Yesterday we celebrated Little Man's first birthday. His actual birthday isn't until Wednesday but, well, it's kind of hard to have a baby's birthday party in the middle of the week when everyone has to work. So, party yesterday.
We had a house full of people...and most of them were not family. Husband's parents did not attend (and their only excuse is that my father-in-law is having shoulder surgery in a couple weeks and he's in terrible pain...but he's still going to work every day). Husband's sister and her husband did not attend (their reason was that they "had plans"). Whatever. We had the important people here.
Little Man got so much......stuff! Toys, clothes, books. My living room was a disaster area this morning until I put some things away. Some of the toys I don't want in the living room because Little Man has a tendency to share with Puppy and I don't want some of these toys ruined because Puppy got a hold of them. So, there are a bunch that were moved to Little Man's bedroom for the time being.
See the pile of stuff? Yeah, that was all for him.
I found that Yoda at Target one day and he kept reaching out for it so I decided to buy it and give it to him for his birthday. He likes Yoda. What can I say?
And what's a party without cake?
Overall, it was a fantastic day. I still have leftover cake...and sloppy joes...and little weenies...and a fruit tray...and a veggie tray...and a bunch of food. I'm going to be eating good this week :)
In other random events, I didn't finish Little Man's blanket. I did the math and if I do 5 rows every day, I can have it finished by Christmas. If I do 10 rows every day, I can have it done by Christmas, washed, blocked, and dry. So far, I haven't been doing so well. Some days I get 5 rows done, other days I get 10 rows...sometimes more than that, sometimes none at all. We'll see.
Oh, but that's not even the best part. "Best" is a very loose term...we went up to Madison on Saturday to see my nephew (they discovered he had diabetes and it was outrageously out of control) and do some grocery shopping. We left Puppy out because he's usually okay for a couple of hours in the kitchen by himself. Silly me. I had mopped the back entry linoleum and the hardwood floor in the kitchen. When I mop, Puppy doesn't like the smell...so he attacks the flooring. This wouldn't be an issue but we had a chunk missing in the linoleum from moving some fridges out of the basement. Can you already guess what happened? We came home from Madison and Puppy had damn near destroyed the back entry linoleum. We were going to replace it anyway but we were hoping to wait until next summer...we have to replace it almost immediately. We can't leave it because Puppy will just continue to destroy it. So, sometime this week, we're going to go up to Home Depot to look at flooring and installation and all of that. We're already having the counter done within the next few weeks...might as well get the floor done, too. *sigh*
So, that's my life in a nutshell. I hope things start getting better soon....