Best Birthdays

MommyBrain loves birthday and she just celebrated another one.
Happy Birthday!!!

In honor of her, this week's Meme is about best birthdays!

Obviously, my kids' first birthdays trump all others. Reaching that milestone means that you, as a parent, have survived a whole year with a baby. And if you had a baby like my son who didn't figure out how to take naps until he was 3 months old, than reaching the one year mark is definitely cause for celebration.

And speaking of my son, I'm surprised he's made it this far. It says a lot when we have a special ice pack just for him!
As a matter of fact, I had to pull it out tonight because Superman Little Dude thought he could fly off the couch. wall!

Anyway, back to birthdays. There are 2 that come to mind for me. The first was back in '99. I was in my second year at Slippery Rock when my birthday rolled around. Nothing special happened, except for the fact that is was 70 degrees out. I know that doesn't sound like a big deal, but my birthday is in early February and I was at Slippery Rock. We're usually snowed in that time of year!

My other greatest birthday ever, which is way cooler than being graced with unseasonably warm weather, was my gift from my mom last year. She bought tickets for us to see this man...

Yep, that's right...Jimmy Buffett!

Of course the concert wasn't for another 4 months and that was THE longest wait. EVER!!! And I am NOT a patient person!

But it was so worth the wait! Well, except for the heat. We could have done without that. Seriously, I thought I was going to melt! At one point I pulled a beat up old umbrella from the trunk to try and give us shade. I think I did a pretty good job of rigging in to our chairs. Of course, looking back, I'm sure the margaritas weren't helping. At least not with the heat!

If we are lucky enough to score tickets next year, I have a plan to make the experience even cooler. See, last year we had our drinks in the parking lot and walked around admiring the other fools in clothing they should not have been wearing fat men in coconut bikinis fans. And we had pretty good seats. Beach balls were being tossed around, everyone was so drunk nice. All in all, a good time. But I now know why people get there at the butt crack of dawn when the lots open. And I want to be one of those people. Good times!

Now head on over to Supah's blog and MommyBrain's blog to read about other great birthdays. And tell MommyBrain happy birthday while you're visiting her.

Until next time...


MommyBrain said...

First of all, hope little man's head is okay! Good call on your kiddos first birthdays ... that didn't even occur to me ... I was thinking all about ME :)

And I love Buffet. I've seen him in concert once, and it was amazing ... crazy, crazy times ... saw things in the crowd I'd never seen before or since!

Thanks for the birthday shout-outs, too :)

Lisa Anne said...

I wqas pretty happy when my son turned one too. Who's Jimmy Buffet, are you that old. LOL jk

My favorite b-day would be my 21st. It was actually the first time I got drunk. I was passed out in the partridge family bus in a club called polyesters. No one could find me for two hours. It was a blast. I swear it was snowing that day to. It never snows in San Francisco.

I turn 32 this month, I'm going to see Neil Patrick Harris at Cobbs COmedy club in San Francisco, this one may soon become the best.

supahmommy- somethin's wrong with that girl said...

OH... his OWN icepack.. lmao!

And Jimmy buffet! How fun. I wanna see pics.


Kmama said...

Ooh, Jimmy Buffet!! that would be an awesome concert!!

Shell said...

Great memories! Trying to remember warm winter days in '99, but I guess I was stuck so far in student teaching craziness that I didn't get to enjoy that!

Amy said...

What a fun time. I have never seen him. I want to..

Happy MOnday..

Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Yep, a child's first birthday is amazing, and I'm with ya on the bad napping for those first three months. Own icepack, hilarious! We have a Mr. Bump icepack (and the book to go along with it). We've been needing it more and more lately. Concert sounds like a blast. Tickets to an event are my favorite kinds of gifts - especially now if they come with an offer to babysit!

Anonymous said... lucky girl;)

Liz Mays said...

I totally see why that was the best birthday ever!!!

Mindy said...

Hi! I am a first time visitor to your blog, your kids area adorable! I love that your son has his own ice pack, I fear my daughter will be the same way. Even at nine months old she has no fear and gets into everything!

Unknown said...

Country Concerts are always the best! especially the summer ones! sounds like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

LOL. I am not a patient person either! Thanks for stopping over to comment on Shell's feature. I will email you about yours.