Saturday, June 07, 2008

This place is hoppin!

Mom and daughter on her frst birthday
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

The party was fantastic. The weather was perfect (a bit humid but not deadly). and A. was in a very good mood for most of it. I was running around a bit too much to enjoy it my self but I think everyone had a good time.
A. did not smash her cake. she was very delicate with it, picking off each blob of icing individually, so we had to smash it a bit so she could try the cake part. I think she liked it.
Birthday cake
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

she is now 18 lb 2 oz, and 30 inches long. and she eats like a horse

The big news... Yesterday she figured out how to be mobile. She can now push herself backwards on her butt, in small circles. I am trying to figure out how to post some video of this development.

My inlaws left yesterday, and now we have about 2 weeks of no visitors, but then my mom visits again for a few days. It looks like between now and then, I will finally get to experience the joy of babyproofing the house.

I have not cross stitched a thing in days, I have been reading! First , "Odd Thomas" by Dean Koontz, I have always loved Dean, so I figure if he puts out 4 books on the same character maybe I should start reading them (good but not his best). Then "things I learned about my dad (in therapy)" a group of essays by bloggers and writers edited by my favorite mommy blogger, Dooce (Heather Armstrong). I liked this book, but am unsure if I want Ian to read it as it seems a source for lots of reasons why you should never have more than one kid. And speaking of ex-Mormons now I am reading "Under the Banner of Heaven" by Jon Krakhauer. I am fascinated and horrified by the story of the LDS church, both mainstream and fundamentalist, of which I only had a vague notion prior to this book. But this is not a religious blog so I will leave it at that.

Back to cross stitching. I was almost finished with the Winter block, but realized that i was all out of 3023, so I need to go buy that, in the meantime, have started the last block, spring, but it is nothing to show yet just a blob of red.


Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl! You and her look beautiful together! Her hair is getting curlier:)

Lee said...

You two look wonderful! Such a happy picture...It's a treasure!

HB to the little darlin.

Abi said...

Happy Birthday pretty girl! I'm glad you enjoyed your cake. :)

Cathy said...

She is such a cutie! Happy Birthday to her, and here's to her being mobile. Batten down the hatches, because things will NEVER be the same!

Brenda said...

Lovely picture of you and A, Heather. Life will busy now that she is mobile. Have fun.