Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mothers and Old Men

Where there is coffee served before 9am there is a table full of old men sitting around drinking some and waxing philosophical and/or discussing mundane daily inconveniences such as how they know it's about to rain because their arthritis is acting up. I like knowing this about the world. Not about arthritis but that there are old men that gather. I like getting up early, it's just not my natural clock. In my old life, after marriage but before kids when I was a freelancer on my own schedule, I didn't see the day before 9:30am. I get so much done now, I see so many different things, and Walmart, Kroger and Hobby Lobby are amazingly more pleasant in the morning hours. It is a trade off though. I haven't been able to keep myself up late to work on tight deadlines in a million years!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gearing Up For A Celebration, Monsters and Robots Style

 In only a few days the Little Mister will be ELEVEN months old! I can not believe the time has gone by so quickly. He's still as mellow as ever (thank goodness) and gaining new skills daily. Eleven months old means we are thinking about a first birthday party! I love first birthdays, we've always done those bigger than the other birthdays. They are just such a milestone, seeing a baby grow from this adorable, little blob of do-nothing to a baby who can move about the world, has opinions about stuff, can do things by themselves, communicate. And we survived it so we should get to celebrate!

I've decided the Little Mister's theme is going to be monsters and robots. I ordered this adorable hat from Fashion Touch on Etsy for his first birthday pictures. He thought it was so funny, not sure we'll get him to keep it on his head for long, taking this picture was a bit of a chore. I'm getting all excited with plans of things to make, decorations and scrappy craft projects then I wonder how I'll even get the house clean for a party, we're a zoo these days!