Wednesday, September 29, 2010

First Birthday

On Tuesday, this little man turned one year old, already! He's such a happy, agreeable guy. Noisy-talkative too.

Tay's birthday sheet cake was stenciled with jungle animals and trimmed with green frosting.
It was his first ever taste of cake.
He drank quite a bit of water, so he must have thought it was pretty rich too.
Our small family and friends gathering was in Kansas, but we were happy to have our son and his family - almost five month-old Austin - join us from Florida via Skype.

For several weeks now, I've been at our daughter Jill's new home because her pregnancy is giving her problems. 
Jill and Maher
She is seeing a physical therapist for a painful, separated pelvis and isn't supposed to put undue strain on herself by moving, twisting, or bending the wrong way. If she doesn't take care, she could easily dislocate a hip. You might quickly realize that with a one year-old, Jill needs help, and I'm here to do just that.

What a blessing that Jill and her family moved in July from Sydney, Australia to Overland Park, Kansas, and that I am now only 3-1/2 hours away from them! Throughout each visit I've been cooking and cleaning a little, and spending lots of time unpacking boxes, and sorting, organizing and putting away their belongings, all around the schedule of a very active one year-old who still isn't walking. I'd forgotten how much physical effort it takes to keep up with a baby and a household!

Still, we managed to have a successful, three-day garage sale.

Until the baby's birth by C-section on Monday, November 8, I will be at Jill's house for several days every week. It's certain there won't be much, if any, productivity from me in the way of quilting, embroidery, or sewing, so I'll say it here and now, I won't be able to complete my own "Ten in '10 Challenge."

Life happens... and it's good.


  1. It isn't important to me how many stitching items you blog about, I love reading about your every day doing's. Happy Birthday Tay!

  2. Happy Birthday Tay!

    He's looking so grown up LInda! It's so wonderful that you're close and can easily help Jill out.. I can't imagine how much pain she must be in.

  3. Tay is such a cutie! How fortunate that you can be with your daughter and her family at this time. I hope she doesn't have any more problems while waiting for the baby.

  4. Happy Birthday Tay...he is such a cutie! How lovely that you can be with your daughter and her family at this time. I hope the rest of her time goes well..
    Julia ♥

  5. 1 year old already! Oh my. It goes so quickly, Linda. He's adorable. All the best for your daughter. Nov 8! Not long now. :)

  6. Happy Birthday Tay......and what a blessing that you are able to spend time with your family to enjoy birthdays and to help out...ouchie that separated pelvis thing doesn't sound like any fun at all!

  7. I can't believe Tay is 1 year old already. Wow, he is a cutie. Lots of pretty hair.



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