Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011

Dear Calvin,

Happy birthday!

Well, we got you baptized Sunday. Hooray! And it was Daddy's first Father's Day. I really should have done more for him. We've been at the beach all this week, just south of Plymouth, and it's been a blast. You've been around Plymouth and in the bay and stayed in a neat old house. But today was your birthday, and I waited until the end so I could tell you all about it. Since you won't remember.

You had a whole cupcake all to yourself, and boy did you enjoy it. You also got some pretty awesome presents from some pretty awesome people, including a few trucks, a ball, a dress-up monkey, an Elmo phone, a DJ mixer piano, and some Mega Bloks (like Legos, only bigger). We spent your birthday traveling up the Cape, after lunch and cupcakes that is. Did I mention the cupcake? It was a giant mess. But also exciting.

It rained most of the day but that didn't stop it from being awesome. In Sandwich, a bunch of ladies who were on a church trip or something smiled at you at the glass museum and I held you up so you could watch glass blowing. In Orleans, you tried whipped cream and candy and ice cream. Ice cream is cold and therefore NOT GOOD. In Eastham we took you down to Nauset Beach and watched seals and crazy kids swimming in the ocean. And the best part: in Provincetown, after dinner (where you flirted back and forth with a slightly older little girl at the next table), you had a drag queen sing you Happy Birthday. She could not get over how cute you were, and she tried to convince me to take you to "baby's first drag show" which would have involved a performance of Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" (which the two outside the bar were dressed as, and rather convincingly too) and as tempting as that offer was, we needed to get you home to bed because it had been a long day.

You're not walking yet but that's okay. I can't wait until you do, and yet I'm dreading it because you'll be all over the place when you can. This past year has been so wonderful, so exhausting, so gratifying, and I'm thankful for every minute I've spent with you.

Love you baby!


1 comment:

  1. baby's first drag show!!! man I want to come when that happens!