|Work in Progress|
|Work in Progress|
I am so excited. We went to IKEA today to get some cute items for Ace’s play kitchen we are making. I am hoping it turns out the way I am envisioning it. Branden is at Home Depot now getting some of the stuff we need from there too. Cross your fingers for us that it turns out nice.
Anyone else make a play kitchen before? If so, how’d it turn out?
When I had my son I knew I wanted to raise him to enjoy life, have fun whenever possible and not be afraid of the world. I stand back and let him explore and try not to freak out with every bump or fall he takes. He is a strong little boy who rarely cries and smiles with so much ease. Sometimes allowing your child to be independent means messes but that is ok with me.
My baby can walk! Ok he can only take about 3 or 4 steps at a time but he is doing it! I need to get a video ASAP of this. I am so excited. I really was hoping he would be taking steps by his first birthday and he is. He is such a cute little walker too. Yay, ACE!
And because I don’t have a picture of him actually walking I will give you a taste of what he does to himself when he eats.
|Not too bad|
|A little messy but cute|
|Rubbed it in his eyes and not looks crazy|
|Our attempt at pictures in the backyard|
|My Boogie and Me!
Ace and I woke up and headed to Target while Branden went golfing. We may or may not have gone a little crazy buying clothes, more birthday party supplies and some food. Then we headed home, had lunch and Ace man went down for a nap.
Bran got home and we had Ace’s 1 year pictures taken by the most fabulous photographer Dawn. She seriously has a true talent with children. Ace was so tired and getting cranky by the time she got here and we were wondering if he would be in the mood to take pictures. She got him to smile and laugh the entire time. She also had some amazing ideas for pictures and I almost teared up when we got a picture of him in my Grandpa’s old brief case and shirt. He is who Ace is named after so it was a touching moment for me. She also got a picture of him with my old blanket. She got some great shots. I can not wait till we have our viewing session so we can see the finished photos.
After that Branden took over with mini man and I headed over to my sisters. We had dinner and talked “business”. We are starting out very own Etsy shop and went over all the details including a business plan, store policies, name ideas, did lots of brainstorming and had some beer and wings while we were at it. It was a good time.
Ace slept in till 10AM (seriously this kid is awesome). Then we had breakfast and headed to church and met up with my cousins. Then we came home had lunch, Ace went down for a nap and Ashley and I worked on our shop some more. Picked a name, Perfectly Inviting, and got to work on the templates and creative part of the shop. We are so blessed to have all this coming together. We spent the entire day just working away and I think we have a great store. I will be posting more on that later.
|4th of July Subway Art from our Shop Perfectly Inviting|
Overall the weekend was busy but we got even more things checked off Ace’s birthday to-do list and even got our store off the ground.
|Hanging with his buddy Simon|
Here is an updated version of the Birthday To-Do List!
Ace’s Birthday and Baptism To-Do List
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