Hey it’s 2018, blog! Here’s a throwback post to last summer with my little Goo-age. He turns one year old in two days. One year of Goo! One magical first year! He’s such a good baby. We are very, very fortunate, and believe me I don’t ever forget it.
One week ago Goo and I drove Mumsie to the airport and then paid a visit to my friend Christy and her adorable little baby and her new house. We hadn’t seen her since summer of last year, and she wasn’t able to make it to Goo’s birthday party last Saturday because she was preparing an elaborate ice cream cake for her husband’s birthday the next day. Look at those curls!
Since Goo’s actual birthday falls on a Wednesday this year, we had his party on Saturday. I wanted to keep the guest list nice and short, and I did: the guests were Bob and Fleeta (staying with us for the weekend), Brenna and Ronia, Shirley and Lew, our friend Vivienne and her adorable baby as well as her sister and niece. And that’s it! The party had a train/rainbow sort of theme going on. I didn’t stress out about party decorations too much, or making a perfect cake. Pinterest-worthy I am not interested in. Just fun!
I made Goo a “funfetti” cake with frosting covered in rainbow sprinkles, his name in blue sparkly gel, a rainbow that I drew with gel and a few sparkle stars. You’ll have to imagine it in your head because I couldn’t post it online…privacy!
Actually you’ll have to imagine the entire party because none of the pictures uploaded to Flickr as they are all in an album. But look at this amazing basketball court. Why don’t more basketball courts look like this??
Here’s a shot of the flowers Brenna gifted me with the day of the party, saying that in Brazil, they celebrate the mommy on baby’s first birthday! Sounds great to me!
Bear Cub and Maggie give chase to their little dog park friend, Bubba. His owner’s name is Janet–I’m blogging her name to help me remember! Like most dog owners I tend to remember the dog’s name and not the owner’s name.
Brenna gifted us with “Reasons my kid is crying”, and this picture was one of my favorites.
Freshly re-lashed self-portrait.
Josh bought me some body butters for Christmas which was a sweet gesture but pregnancy/motherhood has made me even MORE sensitive to smells so I returned them to T.J. Maxx. I hadn’t been to a T.J. Maxx since I lived in Idaho, and didn’t really expect to find anything I wanted (except chocolate–they have lots of chocolate), but lo and behold, what’s this? A sparkly green-and-blue makeup/jewelry case for travel that is very ME.
And I HAD to take a picture of this…T.J. Maxx had my original Caboodle case! Awww, the nostalgia! Fun fact: now Urban Outfitters is selling Caboodles as “vintage make-up cases”. I am oooooold.
I don’t have any work lined up this week, but I have a new job to apply for so it’s time to polish up my resume. And sign me and Josh and baby up for baby swim lessons, since we’re taking him to Maui in April (thanks to my in-laws, AGAIN! Hooray!).
Playing around with Josh’s olloclip macro setting and Angus the fish. Every time, and I do mean EVERY TIME I post a picture of Angus on IG I have some concerned Betta freak piping up about how I’m mistreating him. Seriously, Betta people are THE WORST. I’ve kept Angus alive for 2.5 years now, I think we’re doing just fine, thank you very much! “Appreciate your concern“, as Kurt would say.
Here’s a short list of items my son refuses to keep on his body: hats, gloves, socks and shoes. Oh, and cute sunglasses. Sigh.
Erika’s little painting is finally complete! Next up: matching “Six Feet Under” paintings of green hearses for my mother and Aunt Lisa, who are obsessed with that show.
Yesterday’s rainy walk with Fleeta, Josh and Goo, and a couple of crazy black dogs. Goo would not keep his gloves on.
“Mooooom! Enough with the self-portraits!” So long bloggeroos!