A Year Of Kidneybean

October 10, 2013


Today is Kidneybean’s first birthday.  It’s staggering to think it’s already been a year, and it’s staggering to think it’s only been a year.  And while I’m considerably less cool  than a year ago (I’ve caught myself humming “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” more than once, when there were no babies in the vicinity), and look considerably older (an agency I act for sometimes wanted to update headshots and I said I had a baby so I looked older – they laughed and said I looked great, then part way through the shots the photographer said, “Wow.  Yeah.  You look tired.”), but life is certainly immeasurably fuller.

Because it’s got more of this…


And this…


And this…



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48 Comments on “A Year Of Kidneybean”

  1. jubilare Says:

    Wow. I am not generally a baby fan, but yours is truly beautiful.


  2. mistyslaws Says:

    No! NO!! It has most definitely not been a year! You obviously got the date wrong, because she was born merely a few weeks ago. I don’t care if you were there and are one of her parents, you must be mistaken! Now quit this foolishness at once!

    (And happy birthday to your little darling! Please tell me you are getting the requisite icing slathered cake for her to put her face and hands into. There is nothing cuter!).


  3. silkpurseproductions Says:

    Happy Birthday Kidneybean. Don’t worry, your Dad is still cool.


  4. Teepee12 Says:

    You think the hard part is now? Wait til he starts borrowing the car 🙂 Stock up on tranquilizers!


  5. Hippie Cahier Says:

    Love that middle shot (well, all of them, but especially that one).


  6. Don't Quote Lily Says:

    Wow, a year? Huh. A very happy birthday to your adorable little girl!


  7. angeliquejamail Says:

    Happy birthday, Kidneybean, and congrats, B-Man and Mrs. B-Man, on surviving the first year! 😉


  8. Jackie Cangro Says:

    Kidneybean looks like a force to be reckoned with in that second photo.
    Happy birthday!


  9. Lorna's Voice Says:

    And you think you’re tired now…Just wait until Kidneybean becomes Mexican Jumping Bean! When they get mobile, your life changes in ways you never even thought of! Enjoy every moment. 🙂


  10. Eagle-Eyed Editor Says:

    Whoa! How does a year go by so fast?

    I think Kidneybean is hungry in the first photo. She appears to be eating the swing’s seat.


  11. List of X Says:

    You say you look different? Well, your daughter doesn’t look anything like her kidneybean photo from just 17 months ago.
    Happy birthday to all of you!


  12. The Bumble Files Says:

    Happy Birthday, Little Kidneybean!! She’s absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos. Congrats to you for surviving the first year.


  13. Renee B-W Says:

    Awww… Happy birthday KB :). My little cherub just turned 5; time flies. But once they start talking you’ll get great blog fodder. Last night Em was “reading” me a story she had drawn, and the best line was “and then Mummy made them a lunch before the world ended” 🙂


  14. Elyse Says:

    Happy Birthday, Kidneybean.

    Some day she’s going to experience what I did at about 4 yrs old. My mom hung up a picture of an incredibly handsome man, and I said, falling instantly in love, “who’s that.” She will always adore you, as I did my Dad.


  15. stormy1812 Says:

    Happy birthday! That’s the most adorable kidneybean ever 🙂 Time does fly and yet not. It’s a funny thing, time.


  16. Michael Says:

    Those pictures are cuter than a barrelful of Internet cats. Happy birthday, KB! Many happy returns!


  17. becomingcliche Says:

    Happy birthday, Kidney Bean!


  18. Michelle Says:

    Wow, a year already! Happy Birthday Byronic Baby!

    PS. I Look way older too and all I got this year was a new cat.


  19. Angie Z. Says:

    Congrats and happy birthday, Byrobaby! She’s beautiful.


  20. Life With The Top Down Says:

    Happy Birthday Kidney Bean you little cutie pie! I remember waiting patiently for her arrival and here we are a year gone by already..hard to believe. Considering there is something in her mouth in all of these photos I’m going to predict some major eye rolling in approximately 12 years.
    All the best for a celebration filled with love & happiness!


  21. speaker7 Says:

    Congrats on making it through the first year with sanity intact.


  22. pegoleg Says:

    What a doll! Happy day to the little chip off the ‘ol bean.


  23. susielindau Says:

    What a cutie patootie!!! She is a perfect 10 on 10/10!


  24. lovellasmessylife Says:

    Reblogged this on Lovella's Messy Life and commented:
    Happy Birthday Kidneybean! and why are you called a Kidneybean? intrigue. :*


  25. Paul George Eberlein Says:

    Ahh, the good ol’ days (which I can no longer remember) when I could stick my toes as well as my fingers in my mouth. Happy Birthday, Kidney Bean!


  26. RoSy Says:

    Happy 1 to your lil’ kidneybean! 🙂


  27. Sandy Sue Says:

    Many happy returns–as in what returns in the diaper once all is eaten.


  28. PinotNinja Says:

    Having a certainly immeasurably fuller is more cool in my book. Happy birthday to the munchkin and congrats to you for surviving year one of parenthood with a smile on your face and only relatively tiny bags under your eyes!


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  30. muddledmom Says:

    Congrats! I think surviving that first year is a real accomplishment. It’s a tough one. Happy 1st to the bean!


  31. Every Record Tells A Story Says:

    Congratulations – time flies when you’re having fun!


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