Wednesday, July 05, 2006

happy birthday little one


it is so hard to believe that a year ago today Miss A was born. the first day was filled with sleeplessness and joy but we were ready to take on the world. each minute and hour was fresh in our mind we could recall how many diapers she had used and how often she ate even a week later.

some how we made it through the sleepless nights. we no longer keep track of how many diapers she uses but instead try to remember to write down the milestones as she reaches them. once so helpless she is now already showing us how independent she thinks she is. for her birthday she recieved a little push bike and she has already learned to get both on and off all by herself.

it is hard for me to immagine what she will be doing next year.

along with planning for her party these past weeks we have found ourselves in the middle of buying a house. i might start by saying that we were only just getting into the market when this all took place. we met with the realtor for the first time on a thursday and by tuesday we were not only looking at our first house but putting an offer down. by wednesday afternoon we had our offer accepted and friday we had the inspection. so now we are just going down the list of to-dos. it is hard to believe that by the end of this month we will be moving into our new place. i am happy to say that this new place includes a sewing room with built in shelving and sewing table. it has true 1950's charm and has not changed much since the owner moved in the early 60's. so from now until the end of the month we have our hands full but i am hoping to be a bit better about bloging and working on projects.

as for today we are enjoying a quite day at home with the birthday girl.

9 comments:

mo said...

What a special time- her first birthday. We are heading to #7 next month and it hardly seems possible. I love the sewing room table and built ins- fantastic!

Robyn said...

We just had birthday number 2 and each year is just an amazing thing. Congratulations on the house! A sewing room?! That should be required, right? :0) Hope you all have a good move.

Violet & Rose said...

I love that bicycle! It looks very cool. So do those little legs in the sweet green sandals. Congratulations on your house. It looks great, especially all that shelving in the sewing room. I'm drooling.

marianne said...

happy birthday and happy house! what milestones! I cried a few quiet tears when my babies turned one...so proud but just a little overwhelmed by the fact that we had reached one already! We're headed into August and fifth and second birthdays - still my babies though....

nonlineargirl said...

Happy birthday Girl A! Your party fixins are way more composed than ours were, but I am sure the celebration was equally joyous.

Wendy said...

Happy birthday little miss A, Ilove her swimming hat. Your new place looks fab good luck with the move.

A&P said...

Yay! Alena's party was great. Enjoy the single-digit years, little girl. :)

HeatherJ said...

A belated happy birthday to your little girl.

marianne said...

Forgot to ever tell you how truly charming your house looks..and a sewing room! I'm just in the process of converting my once was office to a creative/sewing room and its soooo exciting! And the garden area looks wonderful as well - do you have a green thumb or just a love of gardens....?