Thursday, April 30, 2009

They Say It's Your Birthday...

It's My Birthday Too! Cameron and I had a funny conversation this morning. She was all "Mom, get up! It's my birthday!". And I was all "Cameron, I want to sleep! It's my birthday too!". Obviously she won, and we got up, far earlier than anyone should have to be vertical on any day, let alone their birthday. Then she gave me the best birthday present in the world (besides her sweet self, which is what she gave me last year). She said "mama". Four times. And then I bawled.

I have been waiting to hear "mama" for three years. Max does not say "mama". I hadn't realized just how badly I needed to hear that one word. After Cameron said it, I blinked back tears and said "Yes! That's right! Mama!" and I clapped for her. And then she clapped back, and that's when I lost it. You probably aren't supposed to cry on your birthday, but it was warranted. The other wonderful gift I got was Cameron's daycare pictures. Daycare pictures! She actually sat and smiled for them. We haven't been able to get Max to sit for them, so these are my first official school pics and I love 'em. I think I'm going to order the bottom one, but Scott's folks like the middle one. Couldn't you just eat her she's so cute?

This afternoon I'm taking Max to his big Autism Wait List assessment at Erin Oak where I suspect they will poke him with a stick and make him completely miserable to prove once again that he is Autistic. Then I'll get to bring him home and try to settle him down after being tortured for the second time this week. Poor kid. Considering what he has been through in the past month, I can't blame him for being cranky with us, I would be too. Wish us luck! And vodka!


  1. Happy Birthday Mama Kat and Cameron !

  2. Anonymous3:20 p.m.

    I cried when I read this. Happy Birthday indeed, my little Taurus babies.


  3. Anonymous8:17 p.m.

    What a great present, Happy Birthday!

  4. Cam is fricking adorable.

  5. savvymomx29:13 p.m.

    Very cute photos!

    Happy Birthday to you and Cameron, and hoping you and Max had an uneventful waitlist assessment this afternoon.

    (As an aside, I have no idea why these regional centres are assessing our kids only to have them wait at least 3 years before they reach the top of the list. After 3 years they will require a new assessment, so to me it's a complete waste of time and money that could be better spent on providing aba to more children.)

  6. Lauren9:47 p.m.

    happy birthday girls! :)

  7. congratulations on your wonderful birthday present - my mum always said that you wait so anxiously to hear that word, and then once you do, you never stop hearing it - enjoy!

    also, your persistence and heart are evident in each word you write about your max. it's lovely and admirable. red tape and snotty doctors suck the bag.

  8. holy shamoley, batman, cam is one fracking cute little girl!

    her brother max, is no slouch, either!

    good job, carefoots. you all make some pretty cute little beans!