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!


  1. We are super excited to celebrate Claire's birthday too. Ideas on presents?

  2. Could always use a good book, hard pages still though. She will destroy paper. Otherwise, one piece puzzle maybe? She likes pushing things, touching things, puppets (there is a cool book comes w/ monster hand puppet), but don't feel obligated by any means! We'll just be glad to have you come :-)