Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Princess of Power Turns (gulp) 23!

Well everybody, this magical morning at 6:06am our mother birfed her first baby girl. She was a  7lb. 2oz. little lady with a full head of hair.  So here ya go, 23 reasons why I love the Princess of Power, RMC yeah you know me, Becky Bunny, Berbaque, and my personal favorite, B-Loafer!

1. She's scrawny. Upon looking at her, it appears as though you can break her like a twig. Her fingers are just bones, the skinniest little pencils you've ever seen. It's really quite remarkable. If you get a chance, hold her hand for a minute, you'll be very impressed. But I like her little hands, they're unique. 
2. She's scrappy. She may not look like a fighter but I tell ya, she's got a lot of rage inside her tiny frame. She's a kicker, in fact, one time she was doing these high kicks to keep me away from her and she kicked me in the face. If you ever get in a fight with her, watch out for the kicking or you'll get worked. 

3. She's a teeny bopper. She'll admit that she likes most cheesy, lame teen movies. But in reality, I think a lot of people like these movies but they'll never admit it. I like that she embraces it; she's not afraid to be herself. 

4. She has a passion for good TV shows. I like that. She likes all the shows I like and even with her super anal, intense need to get things done all the time personality, she'll spend an entire night watching a killer TV line-up and be totally stoked about it.

5. She's a thoughtful gift giver. She's not one of those people who just buys crap at the last minute. She'll really put a lot of thought and energy into giving gifts. I'm always excited to see what I'm getting from her, whether it be for Christmas or my Birfday. I always know that it's going to be something I really like and that she put a lot of thought into. 

6. She's fast. If a wild animal of some sort, or ya know, a kidnapper were chasing both of us, I'd be in serious trouble. 

7. She's got good taste in guys. I say that mostly because we both tend to be attracted to the same kinds of guys. Ya know, tall, dark and ruggedly hansom. NBD

8. She eats whatever she wants. Of course I hate her for this because only a handful of people can eat whatever they want and not gain any lbs, I sadly, am not one of them anymore. For instance, this past weekend we went to the cabin and on our drive home Becca bought and ate with almost no help, an entire bag of Cheeto's. Upon finishing the bag she said, "Ya know Sennett Fraughton got one thing right, Cheeto's are the best chip ever!" 

9.   She takes care of me. She is what I consider the ultimate big sister. I couldn't ask for a better one. She laughs with me when I laugh, she cries with me when I cry and she makes sure that I'm not doing anything stupid. She takes care of me, and being the baby of the family, let's be honest, I need all the help I can get. 

10. She's afraid of really weird things. Like Bears and Moose. I make fun of her constantly for it, but I find it endearing. 

11. She is a very fun person to go on vacation with. If any of ya'll have not been on a vaca with Beck, I would highly recommend it. She'll break it down all over Hawaii, Newport, D.C. or wherever. The point its, wherever she is, you can guarantee it's going to be a party. 

12. She likes Karaoke. Okay, so the Christensen Family Singer's aren't really the best singers in the world. Everybody except for Hal can carry a tune, but we're not known for our mad singing skillz. Anyway, when Becca is doing Karaoke, she's not afraid to belt it! She'll throw all caution to the wind and sing her little heart out. Good for you Beck, good for you!

13.  She's really clean. Even though she's super anal and OCD about cleaning and it drives me crazy most of the time, the reality is, who doesn't like things to be clean? I mean really, when someone voluntarily deep cleans your room or bathroom, who is going to complain about that? Not me, that's for sure. Thanks B-Loaf, for making up for my lack of cleaning enthusiasm. 

14. She's beautiful. Inside and out, she is one of the most beautiful people I know. 

15. She appreciates a good nap. 

16. She is coordinated. Most girl's aren't super coordinated. Sorry gals. But Becca can seriously hold her own. Even though she's the biggest hacker I've ever seen while playing Basketball, she can dribble and pass and shoot. As a lover of sports, I appreciate pure coordination, and my friends, Becca has some serious coordination. 
17. She can do cool tricks on a trampoline. Back flips, front flips, aerials, back hand springs, front hand springs, swivel hips, brandy's... the list goes on and on. When it comes to jumping on tramps, she is boss. 

18. She gives Rosa (our dog) deep tissue massages. Weird, right? And totally unnecessary for a dog, right? Well, think about it, who doesn't like a good massage? And after watching the level of relaxation coming from Rosa's face, I think she appreciates every minute of it. How considerate of you Becca. On behalf of Rosa, I thank you. 

19. She's funny and has a great sense of humor. Not only can she crack jokes, and chime in with witty comments, she isn't a stage hog. She'll laugh with you and add some entertainment of her own. What a nice combo!

20. She has a good sense for fashion. I feel like she's always dressed really cute. I think I'm turning into the 'other' sister who doesn't know 'how to dress herself' or whatever.

21. She loves Dr Pepper as much as I do. In fact, I think drinking DP together may be our favorite pastime. She's not afraid to crack one open at 9 in the morning. C'mon, we all have those mornings and it just makes life so much better to give in and throw back an ice cold carbonated beverage. 

22. She's a people pleaser. Most of the time I take full advantage of this particular trait. I think I can get Becca to do pretty much whatever I want. Like go to Water Aerobics with my G-ma C. at 7 am on a Saturday. Not for the work out of course(I mean how much of a work out can it be considering the old lady in the front row sticking close to the edge due to the short cord of her oxygen tank) but simply for the entertainment of watching G-ma try to conquer the back float with the help of her friends. Doesn't get much better than that!

23. And finally, Becca will not back down from a challenge or difficult task. For example, she was the one who had to tell me the worst news of my life. I know this was very difficult for her, considering she knew the news would make my world come crashing down; but she did it. She stepped up and did the best she could with a horrible situation. I wouldn't have wanted to hear such news from any other soul on Earth, and I appreciate and admire her courage. 

Happy 23rd Rebecca Mary, you're my pretty, pretty Princess and I love you forever and for always.


Megs said...

Happy Birthday Becca!

Allyson said...

Happy Birthday to my Fifi face. I think Kate said it all...she hates moose, shes a professional nap taker, and believe me she IS one hell of a scrappy kicker. I speak from experience of several bruised ribs, jammed fingers and fat lips.
If I may, I'd like to add a couple of my own to this list:

1. She can play Baby Uh-Oh like nobody's business

2. She has totally indescribable hair in the morning. It's like...a I said, totally indescribable.

3. She hearts buying random garbage from Urban Outfitters and hearts even more wearing it all out of the store and around the mall for all to see.

4. She sets her alarm for 6:06 am every birthday morning. Precious.

5. She is a people watcher like no one I have even seen before. There is no one else I would rather go to the park with to stare at wierdos all day long.

6. She fell off the back of a horse once. Into the buffalo River none the less.

7. She's a really great pen pal.

8.She wet her pants on the Ferris Wheel.

9. She's down for a good dollar movie, or 3 good dollar movies any day of the week.

10. She captured my heart when I was 4 years old ("Hi, I'm Becca. You wanna play bawbies?")and has had it ever since. And she's not even a lesbian.

I love you B!

Celia and Scott said...

Happy Birthday B-loafer, Boo, Bun Bun, Bec Bec, Pretty Prid Prid, and whatever the heck else your family calls you!

We love you!

Two Ladies and No Baby said...

Thanks Ya'll you are all too kind. Here's to all of us getting action from Patrick Dempsey. That's what I'm talking about.
-Birthday bliotch

Haley Anne said...

dear ladies and not even lesbians,
i heart your blog so much because its super heartfelt/hilarious/a great pick-me-up.
you are all too sassy for your own good.
Happy birthday to every stinking one of you!
haley anne

Celia and Scott said...

p.s. I have to say, I don't really appreciate the title of this post -- "(gulp) 23"?!?!?! Um, then what was my last birthday, "(slit your throat) 30"?!?!?!

Allyson said...

Yes Celia."Slit your throat 30." Because that's what I'll be doing on that milestone birthday.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Ashley! Can you believe we are 23? Where have those skank ninja days gone? I hope it was a fun one and I wish I could have party hard with ya! I miss our DP and french fry runs...someday when you came to KC again we'll have to it. Will has inherited my love for french fries! Happy 23!

Raine said...

Good for people to know.