8.23.2010

Two years old

Biffle* and I were reflecting this evening on the fact that two years ago right now, we were in the hospital--all three of us, although one was still in the box.  What an interesting few days, with husbands of random colleagues performing anal swabs and all sorts of other humiliating stuff happening.  August 24, 2008, Maybelle Biffle-Piepmeier exited her formerly cramped housing and became an inhabitant of the outside world. My mom and brother Trey came to Charleston this weekend for a low-key second birthday celebration.

Maybelle has--apparently in typical two-year-old fashion--decided she will eat about three different things, and that's it. She's resistant to new foods, so here was her initial response to her birthday cake.
Her initial response to birthday cake

She's half Piepmeier, though, so she rallied and started digging in.
More feeding herself cake

So that you can see how 2010 Maybelle's life is, here's a picture of her signing and saying the word "cold" very dramatically as she's eating her ice cream. Note that her Uncle Trey is taking a picture of her with his iPhone, while I take a picture of him taking a picture of her. I'm sure Trey tweeted or gowalla-ed her.  Meta-levels of representation here. Very normal stuff for the Ween, who has a Flickr page, a Vimeo page, and a fair amount of blogging devoted to her.  In fact, she has her own Twitter page, although she doesn't have much to say there.  Yet.
Ice cream is COLD

It's hard to believe that she's been here two years. And yet life before her seems so, so long ago and far away.  It's good stuff to have a baby.  Particularly this baby.  And the older she gets, the more fun she is.  Happy birthday, Maybelle!

*You're all familiar with Biffle again, since he's just posted four posts--four!--in a row.  He still, however, has not told the story of when he knocked his tallywhacker off.

10 comments:

Erica said...

Happy Birthday, Maybelle! I am sad we moved away before we could meet you, but from what I glean here, you seem delightful in all ways. Enjoy being two. Owen assures me it is a *very* fun age.

Martin said...

Yay Maybelle! Happy birthday, kiddo!

The Mom said...

Happy Birthday, Maybelle!!!

Cassie said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Maybelle!!! I hope your second year is full of good times and new discoveries (and no terrible-ness to speak of).

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday Maybelle! You are adorable. I can't wait to hear about your new school...what a big girl you are!

Cate Bush said...

Happy Birthday Maybelle! I love this series of photos :).

Jen Howard said...

Happy happy birthday to Maybelle!

Meghann said...

Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Maybelle! What fantastic pictures -- AP, is she being taught to sign?

If so, we are on the same track! However, I had to look in my book and verify 'cold' -- Maybelle is clearly light years ahead of me...

A side note, not of the "awwww!" sort: I can't wait to hear Biffle's tallywhacker story. If I were a bettin' woman, I'd put money on it involving poop.

micahblaise said...

what a very special person! yay, maybelle, and thank you for the left over birthday cake. we attacked it with the same veracity as you did in the second photograph :)

Deandra said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Maybelle! What freaking adorable pictures! I'm glad to see her sugar genes kicked in -- it looks like she enjoyed the cake!