happy birthday to Michelle, my beautiful wife, best friend and lover. her first b-day as a mama too!
we were both glad that her b-day landed on a Saturday this year, as we had a great day together. her first gift came from Caleb, who slept in til 9:30, thus allowing us to sleep a while and get in a nice breakfast together too. during the day we started this year’s gardening. Michelle is starting some seeds inside, and I planted some sugar peas and snow peas outside. in the evening we dropped the baby off at a friends house, and went to the Acropolis for a good dinner (but bad service) and the new Rave theatre to catch “In Good Company,” which we both enjoyed.
it was bound to happen sometime: Caleb has his first cold. it’s actually quite minor, but he’s got enough congestion in his head to keep him from sleeping and eating well. apparently eating and breathing from the same hole is an aquired skill. he’s not doing too badly with it, but it definitely slows him down. the funny thing is he’s actually quite happy today…like he doesnt even know that he’s sick. now we’re armed with saline drops and vapo-rub and a friend’s humidifier, so hopefully he’ll sleep better tonight. we both forgot the joys of late-night baby-tending, so last night made us that much more thankful for all the nights he has been sleeping.
this morning we also exchanged our simple valentines and gifts (candy for me, fashion accessory for her). having a sick baby and exhausted wife makes me thankful for the gift of love that brings us together, even if it’s a hard day. as we like to remind eachother: “we love because He first loved us”