Since HW was born, my mom and I have tried to make shirts for special occasions, and birthday shirts are just so fun!
Bichon, our Bichon Frise, is a great playmate for Harbor. She is, thankfully, very gentle and allows Harbor to include her in his playtime. Frogs, and snails, and puppy dog tails, that is what this little boy is made of! : )
A girl that graduated with my husband, David, recently asked me to paint a canvas bag for her son, Hudson. He will use it as a lunch bag for MDO. Andrea is a fellow teacher also, and it was great to visit with her. David's ten year reunion was over a year ago, and it was wonderful to reconnect with so many friends.
Rachel has been busy with college and the University band, but we are so happy when she comes to visit!
Rachel and I recently had birthdays, and since we have a small family, we try to combine our parties. We met at an Italian cafe and enjoyed pasta and cheesecake and a retelling, on my part, of an adventure we had the day before- David, Harbor, and I took a new bike path and ended up getting semi-lost, in the dark, on a mountain biking trial. Not cool when you have a one-year old in a bike trailer. Rachel turned 20 and I turned 29. We laughed that we are both celebrating a "big" birthday- her first year in the 20's and my last! : )
And for those of you who know me and want to know, I received many thoughtful gifts. David bought me a snazzy ring, engraved with Harbor's name and a new seat for my mountain bike. What every girl needs, of course!! He knows me perfectly- bling and bike accessories.
I've never been ultra-sentimental with Harbor's hair. I'm sad to admit I had his hair first cut well before his first birthday. In fact, at 22 months I think he has had 20 haircuts or so. I can't handle it long, over his ears, or in his eyes at all. His hair is like mine- light, feathery, and fast growing. David usually takes him to get his hair cut, but ended up having to work instead, so I took him and my mom tagged along. Harbor and David get their hair done at a different salon than I do, so it was fun to take him and change up the routine a bit.
With the sky growing darker earlier, we do get caught riding in the dark more often than not, but our bikes are equipped with front and rear LED lights, which make you feel a bit safer. This night we ran a relatively quick ride- only four miles or so- to the park for Harbor to get in a few "slides" before bedtime. I know helmets are important, but we are not religious with our wearing of them. I know, I know.... no lecture needed. : )