Jun 8, 2010

WW - Random Birthday Post

Forty three years ago today, my mom gave birth to her third and favorite child........Me!  In honor of my birthday I thought I would share a past birthday memory.

When I was either 8 or 9 my mom asked me what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday.  Having recently discovered a love for Sara Lee strawberry cheesecake I asked her if she would buy me one.  I remember her being a little miffed that I wanted a store bought cake, but she agreed.

My request didn't stop there, I also asked if she could buy me my very own cheesecake!

That's right.......I wanted that perfectly delicious cheesecake all to myself.  Just put that baby in front of me and let me have at it! 

I went over to my moms this morning to get the picture of me sitting with my very own cheesecake, but we couldn't find it.

I resorted to my favorite complaint that as a third child there aren't any pictures of me, so my mom whipped out the album which contains pictures from when I was born (which now reminds me that the picture I was looking for is probably in my baby book).

Here is my mom posing at my baby shower with one of her gifts.  For those of you that are a little younger than I am, that is a baby car seat.

I'm pretty sure the only reason any of the kids from my generation made it past childhood was because our parents didn't get into a car accident with us in the car.......because you know that seat was used just to keep us from rolling around on the floor boards of the car!

So last week when my mom asked me what type of cake I wanted for my birthday I said, "Cheesecake."  But I let her make it this time around and I won't be eating the entire cake by myself.

Happy Birthday to my fellow Gemini's and Happy Wordful Wednesday.

34 comments:

Julie Brooks said...

Great post! Love that you wanted a cake all to yourself! =)
That 'car seat' is frightening!! How on earth did they put a baby (newborn) in that thing!?
I agree, all of us from the sixties & seventies are alive only because of no car accident. Crazy stuff!
Happy Birthday my dear friend!

blueviolet said...

That car seat was a safe as a folding chair for a card table. Happy Birthday my cheesecake lovin' friend!

Jen said...

Aw, you are so cute!

Great post.

EG Wow said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad you've decided to share your cheesecake. I'll be right over. :)

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! And cheesecake is the BEST! I hope you get one just for yourself again this year :)

robin said...

Awww! How adorable! You were such a cutie!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
And it's so funny how all the moms kinda look the same from back then. I think mine had that house coat!

Mandy said...

Fabulous post! Happy Birthday to you. LOVE the pictures. :)

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Love it! Happy Birthday!

At least your parents used a carseat! Mine put me in a bassinet in the backseat!!!!

Jenners said...

Happy Happy Birthday! We're almost the same age!!! It is amazing we survived when you look at that baby gear we had back then!! Love the photos in this post!

Kathy said...

Well, how very interesting! Sixty-five years ago today my mom gave birth to her only surviving child. Me! I can't believe we have the same birthday. Girl, I knew there was something special about you!

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
I am also celebrating my 32 birthday today!!
Those pictures are priceless!!
and that carseat oh man!!!
Many Blessings to you!!!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Happy Birthday! I love the pictures of your Mom she was quite the hip lady back in the day. She looks so pretty proudly holding you as a baby.

Christina said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle!!! Love the photo memories! :) Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Tiaras said...

Happy Happy Birthday girlie! And you can eat the entire cake if you like!!

Buckeroomama said...

Have a wonderful birthday, my friend! Enjoy your cheesecake! :)

debi9kids said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your cheesecake!

ps OMGOSH! The "carseat"! My mom has crazy photos of the baby "gear" she used when I was little and I swear you're right... I'm only alive due to sheer luck. LOL

sheila said...

LOL! I was born in 65. So I love these old pics! Great carseat! lol

Sam_I_am said...

Happy Birthday! Thank goodness you survived that car seat! :-)

Jingle said...

Happy Birthday!!! These are fun photos!

Genny said...

Michelle,
I loved this post! It was sweet to read about your birthday memories.

How did you get the photos in there? Scan them? The quality still looks great. I've wanted to use some old photos too, but wasn't sure the best way...

Hugs to you!
genny

Casey's trio said...

Happy birthday to you! LOL at the carseat...amazing we all survived ;) Hope you get your fill of cheesecake!

Alicia said...

Awww!!! What a sweet post!! And yes, I'm surprised that there weren't more fatalities when we were babies! Seat belt law? Yah, right!!! LOL

And how was the cheesecake???? That is my favorite dessert!

jenn said...

It's your birthday, so calories don't count. Eat the whole thing. haha.

Happy birthday.

lisaschaos said...

Welcome to 43! I turned 43 in Feb. :) I never even knew they made car seats back then! I certainly did not have one, lol. I used to stand in the seat while my mama drove around. :)

Pam said...

Happy BIrthday to you. I, also, wonder how we ever made it through those years. I remember my parents letting me ride on the back of the truck with my legs dangling off. I'd never let my kids do that.

The Blue Zoo said...

Love the pics!! Such a cutie baby you were.

And that car seat looks scary! LOL I was all "What is THAT?"

latree said...

happy birthday, michelle. leave some chhesecake for me will you? ;)

Krystyn said...

Happy birthday!

So glad you got your cheesecake now and then.

And, holy cow, I guess when my mom told me she held me on her lap in the car and it was okay, I should have believed her...because it wouldn't have been any less safe than that seat!

Serline said...

What a trip down memory lane... happy birthday!

Whimsical Creations said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Hope your day was wonderful!

Staci Danford said...

May your birthday be filled with cheesecake wishes and young wrinkle free dreams.. I'm 43 too and my mom and dad's idea of a car seat was a hand up to catch me while I stood up in the middle... That still floors me. haha oh well.... we made it.
Happy Birthday,
Staci

Mamarazzi said...

that "car seat" is a scream...and so is the idea of rolling around on the floor boards. GREAT post!

and happy belated birthday!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Happy Belated birthday! Your mom is a very pretty lady. :)

Honey Mommy said...

Wow! Now I totally know what my mom was talking about when she told us about the car seats we had when we were little.

That would totally not save anybody!

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