Friday, March 14, 2008

Almost Forty

Does thirty-nine ever get any respect as an age? I mean, really: it's the gateway to 40. You are now teetering on the edge of no longer being able to claim that you are in your thirties. There's a whole other decade on the other side of the next 365/366.

And it looks like a long way down.

Me: the early days.

On my 1st birthday.

Don't worry, it's not your eyes - the photos are blurry. My mom, she's not so good with the photographic equipment.
That's my older sister to the left and me on the right. I've no idea who the boy is. Perhaps one of my billion cousins?
A very new me. Not a flattering photo at all, but would you look at that doll?! I'm terrified just looking at it! And do I ever have a lot of hair!
Dawn shares her lollipop with me. She was a good big sister that way. Note naked baby doll in background. I think it's following me.
Mom makes the best cakes, even waaaaay back then. Notice how carefully she cut a slice for me that I am busy smashing into my own face? Excellent! Dawn looks ready to snag the remaining partly mashed piece from my plate, even though she's got a bigger piece on her own plate.

You know, she looks kinda like Logan there. Or rather, Logan looks rather like she does.
Bathing beauties. Maybe it's just me, but did wading pools used to be really small and then got bigger over time? This one is barely covering our ankles and it's not like we're giants or anything. Although these days I practically tower over Dawn with my extra 4 inches. Heh heh heh!

Yup, that's my mom. If anyone wonders where the looks come from in our family, well all point collectively at her. (Sorry dad!)

So let's see: thirty-nine years and what do I have to show for it?

One of these:
One of these:
One of these:
Oh and one of these, making all of the three previous items possible:
And a pair of these:

Add in a few thousand plants, dozens of friends and relatives and that may be as good as it gets.

Not too shabby.

If only there were cake!

And naps. Definitely would like a few more naps.

Happy birthday to meeee! Zzzzzz!

14 comments:

Yvonne Montgomery said...

Happy Birthday, Hatchet!! Hope you're feeling better. One of these days when I've stopped coughing, sneezing, drooling (things get much worse after you turn 60), I'll come visit Chez Hatchet. I've wanted to cuddle those babies & say hi to their older sister for months, maybe even talk to their parents. Unfortunately, my immune system went on vacation & left me here. I'm gonna visit the folks in NJ anyway, but while you can get away with giving germs to family, you have to behave yourself with others. Pffft! --Underemployed Nama

Red Flashlight said...

Happy Birthday, Lady Hatchet. Cake is coming soon - we'll just have to make it so. :)

alessa said...

whoops, another birthday I almost missed....

hope you are feeling better enough to enjoy it...

Mommy Daisy said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Missy said...

Happiest of birthdays! We almost share the same birthday. Mine is tomorrow! (I KNEW all the good people were born in March!) I will send nap thoughts your way.

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Hey Yvonne! We're actually getting together on Sunday if you feel up to coming over. You're always welcome.

Thanks Red!

Alessa: I postponed my party so I could have a few extra days to feel better. And the cleaning lady comes tomorrow. Bonus!

Thanks MD!

Thanks Missy! An Ides Baby, are ye now? Verrrrry interestin'! Happy birthday to you, too! What kind of cake are YOU having? I haven't decided yet.

pamsvulcan said...

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Pi Day! err... Birthday!
Wait... 18th Anniversary of your 21st Birthday!
Let's face it what difference does it make after you're old enough to join the adult conspiracy!
Long Live the Hatchet! Love ya!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Thanks Dawn!

Um...YOU could call, ya know.

ellen said...

Happy Birthday! Are you ready for a song. Ahem....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR HATCHET,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOOO YOOOUUUUU!!!!!!!

It's so nice to share a birthday month with you.

Valerie said...

na na na na na na....you say it's your birthday!

How did I miss this post yesterday? I dunno!

Happy Birthday you!

Scylla said...

You already got my song, but I will sing it again.
Ahem... la la la....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
YOU LIVE IN A ZOO!
YOU'RE A DARN SEXY MONKEY
AND I DEARLY LOVE YOU!!

Hava said...

Happy Birthday! I love the picture of you standing on the chair attacking the cake. Priceless. Well I hear twins screaming downstairs with Tadd. I guess I should go rescue him.....(I'd rather read more blogs, momma is burnt out)

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

what a fun post! happy birthday (belated now). loved the trip down memory lane. :)

Elaine A. said...

Great picture of you and your sis "wading" in the pool! I love it!

Happy Birthday and congrats on your beautiful family!

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