June 06, 2006

I don't care what kind of crazy stuff some people may believe about today and today's date. Here's all you need to know:

Today is Olivia's second birthday. She started the celebration a little early by coming down with a stomach bug over the weekend (I'm sure that by the time she gets to college she'll figure out that it's party first, be sick second). She's feeling better now, and there's cupcakes waiting for her later on at daycare.

Since her first birthday, Olivia has continued to amaze us with her growth and development. She's a little chatterbox (most of the time; she gets shy around new people) and still just loves loves loves books. It's hard to say what her favorites are because she makes us read so much of her library on a regular basis, but there are a couple of books that stand out. I'll quote you a couple of lines from each (from memory, naturally - I've read these books a lot now). See if you can identify them. Those of you with small children will have no problem, the rest of you will have to think back.

1. My brothers read a little bit
Little words like "If" and "It"
My father can read big words, too
Like "Constantinople" and "Timbuktu"

2. Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me now!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how!

Answers and another Olivia picture are beneath the fold.

Today is also the 40th birthday of my good friend Martha. Yes, that means she was born on 6-6-66. With a debut like that, how could she not have turned out to be cool?

Happy Birthday, Olivia and Martha!

Bonus Olivia picture:

The books in question are Hop on Pop and The Cat In The Hat. You all got them right, right?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 06, 2006 to See, I do have a life! | TrackBack

Happy birthday! Thanks for the beatiful picture, Charles -- great way to start the day.

Posted by: Jeff N. on June 6, 2006 7:50 AM

What cute pictures. Happy Birthday, Olivia and Martha!

Posted by: Patrick on June 6, 2006 7:55 AM

That's it, I'm not funding the community college education of somebody who enters her terrible twos on 06-06-06. Hey! Stop looking at me like that! I... can't... I... WILL DO YOUR BIDDING, MY DARK QUEEN.

Posted by: norbizness on June 6, 2006 10:24 AM

Life is good. You are a lucky man. The whole world is in front of you my friend. She is beautiful.

Posted by: Rep. Aaron Pena on June 6, 2006 10:41 AM

So cute, congrats Kuff!

Posted by: Pink Lady on June 6, 2006 11:27 AM

Did I know that she and my daughter Natalie share the same birthday? Natalie is 4 today. Happy birthday Olivia!

Posted by: hope on June 6, 2006 12:23 PM

Scary, we have the board book hop on pop, which lacks that phrase. Will now be buying the big book.

Posted by: benton on June 6, 2006 12:37 PM

Awww. She's a cutie-pie. Happy B-day, Miss Olivia!

Posted by: Linkmeister on June 6, 2006 3:12 PM

Folks, if you think the first picture is cute, the second one is even better. :-)

Happy belated birthday, Olivia!

Posted by: William Hughes on June 7, 2006 9:15 AM

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

And, as for the second picture, for such a bright light and such a bright future, Olivia's Gotta Wear Shades.

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