Tuesday, October 29, 2013

micah's birthday bash.

taking a balloon theme to the max.
on a minimum budget.
though if time was money... let's not talk about that.

12 helium balloons.
about a billion regular ones.
homemade bunting. 

homemade cake pops. 
(in lieu of a goodie bag, on a foam "cloud", along with balloons and a decorated pumpkin!)

balloon poster. with his month-by-month stats. 
if you look closely, in the picture, he's got a hot air balloon basket next to him! 
homemade birthday cake. with balloons. made with the help of a friend who also makes amazing cakes as her side business.

the kids decorated pumpkins in a mess-free manner.
 and everyone wrote notes in micah's birthday book! 
let the party begin!
we survived a year!
and so did he!

cake smash. 
i'm a little obsessed with these. 
suit and tie, justin timberlake?
i beg to differ.
diaper and tie.

 (that's his birthday plate hidden under the smash cake!)

happy birthday, micah!
it could be said that i enjoyed planning your party more than you could have enjoyed the actual party.

everyone wins.

Friday, October 18, 2013

time. flies.

i've always thought time was crazy.
and then time really got crazy...

365 days.
some days, i functioned in terms of nap. "made it to morning nap. yes. now afternoon nap. phew."
other days, i thought, "oh, man. it's already bed time."
a few days i didn't get to see him a lot.
most recent days we're together a ton.
i've changed a lot of diapers. cloth ones.
i've endured a lot of crying. with and without reason.

i've had my heart melted. a lot.
smiles. giggles. farts. (come on, i haven't matured.)

and all of the sudden, my little baby is one!

just wait, his birthday party is next weekend :)

one year ago...

also, watch the video!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

starting the fall!

stacking blocks...

 ...and destroying them.

 a wagon that doubles as a ball pit.

story time. 


...and paint. plus paint everywhere else.

as for baking, well... not so much lately.
but i have been crafting!
a lot of it i can't share yet, since it's for christmas.
but here are some birthday crafts!