"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."
|King, at 6 months old, has finally decided to start wearing clothes on a semi-regular basis.|
|King's first breath.|
|King's first handshake with Daddy.|
|First time in Daddy's arms.|
|First nap time with Daddy!|
|This was the first picture I leaked of King to my family and friends.|
|First time in the garden!|
|First time napping with a dog! A vicious one at that! (No babies were harmed in the taking of this photo.)|
|King's first wave hello.|
|King's first Hollywood star.|
|King's first giggle. EVER.|
|King's first trip to Downtown L.A.|
|King's first time with both his aunts!|
|King's first magazine spread. Sort of.|
|First roller coaster. It blew his hair off.|
|King's first trip to an observatory.|
|First time at the beach!|
|King's first TV appearance (we were extras in a TV pilot).|
|King's first baseball game (Daddy's idea).|
|His first trip to Hawaii (Mommy's idea).|
|King's first wedding. He didn't cry one bit!|