Friday, May 10, 2013

A special birthday post

Today is my (Rene's) birthday, and it's a milestone. The big 4-0. I debated if I should even mention it here, but then decided to share some special memories with our friends. 

I scanned in things from my baby book. To my delight, there are several cat references. I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

The card taped to my hospital bed. I was born in a small town with about 1100 people.

I giggled at some of the cards my parents received, like this one:

I really liked this one. The inside says "becomes a threesome!"

A scanned page from my baby book. Note that my first word was "kitty." :-)

Five and a half months old, with cat Woody.

Six months old:

When I was about a year old, my parents moved into the new house they built (on 10 acres!). Here is a Google maps photo of how it looks today:

Assorted photos from my baby book:

Two years old:

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate you all.


Old Kitty said...

Happy happy happy happy birthday!!! The great big 40!! What a great age!! I wish you a happy and fun day today!! May all your wishes come true!!

You and Woody are adorable!!

Take care

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Big 4-0! Thank you for sharing those pages out of your baby book! We see your mom passed down the "kitty gene" to you!

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Birthday, Rene! I love your photos. I think some of them could have been from my album of my kids. My son turns 40 in August!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday, Rene! We love that photo of you when you were 6 months old, it's adorable.

We hope you have a grand celebration! Our human still remembers turning 40 -- it was a good birthday for her, and we hope yours is too!

Anonymous said...

Funny how you can find such vintage style cards in your baby book, when we both remain so VERY young. :-)

Seriously, have a great day - and everything in this post is so darn cute. Makes me wonder if I've left my baby book stashed in Fondy or can find it somewhere here.

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Birthday Rene! You youngster, 40's were fantastic and I hope yours are as well. I think your post today was cool, I may have to steal your idea. EAT CAKE!!!

Greg_1948 said...

Happy Birthday from a new fan. I do not do birthdays myself anymore. I would love to be 40 again.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

lol I am surprised how many of those photos look like they could have been in my baby book.. :)

Hope you are having a WONDERFUL day!!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! I loved looking at your through the years pictures!

Roberta said...

Happy birthday, Rene. You don't look a day over 39. LOL Loved the precious pictures. You haven't changed a bit. Still cute and adorable. Have a great day.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday to you! How cool that you still have all those remembrances of when you were born. The mom says she remembers being 40...though it was a long time ago. Haha!

We hope you are having a great day!

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday Rene! I've always said 40 was so good, I wished I'd done it 10 years earlier. Enjoy!

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