June 24, 2007

Family Milestones

Seven years ago, I stood at the altar looking up the aisle towards the back of the church, feeling nervous and excited all at once. Suddenly, a vision of beauty appeared and took my breath away. Little did I know that this was, truly, just the beginning. At that moment I had no idea how much our relationship would grow and mature. I didn’t know how much better our relationship could be. I didn’t know that we would someday look at each other in wonder while watching our beautiful children play before us.

Seven years. Seven wonderful years. I love you honey. Thank you for marrying a guy like me.


And I can’t believe it’s been a week since the birthday party and I have yet to mention it. The party was a nice size. A few neighborhood friends joined Grandmother, Grandma, Grandpa and our niece Adelia.

We grilled some burgers and dogs, we downed a few sodas, we played in some bubbles and we sang happy birthday. Well, we kinda sang Happy Birthday. It seems Swee’Pea does not enjoy people singing that song to her. It’s a funny scene to be singing Happy Birthday and having the birthday girl screaming “No Happy Birthday!”

The day was exhausting but worth the effort. I’m not sure if we could have survived without the family members who all chipped in. Those of you reading this, you’re invited every year!

The stars of the show, besides Swee’Pea and TheMonk, were their individual birthday cakes. Mommy conceived the idea of doing personalized birthday cakes for Swee’Pea and TheMonk. Right now, Swee’Pea loves kitties. So, Mommy decided to do a Hello Kitty cake for her. TheMonk loves cars and trucks right now. So, Mommy decided to make TheMonk a car cake. I got to help by shaping both cakes to make them look like a kitty and a car. Mommy did the rest. The results were fantastic and Swee’Pea and TheMonk are still talking about their “kitty cake” and “car cake”.

So far, two years old has been really fun. A lot more time outs but a lot more talking and laughing too. Here’s to a great third year!

Beep Beep!

Hello, Kitty!


  1. Happy birthday(s)!

    My wife does the same thing. Why can’t I have ideas like these?

    Comment by Jared — June 25, 2007 @ 6:26 am

  2. great cakes!

    Comment by whit — June 25, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

  3. The cakes are great! Kudos to Andrea! However, I am taking the cheater’s way out (after making each of the kids’ cakes since they started having birthdays) and getting a “Cars” ice cream cake for Tad’s birthday this August. I have no desire to turn on my oven in the summer, unless I absolutely have to, and then it’s always in the dead of night.

    The image in my head of Swee’Pea crying about the birthday song is REALLY funny!

    And happy 7th anniversary, too. :)

    Comment by Deanna — June 25, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

  4. Happy Anniversary. There really are a lot of weddings in June…I think I’ve seen an anniversary post just about every day.

    Happy belated birthday to TheMonk and Swee’Pea too.

    Comment by Darren — June 26, 2007 @ 8:32 am

  5. those cakes are awesome!

    Comment by Franny — June 26, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

  6. Happy Birthday to the Kids! Great cakes Andrea! And
    Happy Anniversary to you two. Has it really been that long? Oh, and by the way….July 4th, my house. Except no one will be there but Russ and I, Stacie & Alec, Joe & Beth.

    Comment by Aunt Raina — June 27, 2007 @ 4:25 pm

  7. Congrats on the Anniversary! When I saw LA Mommy at the end of the aisle, the first thing that came out of my mouth was, “Hubba-hubba.”

    Happy 2nd b-day, too. Seriously, from 2 to 3 years old… the best year so far. Really, REALLY fun. From three on? Oy.

    Comment by L.A. Daddy — June 27, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

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