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Happy Birthday Twilli

August 7th, 2008 . by 21st Century Dad

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday Twilli

Our Little Girl Turns 1 today!

You’re my precious little angel. You are my truest of true loves. You’re only going to be a baby once, but you’ll always be my baby girl.

One full year has passed since the journey began. Whew! It really does go by in a flash. From her incredible birth story to where we are today, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. The incredible speed with which time passes after the birth of a child is offset by those times when she is crying, screaming, and inconsolable. That’s when time stands still. I love everything about this little girl, even those times when she is crying, screaming, and inconsolable.

Part of the festivities include a portrait of her in a traditional Korean hanbok. The dress she is wearing in the photo is one that is worn on a girl’s first birthday. You can see more photos of Twilli in my Flickr photostream.

A New Father and a New Man

I often say that I was born on August 7th, 2007 too. The birth of your first child changes you forever. My daughter’s role as my spiritual advisor continues to expand. No matter what happened in my past or what the crisis du jour is, my daughter is there for me as a reminder of how precious life is. She is the reason I want to be the best dad and the best person I can be.

Others Who Share a Birthday With Twilli

As a die-hard hockey fan, I’m pleased to know Sidney Crosby shares a birthday with my little one. He was born on 8/7/87, hence, he wears jersey number 87. Today is a significant milestone birthday for Mr. Crosby too. Twilli will enjoy some juice in a sippy cup. Sid the Kid barely missed drinking form Lord Stanley’s Cup this past spring. Today, he is raising a pint or two, or three or four or five…

Twilli has an affinity for metal objects. They hold her attention and sometimes find their way into her mouth. She likes metal. Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden, also celebrates today. His impressive vocal range earned him the nickname “Air Raid Siren.” We get to hear our little air raid siren when daddy extracts inedible objects from her mouth or when the magic boobies are not there when she wants them.

Ernesto Brown, a reader in Miami, has a daughter who shares a birthday with our Twilli. Happy birthday to you too.

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16 Responses to “Happy Birthday Twilli”

  1. comment number 1 by: John

    Happy Birthday and great picture! It really is true how much the birth of your son/daughter really changes you. I don’t even remember my life before Andrew.

  2. comment number 2 by: Heather

    Happy Happy Birthday Twilli!! Now I want a kimono for my daughter. Will have to look into it. Twilli is so pretty in her hanbok! Congrats to the whole family!

  3. comment number 3 by: Dad of Divas

    Happy Birthday Twilli!!! What a great picture and looks like you are loving the camera! I hope you have a great day and of course some cake to go with the special day!

  4. comment number 4 by: 1stopmom

    Happy Birthday Twilli! She looks absolutely adorable.

  5. comment number 5 by: thebaglady

    Cute! That’s a little Korean dress right.

  6. comment number 6 by: 21st Century Dad

    Thanks everyone! We had a great time today. I cooked a special dinner for everyone and Renee baked a cake.

    @Baglady – yes, that is a Korean dress indeed. It was my sister’s. I thought it was a special dress for the first birthday, but why would my sister have 4 of them?

  7. comment number 7 by: Corina

    She is beautiful! Happy Birthday Twilli! And it is true, that we are born as parents and as new people once our children are born. In that, happy birthday to you as well!

  8. comment number 8 by: Tyler @ Building Camelot

    I know I’m a little late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY anyway!

  9. comment number 9 by: BusyDad

    Happy belated birthday to Twilli! So true about a new you being born when you kid is.

  10. comment number 10 by: Jessica - MomDot

    AAWWW She’s a cute pie.

    Jessica
    MomDot Street Team(yes dad’s can join in on the fun)

  11. comment number 11 by: Greg

    Happy Birthday Twilli! I wish I was in town to help celebrate but I will have a present for her when I get back.

    Greg

  12. comment number 12 by: Beth

    I hope Twilli had a great birthday!!! One year old is a BIG day!

  13. comment number 13 by: Jared

    Wishing Twilli a happy belated B-Day! 😀

  14. comment number 14 by: Jojo

    Oh sorry I’m so late! But I hope Twilli all the happiness in the world and to grow up into a beautiful, intelligent, and deeply loved little girl. A great picture in her traditional dress, I love it! My baby turns one this coming monday – I’m planning a bash on sunday!

  15. comment number 15 by: List Mama

    My first child, also a girl, was born on August 7 (2001). What a great day!

  16. comment number 16 by: Twilli Turns 3 | 21st Century Dad

    […] Over the course of the following year, we witnessed an incredible transformation. This little peanut grew and grew. I grew as a person and discovered more about who I am. We wished Twilli a happy birthday once again. […]

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