I’ve finally decided to give up on printing photobooks for my family. They are just TOO much work! I am reverting back to the old classic of printing pictures as 4x6s and putting them in a regular old album! Boring BUT… Ember’s entire first year is there on the table ready to be picked up and looked at. Which everyone did and it was awesome. I don’t think I’m ever going to go back to anything else.
And the grand total for a year’s worth of Ember’s pictures AND the cost of the album. $45. I printed 300 pictures of her!
She opened her big present last. (actually her big presents, a ride on toy zebra and a doll cart were opened last month) It was a baby in a ladybug costume (she’s going to be a ladybug for Halloween) from Costco.
After games we brought out Ember’s little cake for her to eat and make a mess with. As I made it I thought (mostly of how I sucked at making cakes) about how this was probably a waste of time since the girl doesn’t care for food and likely wouldn’t eat it.
This was the weekend that Ember shifted fully from crawler to walker. She has been able to walk a bit the last week or so but Saturday and Sunday she really took off. She walks everywhere now. It’s the cutest thing!
We put Payson and Ember to bed eventually (around 7) and then had Allan’s birthday cake. I wanted to put 33 candles on his cake to be funny. Holy crap I’m not doing that again. That was quite a bit of flames!
Allan’s parents were laughing about all the pink and I jokingly pointed out his lone blue balloon. I said it isn’t my fault he doesn’t want me to decorate for birthdays but to be funny they said we should get a picture of him with his balloon in front of all the pink. He did a sad pose.
And then a silly one. haha
It was a fantastic birthday. I have some SUPER cute videos I took. I can’t seem to figure out how to edit them (my movie editing software is on my old computer, darn it) so I am having no luck sharing them online. If I had a little more time I could play with the basic (crappy) movie editing software that came with this computer.
But anyway, it was such a perfect first birthday. I’ve mentioned to Allan a dozen times that Ember was so excited and just absolutely thrilled all day long. She loved her decorations, the games, her presents, the family all around. She didn’t like cake but that’s just Ember. lol
Oh and I did get Allan a gift. I got him a guitar because he’s told me quite a few times that he wants to learn to play. But he says he’s just too busy right now (his work is crazy and he works long hours) so we’re going to return it.