This morning Mike and I are dealing with some post-party exhaustion. Even James and Annie slept in, until NINE AM. This is a true miracle and almost makes me want to throw a party every weekend. I can’t wait to go through all of the pictures today. PS Did you enter my giveaway?
~These parent truisms about the end of the year and summer made me laugh. Annie’s last day of school is Thursday!
~I also have a box of seemingly random life tokens…I never thought about what someone else would think if they came across it. I think it’s time I went through it.
~James received some AMAZING gifts from our dear friends and family. In fact, we’re still opening presents slowly because I think he’s a little overwhelmed by all the new stuff that hasn’t been pre-slobbered on by his sisters! So far he’s a big fan of this peek a boo barn, this fire truck (picked out by Annie!), and these Duplo blocks. Unsurprisingly, Annie is also having fun playing with all of his new toys.
~He got some great clothes, too. This shirt and shorts set from Peek is adorable, these pants are going to be favorites, and I laughed and laughed that everyone who gave James a hat knew to get him a giant one! He got this one in a 2T-5T and it fits perfectly.
~I ordered his First Year Frame to match his sisters’ frames. I can’t wait to fill it up with his monthly pics.
~Cannot. Stop. Laughing. at this modern dance troupe led by a baby.
~HOW DID ANY OF THESE PEOPLE SURVIVE??
~Now that James’ birthday is over, I’m turning my focus to my cousin Leah’s wedding! We’ve got a summer full of activities leading up to her big day in October. I LOVE this bracelet, which I think is technically intended for the bride to give to the maid of honor, but I think works just as well the other way around.
~I might have to give this to her, too.
~My birthday is at the end of the month! I wouldn’t be sad if I got a bunch of nice summer dresses like this one, or this one…or this one.
~You can engrave whatever you want on this necklace, although I think the “Follow Your Heart” sentiment would be a lovely gift for a new graduate.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
My mom had a box like that, with some of her childhood school work and some old letters from (and to) her past loves. When I was a kid she told me I could go through it after she died. I did–after waiting awhile until I felt ready. It was a huge treasure for me, and I’m so glad to get to know something about who she was as a young woman. I only wish that I had seen it sooner, while we could still have talked about it. I understand why she didn’t want to drag up the memories but that person she was helps me understand who she came to be.
Look at that happy birthday boy! So handsome! I LOVE his bib. Can’t wait to see pictures!
I have a keepsake box. I’m an extremely sentimental person, and I love having physical “things” to remind me of events, memories, etc. It’s crazy how they can take you back in time, y’know? I’ve dealt with depression for quite some time, so when I’m having a rough time, I go through the box and re-read the cards, notes, etc. It always brightens my day.
I just recently had to get a new keepsake box; I got cutesy one right before I left for college at a little local store, and it finally fell apart. I found a similar box a couple months ago, so I went through my old ones and transferred my mementos into the new. It’s one of my prized possessions!
SO, will there be a party for your birthday, Heather?!?!