I heard it once, possibly on a TV show, that one of the benefits of having a boyfriend was having an extra wardrobe of clothes. I definitely started borrowing outfits from Matt when we were dating and still am apt to wear his T shirts with him as my husband. I used to borrow his Ray-Ban sunglasses all the time before he bought me my own pair for Christmas. One day when I left them in my car, he took a photo of himself wearing mine for a change.
Sometimes memories come through apps on my phone of small moments in my life that remind me just how much things have really changed. The app, On this Day, sent me three photos from 9 years ago that really captured a time in my life right before a very important job became part of my life. I was delighted at the reminder and all the fun in the photos.
On Monday I hit an achievement of a year of having this blog. I’ve had blogs for longer, including one dedicated to a part time wedding photography business, but this one has far more entries and is much more personal. For today’s entry I’ll share some of my favorite moments from my life and this blog and some insight into what I’ve learned.
After having taken William to see Santa, I felt like I knew quite a lot about the process and thought taking him to see the Easter Bunny would be similar. One thing I had loved about that visit was the chance to get a special book with an insert for the photo, and I was delighted to find one like it with the Easter Bunny as well.
Some weeks the baby development descriptions seem spot on to where William is, others them seem less so. William definitely is into peek-a-boo now with more on an understanding, yet this was true of him even weeks ago. We’ve definitely been thinking he was is or teething for months now. Still, with no teeth fully breaking through yet, it’s hard to know when one will be out and fully visible.
Our apartment complex had their own photo op. Unlike the Christmas party with Santa that spanned several hours, this was a low key hour long session. Still, I was grateful it was on a weekend so we’d all have a chance to attend. This time William was in a much better mood when we put him into his stroller.
I’d wanted to take William to see the Easter Bunny weeks ago, however, at the time all the cute outfits that Candy and I had looked at were out of stock in his size. Luckily, we found one that we both liked that could be received in time for photos.
Since William made the transition from bassinet to portable crib, it seemed fitting to a long overdue review of his bassinet. I actually researched many bassinets before we got one. There were a few I liked but I kept coming back to this one. It was a demonstration at Buy Buy Baby that convinced us to get the Graco Dream Suite Bassinet.
I’ve blogged a few times about how often people tell Matt and I that William will grow up before we know it. We definitely see this for ourselves when clothes that fit him one day first get too tight then eventually don’t fit him at all, or when we look at photos from his birth to now and see how big he’s gotten. His latest growth spurt, in terms of height and weight, along with how he can push himself up on his hands mean it was time to make the transition from the bassinet to his Lotus Travel Crib.
When I was growing up I had somewhat of a desire to be in band. I never played an instrument, though I did sing in choir in junior high and was a flag twirler for part of high school. I would like to inspire William to potentially learn to play an instrument or two. Part of this also stems from his Godbrother, Tyler, playing the guitar and drums. So when I told Maribel they had sent him something musically related that he’d get for Easter, I was intrigued when she told me she had him started in that direction as well.