Thursday, March 27, 2014

51 Weeks

Arlo is 51 weeks and 2 days old today, and you know what that means. How is my baby boy one next week?
 
Late last week, I sent out Arlo's birthday party invitations—which our friend Melanie was kind enough to design for us, after I spent 15 hours searching for something online that I loved. I had Zazzle print them on fancy paper, and voilĂ ! Insanely cute invitations.


 You can't read that address, can you? If you can, you're invited.
 
Since the photo of the actual invitation was taken by yours truly, it's crappy and blurry, and the colors are off...so here's the actual image Melanie sent me—just to be sure you really understand how amazing these suckers are: 

I can't even handle it.

I ordered custom decorations through Scout & Acadia on Etsy—bunting, garland, and confetti—and those arrived a couple days ago. Jean, the shop owner exceeded my expectations, and I'm dying to share her work with you—but it'll be more fun for you to see it all in action in Arlo's birthday party photos, so stay tuned for that.

Now, let's see what the ol' iPhone has for you this week. Okay, here's my kid feeding Scooter, having a nervous breakdown, eating his first mini-slice of pizza, and chewing on a toy while dancing on a piece of shiny wrapping paper:

I love that they have each other.
"But I needed that 2-liter bottle! And Scooter and I were sharing that box of cereal I dumped!"
Nobody warned me that I'd cry just watching my child try new foods.
Need to fold a load of laundry? Give your kid a piece of shiny wrapping paper, and he'll be occupied for 45 minutes.

4 comments:

Nicole said...

oh i love this bundle of joy, even more so in his tantrum picture. I have been so glad to follow along on here this past year and beyond. thank you for sharing your miracle.

Katy G. said...

Holy crap how is he almost a year old already?! The tantrum pic cracked me up.

Melanie Hudson said...

he looks SO grown with the hair cut! awwww!

Debra said...

OMG, this is amazing! I love all your comments and all the wonderful pictures! Great job, Amanda (and Danny and Arlo)! XO