This Friday is a good one, I’m so excited to relax after a week back at work & to do it with one extra day thrown in! Also, today we celebrate my 31st birthday. 🙂 It’s not nearly as exciting of a celebration that Waverly’s was a few weeks ago, but alas, we will celebrate. Because we love to do just that.
Seeing that I already went through the whole milestone birthday last year, this one feels way less special & comes with way less pressure. I like that. Honestly, & I know this is cliche, the older I get the less important the “number” becomes. I remember thinking that thirty(one) sounded really, really old & there are definitely times that I have a complete reality check on my age (like when I am watching reality tv & every single person is at least five years younger than me, most more than that). Yet most of the time, I love this age I am at, I love how much more life experience I have, & therefore how much less I care about the little things that don’t matter. And of course, most of all, I love that I get to have Waverly Maye as my birthay present year after year.
Tonight, I will celebrate in true thirty-year old fashion, with dinner at the Mexican restaurant with a few friends & family. We have a wedding tomorrow so I really hated the idea of leaving Waverly two nights in a row & also, not celebrating with her. So ultimately, the kid-friendly plan won out & I couldn’t be happier about it. 🙂
Since this weekend also marks Labor Day, we have accepted the fact that it’s now time to say good-bye to summer & hello to fall. It’s definitely a bittersweet feeling, we really are excited for the months to come but this summer babe is going to have some serious water withdrawal. We will forever remember this summer as one of our best ever, the one in which (among many other things), Waverly basically learned to swim, count to fifteen, fell in love with her babies, & also, that the sun turned her red hair strawberry-blonde. 😉 It’s crazy how many people have stopped to ask me where she gets her blonde hair from lately, I’m so anxious to see if it goes back red this fall & winter!
We are wishing you all the best holiday weekend, enjoy these last summer moments with those you love! XOXO
Back when I was planning my wedding, my mom & I used to reserve Fridays for vendor meetings, tastings, or DIY projects for my upcoming big day … we called them “Wedding Fridays.” I used to look forward to them every week, and it was most often my movitation when frustrated with the craziness of my schedule or (in simple terms) – the fact that I didn’t often even have time to pee.
Now that I am a mom, my love of Fridays certainly hasn’t changed. Obviously, if anything, I look forward to my Fridays MORE as a chance to enjoy an afternoon with my baby girl without the thought of having to leave her the following morning. The exhilerated feeling I get when leaving school to go pick her up for our weekend of quality time together just never goes away. We still meet my mom most weeks, although our new afternoons consist of Babies’R’Us and Baby Gap rather than the florist or the wedding day location.
Fridays during this month will (obviously) be holiday-related. We took advantage of yesterday by taking Waverly to see Santa. I’ve always heard stories or seen videos of kids being scared of Santa Claus. It seems that this year at least … Waverly Maye is unphased. Other than a strange look at the big man, she didn’t even blink an eye. Here are the pictures we got … Even though “elves” we’re clearly not in a festive mood and wouldn’t let us get close to document the moment. (They wanted us to spend the $50 on their photograph, of course.)
|Waverly’s Outfit is Rare Editions, Shoes are from Zulily, and Headband from Etsy.