I've got some exciting news to share. I may not need that cardboard box after all. I have a job interview for a laboratory position coming up in November! I guess I'm going to need an outfit other than my frumpy everyday "mummy uniform."
But, the most exciting thing going on is that my baby is going to be one! We are going to celebrate her birthday with a little homemade ice cream and a birthday party on the weekend. I've seen a lot of really well done and fancy birthday parties on various blogs and part of me felt like I should be throwing Laney a party like that. After thinking about it, however, I realized that Laney is going to enjoy it regardless of matching (or unmatching) decorations. If I were to go all out it would be for my sake, not Laney's. Laney doesn't care. All she needs are loved ones, cake, and fun. So, it is going to be a basic party. And, I'm not getting stressed about it or spending a ton of money on it. Fancy parties are great and all, don't get me wrong. Maybe she will have one down the road, but not this year.
Unfortunately, Laney got a cold this week so I'm really hoping that she will feel better by the weekend. This morning when she woke up she had green cement completely caked around her nose. I knew that there was no way to clean it up without a struggle and a large amount of tears so I just plopped her in the shower with me and waited for it to soften before wiping. Sorry for sharing. I am a mum though, you know. This wouldn't be a proper baby blog without mentioning bodily fluids in some shape or form.
And finally, my first giveaway ever! CSN is giving one of my readers $35 to spend on anything from one of their 200+ stores! Sorry for all the exclamation points, but it's free money! CSN has everything you could ever want from barstools to luggage. So check them out. I love online shopping and am always looking for new sites. Online Christmas shopping is so much easier than fighting crowds at the mall.
The rules (I know, I'm sorry, there has to be some, but I'll keep it simple)
The contest is going to be open from now until November 3 at midnight MST. Only Canadian and U.S. entrants. All you have to do is leave a comment wishing Laney a happy birthday. Oh and please make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you. One entry per person please. Winner will be chosen using random.org.
You have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will choose a new winner.