Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's almost here!

A few days away until Claire's big day! I'm just excited to let her show everyone her walking skills because she has it about down pat, especially if she is carrying a toy.

Besides the big day, the weather has been just beautiful. It is so fun letting Claire be outside with her cute little jacket and now with her little shoes. Fall is here and the temperature has been so nice.  It has allowed us to get the grass seed planted in the torn up yard-and the grass is actually growing!

So what will the next endeavor be? To figure out a way to store these things kids require...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Birthday pondering

As the middle of September has arrived, I am getting eager to celebrate Claire's first birthday. Part of me feels like I did when I was a kid, eagering awaiting Christmas to come. I'm not sure why that is, but as special as she is to me, celebrating this first fast year is coming and I just can't wait! I never want to wish away days, but truly, I am just excited to share her first birthday with friends and family.

The planning process has had my mind buzzing for weeks.  I browse and browse and browse and before I know it another day has gone by. First, I anticipated making all these great things but as it gets closer, I've decided maybe I was being too Martha Stewartish. I am not a perfect planner and never have been very good at throwing parties.  Either way, we'll have a good time.  I do know, we'll have BBQ pork and some sides, lots of cool decorations (that I and my friend are making), and hopefully a good crowd gathering for the day.  I've not finished her outfit yet, but I'm hoping she will allow me to put something cute on her head-we'll see though, she's not a fan of headbands any more :-(

For the rest of this month, I guess I will keep making my lists and remaking them because that is what I am good at.  Luckily, I hae no shortage of paper while at work, so I can jot down all kinds of things while patients sleep. Enjoy the cooler weather!