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Life According To Twitter {Happy Birthday Katie}

on December 22 | in Birthday Posts | by | with 24 Comments

Dear Katie . . .

[pullquote_right]The word “Solstice” comes from the Latin phrase for “sun stands still.” The Earth is tilted on its axis at, on average, a 23.5-degree angle and today is when the North Pole is farthest from the sun, causing it to appear to rise and set in the same place. ~ Even the sun stands still today[/pullquote_right] Last year as we celebrated 1095 trips around the moon together I summarized your life in Facebook updates. This year – TWITTER! But first, let mama have a sappy moment, okay?  Today – your birthday – is only time the sun rises and sets in the same place. Oh yes, little one, you were not born “three days before Christmas.”

You are a Winter Solstice baby – wrapped in the paradox of a sun that stands still right before the longest night of the year. From here forward the days will grow warmer and brighter until midsummer when all settles down for a quiet rest again.

The longest, darkest night followed by light and warmth? Yes, that sounds vaguely familiar! And that, sweet girl, is why I will never feel guilty about your birthday again. Indeed, it is the only day fitting for you.

And Now, Your Life In Twitter Updates . . .

Daddy, don’t touch my knee ever! I scraped my knee on the zoo!

Can I watch the adult movie, too? #whataboutbob

Katie: That man I’ll marry when I get older? I won’t love that man.
Daddypotamus: Why?
Katie: Because he’s not like you.

I can comfort you any time, and that by playing, of course!

Katie: We’re going to Mars, Dad.
Daddypotamus: Okay, come back in time for dinner

I saw the the manger and the mommy and I thought, that must be the Ward Jesus!

I LOVE holding… because you’re so snug!

At the dinner table: “somefing smells like frowup. What is it?”

That’s rewaxing… that’s a fancy word for snuggwy.

I love the marching band more than I love Jesus. But I still love Jesus.

Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!

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24 Responses to Life According To Twitter {Happy Birthday Katie}

  1. Emily Cowles Brown via FB says:

    Happy Birthday, Katie!

  2. Lolol at “I love the marching band more than I love Jesus, but I still love Jesus” happy birthday to Katie! :)

  3. Emily Brown says:

    awesome video! Love declaring her a Solstice Baby! :)

  4. Kristen Eppner Ethridge III via FB says:

    I have a Leap Year Baby, and I initially felt guilty about it too. But she’s so full of life, she needs 4 years to get everything in! She’ll be “one” this year. :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Katie!

  5. Kristen Eppner Ethridge III – I’ve always thought Leap Year was such an fun and whimsical day. Won’t try to plan for it, but I’d love a little Leap Year Baby! <3

  6. Kristen Eppner Ethridge III via FB says:

    I was completely against it because she’d only have a birthday every 4 years. But I was over my due date and I went on a walk and I told her she had the freedom to choose her own birthday and if she wanted to come then, it was fine with me…but she had to take full responsibility for only having a birthday every 4 years. Now, she has the last laugh because we usually celebrate February 28 AND March 1. :)

  7. Did Katie turn 4?? Mommypotamus, you and I were chatting the other day on Hybrid Rasta Mama. My eldest turned 4 yesterday and my youngest is 15 months….therefore, if she turned 4 our kids really are the same age. Happy Birthday to Katie!

  8. Did Katie turn 4?? Mommypotamus, you and I were chatting the other day on Hybrid Rasta Mama. My eldest turned 4 yesterday and my youngest is 15 months….therefore, if she turned 4 our kids really are the same age. Happy Birthday to Katie!

  9. Kristen Eppner Ethridge III – Love it! I went into labor with Micah on Sept. 11th and was not that mature about it. He was born on the 12th :)

  10. Kristen Eppner Ethridge III – Love it! I went into labor with Micah on Sept. 11th and was not that mature about it. He was born on the 12th :)

  11. Hi Jenn Rennicks Lalonde! Yes, she is four today! And my son was born Sept 12 :) Sorry I haven’t responded to your comment over there . . . I need to figure out how to change my notifications so I don’t miss the important stuff! <3

  12. Hi Jenn Rennicks Lalonde! Yes, she is four today! And my son was born Sept 12 :) Sorry I haven’t responded to your comment over there . . . I need to figure out how to change my notifications so I don’t miss the important stuff! <3

  13. Happy Birthday Katie! I think the longest night of the year is BEAUTIFUL!

    I also think September 11th babies are BEAUTIFUL! (Ehem, my son Griffin is born that day :). And, I would LOVE a Leap Year baby! Very special… very cool.

    Merry Christmas Heather and family. God bless you!

  14. So, Kristen Eppner Ethridge III, when the FB tagging function is not cooperating I copy my comments into Word and hold them for later. Sometimes they don’t make it back in their original form. What MEANT to say in that last comment is that I was not that mature when I went into labor with my son, BUT I see it from a completely different angle now. My son was born on the 12th. Maybe he would have been anyway, but if I could go back I wouldn’t have tried to stall my labor like I did. Birth is a miracle no matter what day . . . and some days need them more than others! :)

  15. My eldest was four yesterday and my youngest was born August 31…

  16. Big Happy Birthday – My twin boys turned 9 yesterday!

    …Tim

  17. Kristine says:

    I love it! That is so sweet!

  18. Whittney says:

    Happy Birthday Katie!

  19. Amy L says:

    I was just reading your blog recently and realized that your children and mine have birthdays right by each other! My oldest daughter(Micah) was born September 8 and my youngest daughter was born December 23! Oh and we both live in DFW and use some of the same farmers! LOL! :)

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