On another not, we (I) and busy planning a certain stinker's first birthday. We aren't doing anything too crazy, but it does have a theme. Themes help me figure out how to decorate. I'm spending nap times working on some decorations, and keeping tabs on my receipts. I am not a spender--do y'all know that about me? My husband literally thinks I have a problem. I tell him most husbands would be thrilled if they had a frugal wife, but he says I am TOO frugal. and to that I say, "Baby, I was born this way." (Lady Gaga, anyone? Prob not. :) I would much rather attempt to make something myself than buy it already done. Sometimes I am successful, sometimes not.
Let's move on to how I like to plan. I get these ideas in my head all the time about how things SHOULD go, and then more often than not, they don't go that way. Then I get disappointed. Sometimes I plan how my husband should do something, but I don't tell him. I expect him to figure out how to do it the right way. Then he doesn't. Then I'm disappointed. THEN I tell him how I thought it should have gone. He knows I do this. He doesn't like it very much. :) I've learned with babies that you shouldn't really expect anything, but learn to ACCEPT. So, I had this great idea of a family park day. We were going to enjoy the sunny warm weather, and Eli was going to love his first swing.
So next we attempted sliding. He liked this a little better since he got to sit in our laps to do so.
Embrace YOUR camera with your little one. Get in the picture with them and make some good memories. I got the idea from here: andersonfamilycrew.blogspot.com