Birthday ‘Fever’

It may not be all about the birthday, but the soon-to-be Birthday Boy is home from school today with a fever!  I sure hope this passes by tomorrow and he's back to his normal energetic self! (albeit, super energetic but that beats being sick hands down!)  After my club last night he woke up with this fever ..given that this meant I cuddled him rather than go back to work (one of the glories of working from home) I didn't make it back to the studio or to the computer to reply to emails or to create a post.  Watch your inbox today if you were waiting on a reply last night.  I think we're on the home stretch and am hoping and praying for good health for tomorrow and beyond! 

Seeing as Ethan seems to be the star of the week around here I wanted to share a couple of pictures of him as he entered the World and very quickly captured our hearts!  It's true that once you hear your baby cry (especially if they don't at first and you have seconds of angst waiting to know that he/she is okay) and you hold them close and your hearts are immediately & forever bonded & tightly intertwined, that you quickly overcome the hardships of labor, delivery and recovery!  …now if only they came with a 'demonstrator' to show you how things are done in raising a child!  <wink> 


Here's what my 10 pound 13 ounce Baby Boy looked like after his first breaths were finally taken and we were over the initial scares and then shock at what he weighed!  I remember seeing his huge hand pop out of the bassinet that they were checking him over in and not even being able to guess at his weight! Look how easy it was to cover up his parts with just a small piece of Whisper White CS, a pair of scissors and a 1/2" circle punch.  It took me literally about a half a minute and some repositionable adhesive (so that I can take the 'diaper' off to put the photo back in our album) to cover him up.  Sorry, we weren't on trend with digital yet when he was born so photos of photos will have to do.  



Here he is at 1 week old and growing steadily!  He looks so grown up at just one week old!  (I tell you we learned our lesson quickly and by our 2nd baby, we wanted to slow things down so he definitely wasn't all dressed up in jeans quite so soon!)  Can you believe that by 3 months, Ethan was already 20 pounds?! He's definitely stretched into his weight by now and I'm just amazed at how quickly time flies!  He is definitely a bright blessing in our lives and we are excited to share his birthday tomorrow!  



It's definitely been one fun 'play date' for the past 7 yrs!  Forgive me, I couldn't resist. …here's one of the pages we created at Scrapbook Club this month using the Stampin' Up! Play Date collection of DSP and rub-ons!  I'm looking forward to taking some new pictures of the Birthday Boy as soon as Spring comes and adding them to this page.  This layout was another Sketchy Thursday layout.  I hope you like it! 


The details:


I'll be back to update with the supply list.  In the mean time, enjoy!  

CHALLENGE FOR THE DAY: Post a comment to share your most favorite birthday celebration!  I'll choose a random # again and the winner will receive Play Date Rub-ons! Thanks for 'playing' along! 

Posted on : Mar 24 2011
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Mar 24, 2011 - 02:03:40
Sheri Hofley said:

Cute pictures and another great layout Alanna.
One of the memorable birthdays, and there are many with having four kids, lol. Is when Kaelah (now 17) turned 1. I had made and decorated a cake for her, Strawberry shortcake and had used real strawberries on it. Like most one year olds played with her cake, and I swear she was wearing the cake and icing from head to toe but she didn't eat any of the cake. At a year it wasn't something that she enjoyed. However now at 17 we can't keep cake in the house if she is around.

Mar 24, 2011 - 02:03:28
Brenda Skene said:

Those photos are so cute. Hope Ethan feels better soon, especially with his birthday being tomorrow. I too have many memorable birthdays of my two and it’s so hard to pick a favourite. On Michael’s birthday when we were in Germany, we had to leave his party and take him to the ER as he swelled up everywhere and turned out he was allergic to something, plus had chicken pox!! No photos of that but was memorable. On Kelly’s 4th. I made a Strawberry Shortcake and my Mom phoned and talked to Kelly and told her about the cake and pointed the phone to the cake and said, ” See my cake, Nannie!” Too funny. Thanks again, Alanna for sharing your memories with us. Brenda S.

Mar 24, 2011 - 03:03:53
Susie said:

First off, I want to say that I hope Ethan is feeling better so that he can enjoy his birthday tomorrow.  I know that he will be very disappointed if he isn't feelong well by then…I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for him.
I don't have any children to make mention of one of their memorable birthdays.  The only memorable birthday I can speak of is my own.  It was my 9th burthday and I spent it in Portugal, in my families home town.  It was the biggest birthday party I ever had.  There were so many family members and and friends….I have never had so much fun at one of my own birthdays.  In 2007, for my 34th birthday I once again got to celebrate in Portugal.  Those who had been at my 9th birthday party in 1982  celebrated with me again, wxcept now we were all grown up.  It was nice to remember the great time we had together at my 9th…..and to make new memories at my 34th.

Mar 24, 2011 - 10:03:06
Karen D said:

Feel better Ethan!  Hands down, my 40th. Chris went all out and I was able to share it with so many friends.  Truly the best birthday celebration ever!

Mar 24, 2011 - 11:03:38
Karina said:

Hope he feels better and enjoy his birthday party. Let me tell you I love your layouts, I am going to try them soon, as I have few baby showers (more likely they will get a scrapbook started for Mom) and would love to get your blogcandy so I can work on them,

Mar 25, 2011 - 06:03:58
Kirsten said:

All my best to Ethan today! I hope he is feeling 100% and is pumped and ready to go. Every birthday that I have spent with my children has been special and to pick one is impossible. There are so many memories floating around in my head right now and it makes me very grateful for everyday I get to spend with my two very special people. Happy Birthday Ethan!

Mar 25, 2011 - 03:03:05
Brenda Skene said:

Happy Birthday, Ethan! Hope you are enjoying your special day. I have a gift for you and will try to come over soon. Brenda S

Mar 25, 2011 - 07:03:02
Susie said:

Oops!  I made a mistake one the year…..we did go to Portugal in 2007….BUT I actually spent my 35th birthday there the following year….2008.