Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To!!

Finally! It's done and over. W's party was a success. Well, that's what I hear anyway. I honestly don't remember very much of it. I was sooooo busy running around setting things up, feeding W, trying to make sure everything is going smoothly, I didn't even get to eat the main course!!! Pasta! My favorite and I didn't get a single bite. Sigh.

Even though my mom and I got there super early, it still took me over an hour to set up. Crazy, right? I wish I could've cloned myself just for one hour. My back is a little achy from all the lifting and packing/unpacking I had to do. And even though I had some help with the setup, I was walking back and forth so much that my feet were killing before the party had even started! Basically, all I could think about during the whole thing was, "Ow, my aching feet!" and "It is so hot in here!"

We didn't take any pictures ourselves (as if I had the time) so I'm extremely glad we hired a photographer. It'll be a while before we get to see any of the photos but hopefully they will post a few of them on their blog. I hope they came out okay and I hope my face isn't all shiny from all the sweat. Who forgot to bring her powder? That would be me.

I knew W would have a hard time with all the attention and people. He gets overwhelmed pretty easily. But he did have plenty of smiles as well, especially when he was crawling around or when he was eating. The big question is...what did he pick for his doljabi? Well, he didn't really. He just stared at the items for a really long time, looked around and starting laughing and crawling over the stuff! LOL!!! He kept doing this and finally we decided to designate the stethoscope as his choice. Not because he grabbed it, but because it was the item he touched the longest. I know, kinda lame and anticlimactic.

Our proudest achievement was having made the photobooth. That's right. We MADE it. We still have a few kinks to work out but for the most part, it's great! Here are a few of my favorite photos...

Aw, my poor little W. He just finished crying. Don't you just love his red Converse and crazy hair? So happy he's my son. Can't wait to take more photobooth pictures with him!

My baby is now a toddler and it's still hard for me to think of him this way. It's been the most incredible year of my life. Nothing compares. I hope one day, he will be able to read this little journal of mine and know just how much we love him. Every one always says "enjoy him when he's this little," and we absolutely have. I already miss his gummy smile, the funny newborn faces he used to make, all his pudginess!, his crying face (so cute!), his crazy hairs, his chuckling when he sleeps... ALL OF IT. Sigh, he's already acting so grown up. Where did my baby boy go?

Well, I know much more fun is ahead of us. I welcome the challenges of raising our little man. Who wants to guess item gets ruined first?! LOL!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Baby No More

Today is the best day of my life. A year ago was also the best day of my life. I'm going to include everyday in between as well. My little baby is an entire year old today! My heart was celebrating all day long. How did we get so lucky and so blessed to have such an amazing little boy as our own?

I was originally going to bake a little cake..frosting and all. But I decided that it was too sweet and too much effort for something I would only take away after a fistful. So, a "pan-cake" would have to do.

He enjoyed the sprinkles for a long time before even realizing the pancakes were edible.

Mmmm...soft and fluffy texture in my mouth. I can get used to this.

I like pancakes so much, I want to eat it through my nose, too!

This is so good. You gotta try some.

I had to take it away because he was stuffing huge pieces of it into his mouth and choking. Sigh.
Glutton for punishment.

He went back to working on all the sprinkles. Yes, he's saving the blue one for later.

What a happy one-year-old baby :) We love you sooo much!!!

Probably the only age when you can spend your birthday in your birthday suit.

We spent the day doing ordinary things. IKEA, then Target. I did run into a couple of friends and that was a really nice surprise. We were back home for dinner and grandma visited, which made W very happy. All in all, it was a normal day for us. Except that I felt like I was on cloud nine the whole time. It was a day filled with memories of this past year and how much my little baby has grown. He's so amazing and so funny! I never would've guessed that my big-headed fetus would grow to be this delicious, quirky and inspiring human being. Every day I get to wake up to his sweet face and I am reminded of what my role on this earth is. I'm so blessed to be his mommy and this has been a very special birthday to me.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Love It, I Covet

Isn't it pretty? I've been looking for a two-sided clock since we moved in. Our walls are bare. All we have is a cracker-thin TV in the living room and that's about it. No pictures, no clocks. Just paint and texture. I think once we start putting up photos we love, it'll feel much more homey and cozy. I'm usually a decisive person but I'm finding this whole home decorating business really mind-boggling. The options are endless and I love so many styles of interior design, I'm constantly struggling in my own mind as to which direction to take. Sigh. At least I decided on a clock.