The Beauty of Birthdays

Birthdays of yesteryear taught me some extremely important lessons that I adhere to even today, as I prepare to celebrate another year of fabulous fun.

Huff. Puff. and Blow.

Huff. Puff. Blow.

1) Always take a peek in a mirror before a photo is snapped, forever capturing the loveliness of you on your special day or you may end up with something like this….

My most gorgeous birthday photo ever.

Hello Gorgeous.

Seriously. Stare in the mirror and give a rat’s ass or you’ll be gazing at your lovely self in something as beautiful as a crocheted vest for years to come.

Crochet nightmare

Fashion at its finest accessorized with wispy bangs.


Own advice not taken. Clearly.

2) Upon receiving presents, always act like you’ve just received the Even if you have no clue what it is or have no intention of ever wearing/using/displaying/eating/drinking.

Always act surprised.

Holy shit! I love it! No, truly I do.

3) Insist upon holding fingers up to commemorate which age you were celebrating when photos end up in albums.


I’m this many today.

Even if you’re not quite sure how old you are, own whatever you are saying which will demand more attention on you.


If I say I’m two and a half, I AM TWO AND A HALF, ya dig?

4) Cake matters. Choose your design wisely.


Everyone wants a piece of Scooby.

Then insist someone hand feed it to you.

Keepin' it classy. As usual.

Keepin’ it classy. As usual.

5) Practice your ‘birthday face’ so you can look adorable in all photos.

Mug for the camera.

Oh who me? Why yes it is my birthday. I’ll just hold this pose for the rest of the day.


Adorableness fail.

6) Be sure to have a themed party. Even if it involves you looking like an ass clown.


Send in the clowns.

7) Dance, jump and twirl to your heart’s content, acting as if you have one ounce of rhythm somewhere in your being.


Shake, rattle and rollin’ expected.


High kicks accepted.

Head banging also accepted.

Head banging also welcomed but you’ll regret it in the morning. Trust me.

8) Noisy favors are a must. Especially if party goers are under the age of six.

Blow it out.

Blow out birthday party.

9) Always go with the celebratory flow.

Go with the flow

Balloons in my hair? Sounds like a good birthday look.

Or at least let someone catch you when the flow gets to be too much for you to stand on your own.



10) Don’t ever turn away a birthday kiss, no matter how much you think it may hurt your face.

Scruffy faces hurt my cheek. Always low maintenance.

Always being low maintenance, scruffy faces hurt my cheek. Shave already!

11) Even if you share the same birthday with a cousin (gentleman to my left in photo below with thrilled look on his face) be sure you try to be the star of the show anyhow.


Sorry. Not sorry B. Happy Birthday today by the way!

12) Never, ever, ever, ever turn down a birthday shot. Ever.

Why thank you

Birthdays taste so good.

Cheers to your birthdays of yesteryear – as well as a year full of the happiest of birthdays for all of us and those we hold dear!

This evening, I’ll be drinking to the wise words my Gma has told me every year, “having another birthday sure beats the alternative.”

Smart lady.




44 thoughts on “The Beauty of Birthdays

  1. JMC813 says:

    Have the best birthday EVER (until the next one arrives so you can try to top it.) Skinny Pirates for EVERYBODY.

  2. markbialczak says:

    Happy Birthday, my dear friend. Beautiful kid, more beautiful woman. In your own, never-to-be-imitated, can’t-be-duplicated, sure-as-hell-must-be-appreciated, let’s-get-intoxicated style. ❤

  3. reocochran says:

    I am not always happy with my styles displayed in past photographs, but they do make me smile. As did yours! Hope it was a happy birthday, kid!

  4. Phil Lanoue says:

    Much wisdom here, I’m taking notes. I’ll of course need the notes because my short term memory is shot. I meant shit. Stupid auto correct. Anyway I’ll blame birthday shots. Should have been ‘bang’ birthday shots. Again, stupid auto correct.

  5. KittNoir says:

    Happy Birthday Gorgeous! *hands over sparkly ring & a bottle of rum* Xx

  6. Do you caption these pics while intoxicated? SO funny, I admit I LOLd with the Sally Jessy Rafael HUGE glasses – my son had a pair just like like and he won’t let me forget it. “Mom, why did you let me get these?” cos everyone tormented him. Good times.
    HAPPPYYY BIRTTHDAYYY! Have a drink for me, K?

  7. Your Gma is a wise lady! I just had mine recently and partied hard!

  8. Brandon says:

    Happy birthday to you too Meg

  9. Happy happy birthday to you!

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