Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Through the years

It was 37 years ago today that I was born. Mom said it was a Thursday morning.

Looking through photo albums, I found pics of a few birthdays past.

Here is my first birthday. That is my brother behind me and my cousin in front. That is my grandmother in the back. Her birthday is Nov. 8. This picture reminds me of Pickle and Stinkerbelle.

My kids have used that same high chair. Made to last, I think, because my brother used it, too. This picture of me and my brother was taken four days later. He was 10 1/2 in the picture. He is tall and blonde. I'm short and brunette. Gotta love genetics.

Below is my second birthday. I still have that little yellow robe.

Here is Cowgirl AoM. I can see where Hot Rod gets his knobby knees. I don't have them anymore. *sigh* I loved my Shirley Temple curls.

Now, my birthday in the fourth grade. That is me in the front with the white shirt and white clippies. The boy in the far right with the striped shirt holding his cup up - my cousin killed his dad. Lovely, huh? You can see LaLa (who comments on here occasionally) on the far left in the back.
My birthday cake from my 14th birthday. Was great. We had the party at Putt Putt. I loved Garfield. I thought it was funny when Pickle was hooked on him, too.

And, my cake from 20 years ago - on my 17th. I fell in love with penguins in the ninth grade. Now, my kids love penguins, too. It is so great!

And my birthday party in Ms. B's journalism class my senior year in high school. It was great: cake, soda and ice cream!!! My mom was so good to make my birthdays special.

I think I'll make myself a german chocolate cake for my birthday this year. Going to meet Army of Dad for lunch. Maybe I'll go spend that Barnes and Noble card Kat gave me, too. Hmm. A movie? I think I can give myself the day off. Maybe.


  • At 9:48 PM, November 06, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OMG! Can you nae all the people in the pic? I can see LaLa...I saw that one before I read what you said. Is that Tami Hicks in front of you???? Tonya Gilder in the red dress? I think I see Sherry Prindle??? Who is that in the striped shirt? who are all the others?

    WOW...brings back memories

    Happy Birthday to you!

  • At 9:56 PM, November 06, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I remember all of them. I can name everyone there. I'll email you all those names and the picture. :)

    Thanks for the birthday wishes.

  • At 6:44 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happt birthday honey.

  • At 6:45 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    A most happy birthday to you, AoM!
    Wild to go down memory lane sometimes, innit? It can feel like "just yesterday" or "eons ago", depending. "On what", I don't really know...

  • At 7:33 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy Birthday, hope to get together soon.

  • At 7:46 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy Birthday!I enjoy reading your blog, I hope you enjoy your day.

  • At 9:10 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday dear Army of Mooooom,
    Happy birthday to you!

  • At 9:11 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    if you emailed it to me... I didnt get it at home, please send! I would love to see all your pics from school and old year books. My mom lost ALL of my stuff in a fire.

    I figured out the striped shirt kid!!!! JG????

  • At 9:45 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger Rachelle Jones said…

    happy Birthday darling, is that homemeade vanilla yummmy.

    One of these days, we must get together.....

  • At 10:20 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    ArmyWife -Any kind of Blue Bell ice cream is good. I love that little creamery in Brenham. :)

    KR - haven't sent it yet. Sorry.

    UTMike and Kat - many thanks. *doing a curtsy*

    Hey guys, Mike is a rocket scientist. I wonder what the cotillion girls would say about that? I can't be too low brow, huh? Ha! Take that!

    AoD - thanks babe.

    MoK- some things seem like yesterday and others seem like an eternity ago ...

  • At 10:23 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    You say it's your birthday
    It's my birthday too--yeah
    They say it's your birthday
    We're gonna have a good time
    I'm glad it's your birthday
    Happy birthday to you.

    Happy Birthday from Uzz and the Beatles!

  • At 10:33 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    Oh yeah...a rocket scientist is in the house! As it turns out, I am reading a book called "Great Mambo Chicken & the Transhuman Condition" by Ed Regis. I have just finished reading about Bob Truax and I am getting into a section on Gerry O'Neill...fascinating stuff!!! It full of talk about rockets and other science that would be considered odd by the average Joe...which would be me:-)

    OK...back to B-Day mode!

  • At 10:50 AM, November 07, 2005, Blogger North Dallas Thirty said…

    Happy birthday, AoM! Like I said, I owe you lunch.....

  • At 10:58 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy birthday and many happy returns (sorry I'm not very original!)

  • At 11:45 AM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    question? who is that sitting right beside you? initials will work :-)

  • At 5:24 PM, November 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy Birthday!! :-)

  • At 2:25 PM, November 11, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I'm always grateful to be on the earth one more year.


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