everything is temporary

When I showed her this picture only 5 minutes after taking it, she laughed.


Possible lesser known holidays that our baby girl Tajsa could arrive on…

I found this calendar page of “lesser known holidays” and, after discovering my own birthday is also National Hot Cross Buns Day and also National Neighborhood Day (9/11), I wanted to note these for when she arrives. Now we’ll also have a little fun fact about her birthday, which I am told almost certainly won’t come on the date she is expected, which is sort of in the middle of this list:

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013
              Laboratory Day
            A Mad scientists Favourite Day
Wednesday, April 24th 2013
              24 Hour Comics Day
            A day to not only celebrate, but to engage in the creation of comics. Try to create your own full 24 page comic book in 24 consecutive hours.
              Astronomy Day
            It should be called Astronomy Night, have a look up at the stars tonight
              Plumber’s Day
            If you are a plumber, today is your special day
Thursday, April 25th 2013
              World Penguin Day
            Today is dedicated to our fine feathered swimming friends, the penguin
Friday, April 26th 2013
              Landscape Architecture Day
            Today in 1822 Frederick Law Olmsted was born, he is the father of landscape architecture
              National Pretzel Day
            Eat your heart out on pretzels, but be sure not to choke.
              Shuffleboard Day
            Get out and play a round of Shuffleboard today
Saturday, April 27th 2013
              World Tapir Day
              Write an Old Friend Today Day
            Compose and eMail or letter to someone you haven’t talked to in awhile
Sunday, April 28th 2013
              Great Poetry Reading Day
            Why not read some poetry
              Santa Fe Trail Day
        Tuesday, April 30th 2013
              Hairstyle Appreciation Day
            Tell someone their hairstyle looks great

Wednesday, May 1st 2013
              Save a Rhino Day
            If you see a rhino in need, save its life and it will grant you three wishes
Thursday, May 2nd 2013
              Roberts Rule of Order Day
            I second that motion
              Space Day
            Learn something about outerspace today
Saturday, May 4th 2013
              Kite Day
            Get outside and fly a kite today – weather pending!
              National Weather Observer’s Day
Sunday, May 5th 2013
              Cinco de Mustache
            Grow the best Mustache posible and compete with your friends for their adoration.
              National Hoagie Day
            Stuff yourself silly with a good ol’fashion Hoagie Roll.
Monday, May 6th 2013
              Nurses’ Day
Tuesday, May 7th 2013
              International Tuba Day
            Listen to some Polka music and enjoy the sounds of one of the biggest brass instruments
Wednesday, May 8th 2013
              National Teacher Day
              No Socks Day
            Put on some sandles and go sockless today.
Thursday, May 9th 2013
              Lost Sock Memorial Day
            Take a moment of silence for all the lost socks and their loved ones.
Friday, May 10th 2013
              Golden Spike Day
            Think about a world without a transcontinental railroad
Saturday, May 11th 2013
              Eat What You Want Day
            Better than meat day and vegetarian day combined… eat what ever you want today
Sunday, May 12th 2013
              Another Kite Day
              Limerick Day
Wednesday, May 15th 2013
              National Chocolate Chip Day
            Put chocolate chips in everything today, your cookies, coffee, everything
              National Receptionists Day
            Be extra nice to your receptionist today
              Straw Hat Day
            Break out the straw hats today and wear them with pride
Thursday, May 16th 2013
              National Sea Monkey Day
            Order some Sea Monkeys and watch them grow


The babies born between 1965 and 1970 were historic — they were part of the highest global population growth rate ever achieved, 2.1 percent a year