In the last few weeks, my baby turned one, then had his first haircut, and my big boy started pre-school. These kind of events are definitely harder on Mum than on them!
Eli’s first birthday party included a humongous cake with lots of butter frosting and Winnie the Pooh. (He liked the look of it so much, he grabbed a handful of frosting even before the candles were lit!)
Ethan’s first day at pre-school (today!) included lots of excitement, a big lunchbox and a Wiggles backpack. (He was so keen that he ate breakfast in his backpack!)
Turning one and starting school were special events and bring with them a whole new world for our little people.
I made a special card for Eli’s birthday. It was inspired by one I saw here: http://dawnmcvey.typepad.com/these_are_a_few_of_my_fav/2010/01/baby-efalent-.html
As I didn’t have a template, I just copied Dawn’s design freehand from the photo, so mine has naturally ended up a bit different to her’s.
A lot of the time, I don’t have the sentiment that I’m looking for in a stamp or in the style that I need, so I often just use my own handwriting. I have been doing this for years, before I ever owned a stamp set, and I have noticed on some other blogs recently that using your own handwriting (especially combining it with a stamped sentiment as done here: http://sarah-janekale.blogspot.com/2010/01/inkspirations-inspiration-challenge-17.html) is becoming more common.
I am resisting the urge to make something to “commemorate” Ethan’s first pre-school day! But you never know…
Any big events going on with you right now? I’d love to hear about them!
Love Ruth x