1.16.2011

and for a few minutes i'll have a two year old and a one year old...

and that makes me feel a little... crazy? no, crazy isn't the right word. whoa-ish? what's another word for whoa-ish?

my baby turned one. did i ever tell you how indie entered the world? i had a doctor's appointment at 4:30PM, didn't actually see the doctor until 5:30PM, went home for an hour and a half, turned right around and hopped a cab back to the hospital, arrived at 7:30PM but waited in triage for an hour to be admitted, waited an additional hour for the epidural (was dilated to a 9 by the time i got the drugs), winced a few times and around 10:30PM my little pastrami was born, pink and shrieking, and as soon as she was placed on my chest she peed and pooped all over me. sweet and charming she is, but docile she is not, and i submit to you that the day of the great haitian earthquake coinciding with the day of my indie-girl's birth is more than coincidental.



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happy happy birthday, honey girl. life is infinitely better with you in it.



in completely unrelated news, i did this to my (great-grandma's) piano:


i hope grandma ethel isn't turning in her grave. blue always was her favorite color.



19 comments:

Ashlee said...

love the Indy and the piano. Great work on both!

Jill said...

Way to get after that cupcake Indy girl. That year flew by.

How big of a pain was it to paint that piano? I am contemplating getting an old one and doing the same... would you do it again?

Mrs B said...

Yes, please tell us how bad it was to paint the piano. I have the old one I grew up with & plan to do the same thing, once I find the right color! LOVE it.
And your little girl-- cutest.

i'm h.mac said...

indi, we hope you have a happy happy day. i can't believe your cupcake skills miss indi, mad!

love the piano. i have been talking scott into it for 2 years. bravo~!

Stacie said...

love the story of indie's birth. now i know what i've missed having c-sections.

Sherwoods said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I want to squish her. And I may just adore that piano. And the lamps on top. Nicely done!

noelle said...

surreal? maybe the word is surreal. but i like woah-ish, too.

oh, little indie. may she be full of spunk and sassafras all the days of her life. no one wants a docile girl. not really.

and the piano? hubba! i'm in love.

Alyson said...

Happy birthday Indie!

LOVE the piano!

k. said...

The last photo of Indie - perfection. Really.

I'm still obsessed with your piano. I remember when you were talking about doing it in NYC but wanted to avoid the fumes with Indie in the womb & what not.

Savanna said...

frinkles? you really know how to celebrate! i remember calling matt to check whether indie was born yet... well she was crying in the background. i'm going to say i heard her first. love you, indie girl!

Scott & Lindsay said...

i love a girl who can shamelessly pound a cupcake. and the piano ... sister you are amazing. i love it. i would never have the guts to do it but i love love it! i need to come see your house.

jill said...

love indie, love the piano, love everything, love you.

Abbie said...

how is she one? how did this happen? oh heavens she is cute.

and that piano! freaking amazing!

FRYER FAM said...

E what great work you do. i can't believe your little one is 1 already! that is crazy! & i love your piano, i bet your grandma is wishing she could have played it looking like that.

Danny and Lauren's Blog said...

Coolest one year old girl and coolest piano! And, mom. ;-)

Chelsi said...

best cake-eating pics ever. the piano? oh i heart it.

dani said...

erinspice-that piano is fanfreakingtastic! i love painted pianos! and i love this one the most! your little indie is so sweet!

mb said...

Holy BLUE PIANO! THat is a statement that is for sure. I like it. Looks like it took FOREVER. Brava.

Happy bday indie, she sure is cute.

brenley said...

i am in LOVE! with both indie AND the piano! seriously, the piano is totally ... i'm speechless, it's just so perfect and lovely and darling and ... love it! come makeover my home!

old me.