Monday, April 23, 2012

Where did April go?

I am waiting on photos to show everyone from Dean's first birthday and his friend Penny's, and our upstairs renovation is really petering out (right now we are waiting--very impatiently, I might add--on our carpet installer).

I did want to share one exciting thing, though! Even though we haven't moved our bedroom upstairs yet, we have been taking every opportunity to use the tub and shower. Yes, the tub is in, and it is everything I ever wanted.

So, there's still cardboard on the floor, yes (we are keeping it there until we are finished moving stuff into the closet, like the washer and dryer). And you have to climb the rough, unfinished steps to get up there. But it's all worth it.

We've bathed both kiddos in it, too. Graham is a huge fan; Dean, not so much. I think the tall walls made him feel a little trapped.

The herringbone marble behind it looks even better than I imagined it would. I luuuurrrve it.

It is seriously my mood board dream come to life. All that's missing to finish off the bathroom are medicine cabinets (and if Seth is keeping track, for, oh, I don't know a birthday or anniversary present, the West Elm martini side table in silver. Ahem).

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

In Dean-Nial

Between the remodel (STILL GOING ON, YES) and lots of springtime fun, I haven't had much time to post as much as I'd like.

Part of why I haven't posted much about the planning of my little Dean's first birthday is because I am complete and total denial that my BABY, whom I just had YESTERDAY (and from whose gestation I am still quite large!) has been in the world almost a full year. Oh noes!

"Momma, why you don't know how old I am?"

"Momma, how come your old pants still don't fit? It's been a YEAR."
But try as I may, I can't prevent his first birthday from rolling around. It's in less than two weeks(!), and when my husband threw out the words "the Dean's List" as a joke, my eyes lit up like the crayzee person I am. Poor husband. He should know by now that I have a documented Theme Disease.

I am attempting to keep this party small, just family. It's not like Dean has any friends yet (no offense, buddy). I am also trying to limit decorations to things I can borrow, scrounge up from our house, or make easily and inexpensively. Here is a quick mood board for you.

Everything is linked and credited on my Pinterest inspiration board for the party, so if you're interested, please do check it out. You get the idea, though, right? Kind of a vintage prep-school vibe? I know Dean will appreciate my attention to detail (ha, right).

Hopefully I will be back later with updates from a truly unique party I'm helping with this weekend: a Godzilla-inspired first birthday for my friend's daughter, Penny!

Crazy adorable photos of Dean by Niki Cardwell, Stella Dolce Photography. Pin It