Birthdays – specifically my own – have been looming large in my mind this week, in no doubt due to the fact that I turn 40 on Saturday. I had planned to share a snapshot from my first birthday for this week’s Wayback Wednesday post, but in looking in my shoebox of photos, I couldn’t find one. Come to find out (thanks to receiving both my baby book and an album filled with every professional photo ever taken of me – school pix, etc. – as a gift from my mom) that I didn’t have a first birthday party! Apparently my brother was in the hospital with pneumonia, and that took priority. Whatever. How that is a bigger deal than watching my adorable fat little self smear frosting all over my face, I do not understand.
And thus, today’s photo is instead from my second birthday, where I appear to be blowing out the candles rather delicately. No chance of cake-smearing whatsoever by the time I hit two. Lost opportunities….
Of course, the question I now have is, if I didn’t celebrate my first birthday, did it still count? Or am I, in fact, turning 39 this year?
Do you have photos from your past that you’re willing to share – and a blog to post them on? Play along with Wayback Wednesday by linking back to this post or sharing in the comments so we can snoop into your past, too!