Happy Birthday Peanut

One year ago today, at 4:30 AM, I woke up to a little surprise. My water had broken after a long day of mall walking and cookie baking the day before. You may have decided to come a few weeks early, but we were ready 🙂 We were ready to meet our little Peanut and officially become parents. 
The day may have not gone as I thought it would, but that didn’t matter. 
I may have not been able to have an unmedicated vaginal birth, but that didn’t matter.
At 5:30 pm, I got to hold my little Peanut for the first time and finally call him by name. 
Parker, 

You have brought so much joy and happiness to my life over the last year. You have taught me so much about myself and how to live life one day at a time. You are such an amazing little boy so full of laughter and love. You keep me on my toes and constantly smiling. 

Thank you for being patient with me over the last year as I learned what it means to be a mother.  Things didn’t always turn out the way I had planned, but you are so forgiving. It has been amazing to watch you grow over the last year and I am excited to see what we have in store this year! 

I went back to read your birth story and it brought tears to my eyes all over again. It is a day I will never forget, ever. 

Love, 
Mommy

To The Father Of My Son…

Thank you…

… for loving Parker with your whole heart
… for taking care of him even when he is cranky
… for changing his poopy diapers
… for cuddling with him when he needs you
… for making him smile when you walk in the room
… for being silly with him just to make him laugh
… for teaching him about football
… for going on walks
… for working so hard to take care of us

but most importantly,

… for being the most amazing father to my little boy.

Father’s Day

Yet again, Pinterest has become an excellent way to help inspire me with a project. Rob will be deploying again soon and I wanted him to have a little something he could take with him.

You can check out some of the sweet Father’s Day quotes I found here. I ended up laying eyes on the quote below and knew right away what picture I wanted to use with it.

Rob loved it so much he said I should add it to my Etsy Shop, designsBYmcm. So if you have a special hero in your life and are stuck on what to get him, check out my shop, there is still plenty of time! You can customize the background, text and the color of the text. If you LIKE My Crafting Attic on Facebook, you can also get a 20% off coupon code for a Father’s Day print. Just enter the code at check out!