and cheerios!
Happy Birthday Milo! Four's gonna be a special year :)

Kent Kate & Afton said...

I think I might have to copy that sign. It is darling. I can't believe Milo is 4. I swear I only see you every year or two.

angela hardison said...

had to chime in to say: cutest birthday sign ever.

cara. said...

you are so popular. (:

i love the wall decor. your kids are the cutest.

lehi + sasha said...

i'd have to agree with angela.
and i will say this again, CUTEST BIRTHDAY SIGN EVER.