Saturday, March 2, 2013

Party Planning 2.0: Why do Babies Have to Grow?

First Birthday Banner

We found out yesterday that we are moving to Atlanta in July. I'm happy to finally be able to focus my planning on an actual place since it seems like for months of knowing when but not where the military was going to move us, I've been imagining us living in what was a combination of many places at once. I know nothing about Atlanta. I need to find a new house, new doctors, dog parks, places to play and shop, and a million other things that I'm not thinking of right now.

Instead of planning a move, I just want to plan my son's birthday party. A year ago at this time, I had decided on details for his puppy dog tails themed first birthday. I began the banner pictured here of his monthly photos. I created a board on Pinterest to help pick colors and help design his cake. His birthday is in May so I was ahead of the game but still had a lot more to do. I don't have a banner or a party planned for this year. In fact, I don't even know if we will still live in this house. I have no regrets about either of those things. What I can't figure out is why I stopped taking the monthly photos?! I guess it was because the numbered onesie stickers ran out but as you can see I made labels for each month's photo so that couldn't be the only reason.

 It's not that I haven't taken thousands of photos of him this year and could easily arrange them by month. I could, but I'm not. I can only guess that I stopped cataloging his growth once I began to realize how insanely fast it is happening. Like every mom, I am finding myself wishing for the impossible. I want him to stay just the way he is every day. I just don't want to be reminded that the days are passing by!

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