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Happy Birthday Henry and Some Frustrations

Today is Henry's first birthday! I can't believe it's been a whole year, but it's been a whirlwind of happiness and painful learning. I'm grateful that he's apart of our family and that I've been able to fall in love with making boy clothing.
About two weeks ago a little speck of something got behind my point-and-shoot camera's lens. I tried everything to get it out and my brother even took some of it apart to see if he could get to it. Nothing worked. That is why there haven't been any pictures of what I've been working on lately. (I even have some great ideas for tutorials, but I can't start them until I have a good camera.) My husband and I talked it over, and we decided to take the plunge and get our first SLR camera. We feel it's an investment for me and this blog and taking pictures of our kid(s). Well I ordered it and have been happily anticipating it's arrival. It was scheduled to arrive between last Thursday and yesterday. And it didn't show up. I was devastated. When I tracked it online, I found out it's in New York. Really?! Now I realize I have to use our back up point-and-shoot for his first birthday. Of all the times I order something online, the most important thing has to go to the wrong place.
Since I can't show you what I've been working on, I'll just let you see Henry's growth over the past year. I took a picture every week on the same blanket. (I don't recommend it to anyone. It's hard to remember, and it's a lot of work. I will definitely do something else for the next kid.) Enjoy!

Want to play I-Spy?
Can you find where Henry is crying?
Henry chewing on a pen?
Henry and a bell?
Henry wearing socks?
Henry wearing long sleeves?
Henry is wearing a peanut shirt?

I hope you're day is going better than mine!


  1. I'm really sorry to hear that :( that sucks :( Does that mean every picture shows the little speck?

    but on a brighter note; happy birthday to your son! :)

  2. Happy Birthday Henry! The once-a-week pics are very cool. I'm doing once a month for my boy, but we take pictures of him so much it might as well be once a week!

    So sorry about your camera problems. STINKY!! Hope you get your pretty new camera soon!!

  3. Happy Birthday Henry! I'm sorry your camera didn't get here in time. :( That's a bummer. But what really counts is that Henry knows he has a mommy that loves him SOOOO much!!

  4. I was going to do something like that. I was so unmotivated after the birth that I wasn't ready to do such a thing until after at least a month had passed. Then, I felt, it was to late. I'm sure when he's older you'll be very pleased you made yourself do this. I know I'm disappointed I didn't. Also love week 43!

  5. Aw :( I'm excited for your SLR though! :) Which one did you get? You're going to love it!


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