Today you are one

The last twelve months could never have prepared me for today and the way it makes me feel. You’ve grown as I’ve stood still and watched time move too fast around you. You make me so proud but my heart aches knowing my baby is now a toddler and soon a little girl.

The changes have been more subtle this month, another new tooth but not up front where expected hiding down the side instead, more sounds edging closer to more words, and as of today a social side I hadn’t seen before like you know it’s your special day.

You have definitely said balloon and are officially obsessed with them, you actually said yellow balloon which startled me even though the balloon was orange. We’ve heard balloon a couple of times since but now you seem to have dropped the word in favour of squealing when you see one.

Toys are now snuggled and not just thrown, sometimes they get one of your loving kisses. Your joy of pulling everything out of the toy box or wash basket is now accompanied by you putting everything back which I have to say I like.

Swimming is progressing to a froggy paddle which you like to do most if someone is watching you, I love Mondays because swimming is one of the few activities that wear you out.

Running around just seems to wind you up and you go go go ever busy jetting around, now with some chatter in between. You like to talk most when there is someone to talk over the top of.

You been successfully breastfed for 12 months now, six of those supplemented with soy formula to help with your ever hungry belly. You love to eat everything including non food items which can be tiring but I am grateful for your lack of fuss as it makes it easier to navigate your dairy and beef allergies.

You still sleep like a newborn, I’m still hoping for some magical switch in your development that lets you sleep for more than four hours at a time.

So many details and I’m sure many more I’m forgetting, except the most important one, we are truly exceptionally blessed to have been given you and I treasure all these moments even though they move too fast for me.
I don’t know how we ever got by without you.

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Tomorrow a trip down memory lane.

Today you are one

The last twelve months could never have prepared me for today and the way it makes me feel. You’ve grown as I’ve stood still and watched time move too fast around you. You make me so proud but my heart aches knowing my baby is now a toddler and soon a little girl.
The changes have been more subtle this month, another new tooth but not up front where expected hiding down the side instead, more sounds edging closer to more words, and as of today a social side I hadn’t seen before like you know it’s your special day.

You have definitely said balloon and are officially obsessed with them, you actually said yellow balloon which startled me even though the balloon was orange. We’ve heard balloon a couple of times since but now you seem to have dropped the word in favour of squealing when you see one.

Toys are now snuggled and not just thrown, sometimes they get one of your loving kisses. Your joy of pulling everything out of the toy box or wash basket is now accompanied by you putting everything back which I have to say I like.

Swimming is progressing to a froggy paddle which you like to do most if someone is watching you, I love Mondays because swimming is one of the few activities that wear you out.

Running around just seems to wind you up and you go go go ever busy jetting around, now with some chatter in between. You like to talk most when there is someone to talk over the top of.

You been successfully breastfed for 12 months now, six of those supplemented with soy formula to help with your ever hungry belly. You love to eat everything including non food items which can be tiring but I am grateful for your lack of fuss as it makes it easier to navigate your dairy and beef allergies.

You still sleep like a newborn, I’m still hoping for some magical switch in your development that lets you sleep for more than four hours at a time.

So many details and I’m sure many more I’m forgetting, except the most important one, we are truly exceptionally blessed to have been given you and I treasure all these moments even though they move too fast for me.
I don’t know how we ever got by without you.

Tomorrow a trip down memory lane.

Prepping for a party

With Eve’s party coming up this weekend I’ve been trying to get some prep in each day so that I’m not a melting ball of stress on the day.

Today was decorations day and because I’m clever (lazy) I’ve loosely themed the party as confetti. I think it’s brilliant, circles of colour couldn’t be easier!

Instead of streamers I decided to make confetti style swags. All you need is coloured card, scissors and a sewing machine.

Once I had my coloured cards I grabbed some different sized cups and bowls and traced outlines on each card.

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Then spent what felt like hours cutting out each circle.

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And finally randomly attached the circles to each other using the sewing machine.

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There you have it, cheap and easy birthday decorations.

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Prepping for a party

With Eve’s party coming up this weekend I’ve been trying to get some prep in each day so that I’m not a melting ball of stress on the day.
Today was decorations day and because I’m clever (lazy) I’ve loosely themed the party as confetti. I think it’s brilliant, circles of colour couldn’t be easier!

Instead of streamers I decided to make confetti style swags. All you need is coloured card, scissors and a sewing machine.

Once I had my coloured cards I grabbed some different sized cups and bowls and traced outlines on each card.

Then spent what felt like hours cutting out each circle.

And finally randomly attached the circles to each other using the sewing machine.

There you have it, cheap and easy birthday decorations.

Double birthday begins

Today is Mr Wolff and Tarrant’s birthday.
It’s a quiet day because Mr Wolff is sick and as usual seeing there are two birthdays in one we are stretching it out until the weekend.
But it’s not a birthday without cake – no matter how half assed this attempt was

It’s just the beginning of the great birthday wave of April – May in our family, three more to go between now and my birthday, and the big move too. It’s a busy couple of months!