The Birthday Boy

Wito experienced a 5-day birthday bonanza complete with 2 parties and grandparental coddling beyond belief. The child was spoiled ROTTEN- trust me, I’m still paying for it 6 days later.

Our typical day since we’ve been back home:

“Mamamamammaaaaa, mamamamaamaa. MAMAAMAMAAAAAAAAAAAAA.”

He wants to be picked up, he wants down, no wait, he wants up, DAMMIT, HE WANTS DOWN. GAH. WHY CAN’T YOU READ MY MIND, WOMAN?


Thanks, mom and dad. Really.

I guess I’ll let them off the hook considering they hosted the greatest 1st birthday bash ever. Great food, people, and the Trinity of Sweets – cake, cupcakes AND cookies. Oh, and wine. LOTS of wine – 6 hours of wine consumption, to be exact.


First birthday parties usually don’t involve a terribly high level of alcohol consumption, but my parents were also hosting Blogher 2.0, Oklahoma-Style. I can’t tell you how surreal it was to open my parents’ front door and see Heather, Susan and Shana looking back at me. (Well, not so much Shana Banana. We’ve had our fair share of Okie vino.) All three were just lovely, especially standing in the midst of many, many strangers. I’m sure my mother put Heather at ease when she exclaimed, “Of course I know you! You’re from the Dunkin’ Donuts video!” However, the deal was sealed when they kept completely straight faces as I explained to my inlaws how we all met at a scrapbooking convention in Reno. It was true love from that point on.

The four of us laughed and sipped (okay, more like gulped) wine long after the last birthday guests trickled out of the door. 6 hours later, and less than 9 hours until Heather’s flight, we said our goodbyes. Such fun, those ladies!


Let’s get back to the man at hand, shall we? He had so much fun seeing all of his relatives and Okie friends. The best part was his birthday cake celebration – he just sat there staring at it for several minutes until my sister coaxed him into licking a little bit of icing. Then, it was ON. The boy ingested sinful amounts of frosting, but promptly gagged (in an extremely dramatic fashion, imagine that) when he tasted the actual chocolate cake. We’ll have to discuss that later, Wito.


I am still shocked that he didn’t experience much of a sugar high or have tummy troubles. What a little man.

A couple of days later, my aunts hosted a Sip-n-See party for 70 of my mother’s closest friends. These 2 photos tell the story better than I ever could.


Pssst. See those ladies over there? They are trying to hug me. They sure smell nice, but don’t they know I need my space? If you need me, I’ll be trying to escape out the window.


Dear God, when will this be OVER? I’M NOT A PUPPET, PEOPLE.

All in all, we had such a great time with all of our friends and family in Oklahoma. It’s hard to believe that Wito has graced us with his presence for an entire year. I truly can’t wait for all of the adventures to come.


You’ve come a long way, Wito. I love you more than you’ll ever know.

Oh, and I will never tire of hearing you say, “Mamamama”. Even if it is the 412th time that day.

  1. little miss mel

    August 13, 2007 at 6:30 am

    Yea! I am so glad you guys celebrated in style!! It’s fab you have actual evidence of having a sweet ass time in the rockin state of OKLAHOMA!

    I am glad to see Wito can gulp down and entire cake of frosting and not skip a beat. That is pure talent!

    Congrats mamammmmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa on 1 AMAZING year!!!!

  2. Jenifer

    August 13, 2007 at 6:43 am

    What a party! Happy Birthday to Wito! :D I’m glad you were able to enjoy the celebrations too with your Blogherettes.

    Though, he didn’t like chocolate cake? Oy vey!

  3. nabbalicious

    August 13, 2007 at 6:54 am

    Cookies, cake AND cupcakes?!! I would KILL for so much sugar on my birthday! Wito Bear is one lucky kid. And he’s totally gorgeous, to boot. Although this not liking chocolate cake thing is a big strike. Happy birthday, Wito!

  4. Not The Mama

    August 13, 2007 at 6:57 am

    Happy belated birthday, Wito! It looks like a fabulous birthday bonanza. And I’m so jealous of all those sweets — the are gorgeous and they look delicious!

  5. Angella

    August 13, 2007 at 7:06 am

    Looks like a great celebration! You’ll definitely need to work on the chocolate issue though ;)

  6. Keri

    August 13, 2007 at 7:13 am

    Happy belated birthday Wito! Glad to hear your parties went well!

  7. becky

    August 13, 2007 at 7:17 am

    i think that last pic made my ovaries explode. what a cutie! posts like this make me even more excited to meet my baby boy in 3 more months.

    sounds like it was a great time. even if it was in oklahoma. ;)

    (said from a born & bred missouri gal, who has lots of okie relatives. hee!)

  8. Danielle

    August 13, 2007 at 7:24 am

    Lookat that hair!!

  9. hello insomnia

    August 13, 2007 at 7:31 am

    I love how he went to town on that cake. Congrats on the first year!

  10. Amanda

    August 13, 2007 at 7:33 am

    Oh de-lish. Sounds so good… and looks like it was so much fun!

    Oh, and the picture from the Sip-and-See… HI-larious! I love it!

  11. metalia

    August 13, 2007 at 7:35 am

    Happy birthday, little man! Congrats on an amazing first year. :)

  12. Natalie 42

    August 13, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Okay, so many things….That Wito is illegally adorable. That cake is so friggin’ awesome I want to make one…for me…who is 27. Who did all the goodies? They’re fantastic! Congrats on a great year and an amazing little man, mamamamamaaaa!

    Man, I have to make cupcakes tonight.

  13. kris

    August 13, 2007 at 8:02 am

    this is fantastic and every pic is adorable. despite the fact that none of the ones in which i photoshopped my head in made the cut. ;)

  14. gorillabuns

    August 13, 2007 at 8:38 am


    you are most handsome and shared splendidly with your guests. you are and will be the envy of girl in the room with your beautiful blue eyes and infectious smile.

    thank you for letting us share in your first of many firsts!


    celia and moira
    (your adoring fan club)

  15. Andrea

    August 13, 2007 at 8:44 am

    Looks like a fantastic time was had by all. It is amazing how quickly the first year goes by, but exciting to think of all the adventures to come!