Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Eleven Years Ago Today...


Today is the Big Ballerina's birthday. Eleven. Two more years and she'll be a teenager. Scary stuff.

We were teasing her this morning that eleven years ago today we brought her home from the store. PetSmart. Found her in the monkey section. Because of her big gangly feet. She was on sale. Because she had no hair. What good is a monkey without hair?

Luckily the girl is a good sport. And she thought this was funny. I'm sure in two years. When she's a teenager. She won't be laughing at anything we say. Eye rolls and dirty looks will probably be on the menu then. Not looking forward to those days.

It didn't hurt that she was still high from the night before. When she received this card.

 That explained what her gift would be.

 And then the tonsils really came out. When she realized she was going to get it NOW!


Happy Birthday, Big Ballerina! I love you bigger than my bicycle AND my camera!
Next year braces?!?!

24 comments:

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Are those contacts?!?!?!

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday to the Big Ballerina!

Amy said...

Happy birthday Big Ballerina! My 11 year old wants contacts, bad. He'll be getting them too, soon. And next year will be braces for him as well. :-)

Traci said...

What a great gift!! So great that you caught it all on camera!

Jennifer Thompson said...

Happy Birthday Big Ballerina!
Great job capturing the expressions,love it!

Kim said...

Kim- Yep. They're contacts. :) When we realized the girl wasn't able to ski w/her glasses b/c her goggles wouldn't fit it over them it sealed the deal. She also can't wear them on stage for ballet so we figured those were two good enough reasons to let her get them.

I had TERRIBLE eyesight (before Lasik) so I know how uncomfortable it is to have someone take away your glasses. I used to feel like Piggy from Lord of the Flies. Completely crippled without my glasses.

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday to your Big Ballerina!! I love how you caught her expressions as she open/read her gift. Congratulations on the new contacts.

jen said...

At eleven? She must be mature. My son got them when he was . . . 13? and I'm sure they still remember that horrific experience at the optician.

Jen said...

Photos are priceless...love them. And how super that she gets contacts. We are still waiting a while for jonathan to get contacts...he is too dirty! ha!
And congrats on the 8K!!!

Karina said...

Happy birthday to the BB. Hubby and I both wore glasses since we were little but surprisingly K,s eyesight is good. Love how you captured the moment.

Kerri said...

Awesome pictures Kim! She looks beyond excited...what a great gift!
Happy Birthday to your BB!

Andrea x said...

Wow, contacts! I wouldn't be without them. Happy birthday ballerina! have a great day :) x

gabe said...

Great shots, Kim!!

Drew wears contacts and it hasnt been easy...Leslie wants them too, I think girls would be way.easier..

It certainly will make ballet easier!

Diana said...

I totally remember you and your funky glasses Kim! I always thought they made you ultra-hip. I don't think BB needs them to be ultra-hip like her mom though..

{Amy} said...

happy birthday to BB! i love how excited she is about the contacts, you captured it perfectly! hope you all have a great day. XO

Nicolle said...

She's a beautiful girl! Love her excitement when reading the card. Such great moments that you have captured. :) Happy birthday to your sweet BB!

My Interior Life said...

Wow, contacts?!! What a big girl gift!! How exciting! Happy 11th to your BB! I'm not looking forward to the hormonal years either. Fun stuff, right?

Kristi said...

Oh my gosh, this is so adorable! Happy, happy birthday to your gorgeous girl! I can't imagine having an almost teenager, I'm hoping when that time comes I'll be able to crawl into a hole somewhere and emerge when they turn about 24! ;)

Lorri said...

Oh my gosh! I PROMISE you that I had the EXACT same reaction when I got my contacts! She is beautiful! How great that you captured her reaction. Great job, mom!

Kristin said...

OMG, you just made my night! DH is snoring in bed, I'm catching up on stuff, I read this and I'm laughing so loud I wake him up and he wants to know what the heck is going on! You are a hoot! I love this post and I LOVE BB's expression when she read what her gift would be; thank goodness you had your camera ready and captured the moment perfectly! Happy Birthday to one lucky Ballerina! Now, I'm off to bed myself.

Dani said...

Happy birthday!

Contacts change *everything*.

Laura said...

Wonderful pictures! She is such a beautiful girl, happy birthday to her!

Flower Photography said...

I love how you captured this!!

Kat said...

She's adorable!!! Hooray for contacts!!!