Monday, May 2, 2011

No More, Baby

It's official.

Little Girl, the youngest of my children, is now 13.

There are no more little kids in my house, or even tweens. Until #1 Son turns 20 in July, in fact, there are 4 teens in the house. Wow.

This birthday was better than the last one for her. Last year, her brother had built a bike ramp and helped her to a broken arm two days before.

This year, she got a spaghetti dinner and cake, the latter accompanied by the worst rendition of "Happy Birthday" i have ever heard. Sweetie, the musician, swears it was sung in 4 1/2 different keys. That wouldn't surprise me, with the crew we always have around here.

So no more baby around the house, except for the kitten babies, of course. That's okay, i'll wait for grandchildren, and i want college graduations and weddings first, please. Call me old fashioned, it's the responsible way.

Today is

Baby Day -- an internet originated holiday, and if you are so inclined, spend some time with a baby today

Brothers and Sisters Day (not to be confused with National Siblings Day on April 10 each year)

Day of Osiris going forth from his mountain -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Door-Banging and Window-Tapping Conference -- Fairy Calendar

Flag Day -- Poland

Holiday of the Region of Madrid -- Madrid, Spain

King's Day -- Lesotho

Melanoma Monday -- learn how to check yourself for skin cancer

National Education Day -- Indonesia

National Play Your Ukulele Day -- just because it's fun!

National Truffles Day

Roberts Rules of Order Day

St. Athanasius' Day

St. Zoe's Day

Teacher's Day -- Bhutan; Iran

Twelfth Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i

Birthdays Today:

David Beckham, 1975
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 1972
Lesley Gore, 1946
Bianca Jagger, 1945
Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936
Roscoe Lee Browne, 1925
Theodore Bikel, 1924
Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1903
Baron Von Richthofen, 1892
Hedda Hopper, 1885
Henry M. Robert, 1837 (author of those Rules of Order we celebrate today)

Today in History:

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, 1536
John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation, 1559
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle, 1568
The King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker, 1611
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670
William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris, 1780
Charles Fremantle founds the Swan River Colony in Australia, 1829
Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao, 1866
Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time, 1885
Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion, 1885
The Congo Free State is established by King LĂ©opold II of Belgium, 1885
Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1887
General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, 1918
Pearl S. Buck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth, 1938
The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg, 1952
Tennessee Williams is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City, 1969
The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens, 1986
The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy, 1998
President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military, 2000
Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless, 2008


  1. Mimi,...been taking it all in (from past several days of your posts)!!! What a terrific birthday - and I'm old-fashioned,too. The "first-aid boy" - hehheh.
    All the continued trauma to your hands! I commiserate, 'cause I seem to be getting one small injury after the other -- claw cut on one finger tip, and today, a fall. sheesh.
    Loved all the April jokes -- got a BIG kick out of the last one...oh, my! lol!
    The barn adoptions...great! And, yes, kinda rare, indeed. As you said, we rural folk are already overrun - never a shortage of dumped animals in the country.
    Gabriel - praying for him to hang on and start eating. He's gonna - I feel it.
    Festus -- farrah??


  2. Dear PonyGirl,

    Glad you've been enjoying the craziness around here. That last joke truly is my favorite.

    As for 'Festus. #2 Son has taken to calling her Festival, which i guess doesn't matter as she will be renamed once she is adopted.

    Yes, Gabriel is eating again, too.

  3. Happy birthday to your youngest. I can't imagine life with four teens.. two was more than enough for me!

  4. Four teenagers, one you.
    You're doomed... um, I meant to type "unnumbered."
    If all else fails, you can always threaten to post their baby pics on Facebook. That should bring 'em into line fast ;)

  5. Unnumbered, outnumbered... close enough.