She went down for a nap about 12:30 or so. As soon as she was down, Adam and I began setting up the tables in the backyard. We put on the tablecloths and the decorations. So when Caroline woke up, the backyard looked like this:
As soon as she saw the setup, she exclaimed "birthday!, birthday!, birthday!"
So here's where the poll comes in. Here is what our yard looked like on Caroline's birthday:
That was almost SIX months ago. Here are the other facts:
- I'm not really sure how Caroline picked up the word "birthday". She started saying it about a month ago for her Berenstein Bear book "Too Much Birthday".
- We don't read the book "Too Much Birthday" very often - I'd say maybe once every 2 months. And the book does not have any pictures that look like the 2 above.
- We haven't been to many birthday parties since Caroline's. I can think of 2: one for cousin Anna Grace which was mostly indoors and one for our friend Rachel which was at a park. However, Anna Grace's party was only 4 weeks after Caroline's so that's still almost FIVE months ago. And we didn't really talk up the word "birthday" for either of these.
No way, right? What do you think?
P.S. After Caroline asked me if the chili cook-off was a birthday party, I told her it was a party and there would be children and babies. From then on, she said "chilchen" and "babies" until the people started pouring in. =)
P.P.S. If children have long lasting memories starting at this age, I got to quit doing some things that I may be blackmailed for later!!