Sunday, November 29, 2009

One Year

O Eva, last night we slept with the sliding glass doors open, and in between dreams, I heard the waves wash in and out. I had thought by now that you'd be entirely weaned, but here on vacation, sleeping between dad and me, it seems you're nursing more than ever. Every day I remember I know nothing (and everything) about mothering. It's been one year. Yesterday, you ate cake and rolled in sand and laughed wildly when we played the bumblebee game, and the day before, you sailed on a boat and saw stingrays and drank Sprite through a straw. Right now, you're sitting on the floor looking at your favorite book, and soon, we'll take a long walk on the beach before heading back to the home we love. I can feel the days and years layer on top of each other, can feel the infinite pull of my love for you. Happy birthday, my dear sweet bird. Signing off on The Blue Pitcher for a while; I'd rather be sitting on the floor reading books with you.

***Thanks, readers. Gone fishin'. Don't know when I'll make it back.***

13 comments:

Lazy Mom Amanda said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Richard Hefner said...

Our little Eva Bird is turning into a Big Bird and a little lady... Happy Birthday Eva! Wish we were with you to celebrate!

drjalepeno said...

You had a nice run with the Blue Pitcher. It was wonderful for you to chronicle Eva's first year of life for all of us who do not get to see her all that often. You are a great mom and Cody is a great dad; what more could Eva ask for..........

little miss mel said...

Happy Birthday Eva!!! Sounds like a perfect place to ring in the 1st year. :)

M.O.T.B said...

Happy Birthday little girl!

Linsey said...

HAPPY Numero Uno!!!!

Anonymous said...

I know Eva had a wonderful birthday!! She is so beautiful, just like her mom. What are we all going to do without The Blue Pitcher?? it has been so wonderful reading the blog each day. I will miss it.
MOM

margot said...

happy happy birthday little eva!

Nicole Callihan said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!! Already 1 has been magical! And Dr. Jalapeno, don't write me off too quickly. I've just gone fishing; I haven't moved to the moon.

Mama Deb said...

I'm ridiculously late reading your latest entry. Hope you all had a fantastic holiday and that 2010 is wonderful for all!

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Mary Valente's Painting Blog said...

Hello Nicole,
I was playing around on my art website and blog and then clicking through various sites and found your blog. I am the painter of Blue Pitcher - posted on your site. Just to say hello - and glad that you enjoyed and chose my painting for your image.
Best of luck to you in your writing - and congratulations on your lovely daughter.
Mary Valente