Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Send Money. Thanks.

I called my parents yesterday to let them know it was King's 6 month birthday.

"Send money. Thanks," I said to my dad.

"Um, just curious...is it customary for people to celebrate birthdays every month?" he asked over the phone.

I guess I'm under the impression I have to celebrate a baby's birthday like I would for anniversaries in a new relationship: Every month until we hit the one-year mark.

Maybe I am somewhat bewildered, perhaps even a little proud, that Patrick and I have somehow managed to keep a baby alive for 6 months.

Or maybe I'm just a bored housewife with too much time on her hands.  *blink blink*

And then I called my mom. "Send money. Thanks," I repeated to her.

"How are you guys celebrating?" my mom wondered.

"I bought some Ben & Jerry's for Patrick and me."

"I'm sure King appreciates it. Just make sure you take a picture of him today to document his milestones," my mom reminded me.

Well, Mom, no need to worry. Have I taken pictures! Here's a photo essay of some of King's memorable "firsts."

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King, at 6 months old, has finally decided to start wearing clothes on a semi-regular basis.

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King's first breath.
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King's first handshake with Daddy.

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First time in Daddy's arms.

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First bath!

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First nap time with Daddy!

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This was the first picture I leaked of King to my family and friends.

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First time in the garden!

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First time napping with a dog! A vicious one at that! (No babies were harmed in the taking of this photo.)

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King's first wave hello.

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King's first Hollywood star.

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King's first giggle. EVER.

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King's first trip to Downtown L.A.

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King's first time with both his aunts!

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King's first magazine spread. Sort of.

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First roller coaster. It blew his hair off.


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King's first trip to an observatory.

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First time at the beach!

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King's first TV appearance (we were extras in a TV pilot).

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King's first baseball game (Daddy's idea).

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His first trip to Hawaii (Mommy's idea).

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King's first wedding. He didn't cry one bit!

Happy Wednesday!

35 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!! Happy Birthday Little King. We celebrate half birthdays at our house. Life is too short not to celebrate. I love all of these moments! I really, really, really miss having a baby around.

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  2. i am more in love with him than ever. xoxo x 100

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  3. King is such a cutie! :D I love looking at all of your photos!

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  4. The first giggle is SO CUTE!!! :) cuuute! your pictures are so beautiful. did you take all these photos? they're amazing

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  5. Great pictures! Is King his real first name? If so, I love it!

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  6. Precious!!!!! So Kind is already an actor and a fearless model :) hihi Happy 6th and many, many, many more to come along. Of course it's ok to document an celebrate his every month :)

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  7. I could just drown in those big round eyes of his... ugh.

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  8. @smarla - yes i took most of these pictures. except for the new born shots. i was too drugged up to function so my sister took them!

    @leah - king is what we call my baby even though it is his middle name on his birth certificate. i wanted it to be his first name but Patrick and i made a last minute switch since we were afraid people would make fun of him growing up. glad you like it!!

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  9. I love all these "firsts". please keep them coming. :)

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  10. These pictures are amazing. Congrats on having such a beautiful child. I especially love the first trip to Hawaii picture. Gorgeous!

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  11. these are so beautiful. thanks for the sweet comments on my blog - i'm based in northern virginia. i continue to love your open honest writing style and your beautiful photos. :)

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  12. The entire first year of my kids' lives, I celebrated their birthday pretty much every week, astounded that I managed to keep them alive for yet another seven days.

    Celebrate it all!

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  13. Your son looks like he will grow up to be a star! This is so special that you've captured every moment of his first six months. Many of us would wish we had this kind of documentation.

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  14. happy birthday to your sweet little king! um, aka: happy ben and jerrys day to you and patrick! :) love the photo essay, too. he's gorgeous as is your talent! :)

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  15. happy 6 months baby king! we celebrate month birthdays too :). he is precious beyond words! xoxo

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  16. Left you an award in my blog :)

    you take really great shots, so does your sister :D

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  17. Missy, you are a shining example of taking life in stride and making the best out of each and every situation. 6 months do go by so fast. Thank you for all the inspiration you've provided me with!

    -L.K.

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  18. what a cutie! Hally half-birthday

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  19. He's such a cutie! I love the picture of his first giggle! :)

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  20. Oh my this post made me smile!Happy birthday King. You've got something going there!

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  21. What a beautiful baby! :)

    Your pictures reminded me of how much I love (and dearly miss) California.

    I'll definitely be back.

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