Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Whatever Lola Wants.... 9 Years Old!!!

Happy Birthday Lola Moon!!

Nine years ago she was born into a tub of water at Best Start Birthing Center's calm place of midwifery- I wrote all about it here. The first thing I noticed were her long and delicate fingers, like my sister Luras, not farm hands, square like mine. She was chubby and long and healthy as a horse. In the last nine years she has been an absolute delight. Her spirit is tender and always seeking beauty, humorous without edge, she is captivated with magic and joy and creation. Her mind dwells on fashion designs, musicals ( we just watched Singing In The Rain and she loved it ) , dancing, singing ( but not Justin Bieber..I teasingly sang 'baby baby baby oooo' to her at her birthday dinner and she announced I was totally ruining the party ) creating clubs ( she created Friendship Finders, a school club where her and girlfriends seek out lonely kids on the playground and talk to them. PROUD. ) creating art and her family. I tell her I love her a billion times a day and she says it back. It is usually the first thing we say to each other in the morning and the last before sleep. Her favorite show is Happy Days, her favorite color is orange, she loves Taylor Swift's music, swimming and taking photos. She sneeze farts. She wrinkles her nose when she laughs. She is sending the $25 she got from her grandparents for her birthday to Kate Mcrae. She is my heart's joy and more than I ever could have imagined in a daughter. We love her more than a big zambonie.


On Sunday we made Valentine cards for her class while listening to the blues.

Ms. Moon said...

Ah, lah, Lola!
Happy birthday and happy birth day and happy day that she was born. A shining light in this world.

Amanda said...

She is such a doll! Happy Birthday to her! You make lovely babies.

Miss Tricky said...

Happy Birthday Lola!!

Evangeline said...

The Friendship Finders Club made my heart glow! What a beautiful spirit she has.

Happy b-day Lola!

yolanda said...

oh, maggie these pics make me sooo happy!!!
i feel calm and happines inside...

love you!

happy birthday, Lola
from
yolanda Lola---
xoxo

clearness said...

Totally LOVE the homemade valentines! And totally jealous that the door is open, the grass is green, and it looks oh so warm.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Lola is such a beautiful person. The Friendship Finders might possibly be the best idea ever in this often sharp and jagged world of ours.
This post makes me happy--the Valentines and all things Lola Moon.
p.s. tell Lola Singing in the Rain (from one musical lover to another) is one of the best. If she likes old movies- Duck Soup (not a musical per se) is one that captured my heart when I was about her age. It's Silly and has catchy little one-liners.
Happy Birthday from the Urdaneta fam! :)

Laura said...

That is certainly ALOT to be proud of! The club she started in school to seek out lonely kids... WOW. That is so wonderful. I wish more kids could spread love like that. It is a beautiful reflection of you as a parent.

Maggie May said...

Duck Soup, got it! Netflixing it now.

katiecrackernuts said...

Girl, you got it going on. And I don't just mean Ms Lola. You're one super mum.

Still Life With Coffee said...

I love those handmade cards and happy birthday to muggle born Lola!
ps....Your daughters have such great names. ;-)

Phoenix said...

Happy, happy birthday to Lola. She is beautiful inside and out, and she's gonna grow up to be a Rockstar (the good, stable kind).

Giulia said...

Oh she's darling. I'm proud of her about the Friendship Finders...I did the same when I was in grade school & it was a good lesson...you can't imagine (or maybe you can) how happy I was to read this...I'm way over 9 years old now but it makes me so happy to read about this. You go, Lola. (And love that she loved Singing in the Rain:)

xo

Hannah Stephenson said...

Friendship Finders=fantastic. Happy birthday to lovely her!

RottenMom said...

Happy Birthday to Lola! She is such a doll baby!

The Valentines are so perfect!

~Amber Elise~ said...

"the ultimate kegel"...haha... I had to read that post:)... Happy Birthday Lola!!! May her life always be blessed with that air of magic, a beautiful spirit Indeed!

nfmgirl said...

"She created Friendship Finders, a school club where her and girlfriends seek out lonely kids on the playground and talk to them." This makes me very happy!

Happy Birthday, Lo-lo-lo-lo-lola! (Hopefully you've introduced her to The Kinks?!)

All This Trouble... said...

You DO make lovely babies! Happy 9th to Lola!

Savor this year, Lola! Next year will be double digits all the way, baby!

WV: flash -how it all goes by too quickly...

swonderful said...

happy birthday sweet lola! i love that she loved singin' in the rain. it's pretty wonderful. have you ever clicked on my profile photo on my blog? there is a singin' in the rain surprise hidden under it. :)

Josey said...

I just read her birth story and was amazed. *sigh* Beautiful, terrifying, amazing...

Happy birthday Lola!

anymommy said...

Happy birthday, Lola Moon. Your pictures of your joy (and hers) make me feel relaxed and happy just looking at them.

Elizabeth said...

Awwwwwwww--

I love this post. And all the sweet photos. And your Lola Moon. Happy Birthday to her and happy birth day to you. And many more. Cha Cha Cha.

Dari said...

Happy birthday to beautiful Lola! She seems like an old soul and wise beyond her years. Friendship Finders makes me so happy that I want to give her a huge hug. I hope she always stays that kind and loving! Good job Maggie!

Bee said...

Thinking about Friendship Finders made me tear up; what a great idea! Happy birthday to the dear, sweet Lola.

Alli Easley said...

We sing that song to our Lola all the live long day too. Whatever Looooooola wants...Loooooola gets.

Happy Birthday sweet big Lola!

Annie said...

Happy Birthday, Lola! You have good taste in Musicals. I love Singing in the Rain! You might like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, though they are in black and white.

Maggie, you have a beautiful daughter! But, you know that. Her club is wonderful.

Petit fleur said...

I'm late, but I do wish Lola the best year ever!

BTW, that photo of all of you is priceless. The look on Mr. Curry's face while wearing the party hat juxtaposed with everyone else's zaniness... I don't know, I just cracked up and my heart was warmed.
xo

hayley j said...

i just randomly came across your blog (you know how that goes...)this post brought a tear to my eye. friendship finders? that is the sweetest thing ever. you have got a great girl on your hands, and if i am ever fortunate to have a girl, i would want her to be like lola :)

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