7.29.2009

Zzzzzzzzzzzz! Or The post NOT about BlogHer'09

So while everyone else was at BlogHer (mother f-er, I'm still jealous and all green with envy (be damned, you Cardinal sins you!)), I had a busy weekend. I'm still pretty worn out, although I will admit it isn't because I went to some badass parties, licked anyone's boobs, or broke a coffee table (don't ask; actually, I'm not sure I really understand myself). So...yeah.

Friday was my girl's birthday. We bought her a Nintendo DS, and omg, you would have thought we bought her a pony (on the Christmas list). She jumped up and down, said "Yessssssssssssss!" and every picture I took of her opening the present is a total blur. She moves NON-FREAKIN'-STOP, but throw in a coveted present and you can bet we won't catch her sitting still.
Anyway, then she picked her favorite burger place for dinner, and had one of her friends spend the night.
What exactly was I thinking when I agreed to a 4 year old sleepover?? Damn. Actually, they were very good. Giggly, silly, not toooooo hyper...but didn't fall asleep until well after midnight.
And? They were up at 7am, bossing me and asking me all sorts of questions. It is too early for questions, damn it.
Saturday, she went to a birthday party while I went to a baby shower. When I got back, I made her a strawberry cake with homemade strawberry cream cheese icing. Biddy made up the icing recipe all by herself at the spur of the moment (It was delish!!).
Then she (my girl, not Biddy) refused to nap before her family party. I think I may have needed the nap a tad more than she did. Anyway, then both sets of grandparents came over, along with Aunt Angel & Monkey Matt. We had pizza, cake, and presents. She got a new bike, which someone (not naming names, mother fucka) let her ride around in the house, some kick-ass, light-up Sketchers that she really wants me to let her wear now (they are 1/2 a size too big, on purpose, so she can wear them in the fall), and a boy baby that she really wanted. Oh, and Where the Wild Things Are. (She got other things, but my mind is still mush, so yeah, she got stuff).

She crashed Saturday night, and I stayed up way too late watching the movie Knowing (which flipped me out, if you saw my tweets, and then it really made me cry and think). And then I had Jack in the Box tacos at 1am. WHAT?

Sunday: the birthday party at the local city water park w/ her friends. It was overcast and not *too* hot. Lots of adorable kids came, and...my kid was a zombie. She woke up with a runny nose and circles under her eyes. She was not her usual sassy, smiley self. She didn't want anyone to sing Happy Birthday to her, so we all sang quietly (Except Jackson, adorable son of Kristie, who serenaded her so sweetly, I could have squeezed him). She didn't want to open presents; it was like I had to twist her arm. She didn't smile, she didn't want to thank anyone, she just wanted to get back in the water and avoid all the attention. Funny that my kid is like this only during her birthday. Last year and the year before, I have pictures of her looking like a damn zombie, willing me with her eyes to make everyone go away. Like this:

Sunday night she crashed at 8pm. I stayed up too late again, watching Taboo on National Geographic. I'm tired, people. I need sleep. I feel so devoid of energy lately, and this past weekend did not help at all.

Oh, and between all this stuff, I read tweets about the shenanigans at BlogHer, I drooled at pictures, I "wahhhhhhhhh!"-ed about not being there for Chris' birthday, I "grrrrr!"-ed about not getting to meet so many lovely and funny women..... And seriously, the men too!

But! BlogHer '10 is a week before I graduate! Here's hoping I can make that work!

14 comments:

Moonspun said...

Ever read the Berenstain Bears book "Too much Birthday"? It's a good one. Having survived my 9 year old's pool party over the weekend, I am right there with you!

Badass Geek said...

I don't like people singing Happy Birthday to me, either.

Pocklock said...

Thank cake looks yumtastic!

I hope you can swing it next year. We need to hug.

xo

Kristie said...

We MUST got to BlogHer next year. I'm making you!!!

Why Mom Drinks Rum said...

Awww, what a cutie. But seriously, I need a nap now. She wears ME out. LOL

Girl, if we get to blogher next year...I'm just saying....OMG.

Miss Grace said...

I didn't know your daughter was Grace :)

Happy birthday to her, and I SO WISH YOU WERE THERE (the coffee table was magical, as was the sparklecorn butt)

Jewels said...

Aw so cute! And I'm gonna try to make it to BlogHer '10 too. We can do it!!

marathon mom said...

looks like a great birthday! I hope you didn't ever say "I'm not buying my kids video games" like I did before I gave in to the DS. **sigh**. I need a birthday weekend like that!

Aunt Juicebox said...

Happy Bday to your girl. My DS was my fave present too! WooHoo! I just got a new game for it too.

I hear say Blogher is in CT next year. I am thinking of going just so I can go up and down the east coast terrorizing Badass and others. ;P

alntv said...

Ah well...this year should bring lots of surprises! And MY daughter is turning 5 in a few days. I don't like this growing up process. It makes life complicated...

TUWABVB said...

She is just so precious - I want to hug her! Also, that cake looks amazing! Recipe, please? I'm glad she had a wonderful birthday.

Biddy said...

(in my best homer simpson voice)mmmmm caaaaake

glad the recipe i pulled outta my butt turned out yummy!! errr...yeah, you know what i mean

and blogher nyc? IT IS SO ON!!

Kay said...

The movie "Knowing" completely freaked me out too - was left with this kind of overwhelming feeling of despair and hopelessness. I thought I was the only one!!!
Ugh. Besides that? Great movie :)

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Oh, she is just one little ball of totally gorgeous, isn't she? I'm so glad she had a special day :)

And I can't wait to see what happens next year if you make it to BlogHer '10...