12 Comments posted by Kristi on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 7:47 AM
So today is my birthday. I'm officially 30. I am not a "20-something." I no longer have at least an age bracket in common with Jake Gyllenhaal (but Jake, if you're reading this, you can still call me!). I may have need for a cane sooner rather than later. But that's...okay.
If you're a frequent visitor here, you know I've posted often in the last few weeks about some memorable experiences of my 20s. I took a class in London. Then I moved to London for five months. I went to graduate school, got married,
visited NYC umpteen times, and endured two years of infertility treatments and underwent IVF, which resulted, miraculously, in the baby I'm now carrying. And to top off the decade, I celebrated last weekend with family and friends at my surprise birthday party.
Are you still with me here?
So today instead of focusing on me and my birthday (because let's face it, ya'll are probably tired of hearing about the last decade of my life by now anyway), I want to hear about your best birthday memory. Was it a quiet celebration? A big bash? Was it 20+ years ago when you were a child or was it last year? Do dish!
And in case you're curious, the picture you see is me on the morning of my 4th birthday. My mom always used to make a humongous deal of both my sister's and my birthdays. She baked birthday cakes in the shape of dogs, bunnies, dolls...really, whatever was striking our fancies in that particular year, and then spend hours hand-decorating them with tiny piped frosting flowers. I was fond of Madame Alexander dolls for many years, which sound like something you'd see in the red-light district of Amsterdam or performing on stage in Vegas, but which were actually quite lovely and beautiful dolls, very unlike those seen in their current offering on their website, which look extremely "tarted-up" and scary. Pictured is one such doll. Apparently at four, I was still fond of the color pink.