What kind of grandma am I?
So here are some fun pics of Tyler. He has the most fun facial expressions.
This little guy doesn't just melt my heart - he totally cracks me up!
His little jaundiced eyes are getting better - although in these pictures they are pretty yellow.
Have I mentioned how in love I am?
My sister and I are hosting his baby shower Saturday evening. Michelle always called him "her little monkey" when he was in utero. And we had lots of fun buying little clothes with monkeys and I made him a blanket with monkeys so it only seemed natural to have his baby shower be all about monkeys. I'll share some pictures of it on Monday. I think it is going to be a lot of fun.
The only frustrating thing is that I ordered a really nice stroller for a gift from the Toys R Us website. I ordered it on Monday night and even though it killed me I paid the additional charge for two day shipping so I would be sure to have it in time for the shower. Today, Friday, I got an email telling me it had been shipped yesterday and I will receive it on Monday. I paid a two day shipping charge so I could receive the give a week later - after the event I wanted it for. When I called the company to complain they told me that it is two day shipping. But it takes several days to process the order. And it was shipped on Thursday. So in my mind that would mean it would be here Saturday. But apparently 4 day shipping is the same thing as two day shipping. Who knew? I asked at the very least to be refunded my shipping charge - but they said no. So I said fine. I would share with everyone I could about what a dishonest policy they have. And I won't be shopping at Toys R Us any more. There are lots of other stores that carry the very same merchandise. So there. I am on a mission!
On to happier news. Two weeks from now I will be at the She Speaks conference. I am not ready. My writing isn't finished. I am beginning to work on my book proposal and it is a bit overwhelming. I am beginning to wonder "What was I thinking?" I am getting scared and nervous. The idea that I will soon be flying across the country is becoming more and more forefront in my mind. And I am still excited. What a mixture of emotions! And the worst thing is that I have 2 inch roots. Two inches! I missed my hair appointment because it fell right during the time that little Tyler was being born. I called yesterday to reschedule and I am on a call list. If my hairdresser has a cancellation she will call me. Yikes! This is really cutting it close. Yesterday I got a letter from the She Speaks people and one of the first things they talked about was the climate in North Carolina. And here is an exact quote (parentheseis mine):
The weather outside will most likely be hot and humid. That means if you go outside and you have naturally big hair, it will get even bigger. If you have naturally flat hair (that's me) it will get flatter. (Oh joy) We know how the condition of one's hair can sometimes affect one's mood. So mentally preparing you for the joy of humidity is a necessity.It kind of cracked me up - when that is the first item of business in a letter regarding the whole conference - well, it is so obviously a woman's conference!
Tonight I will be busy finishing Tyler's quilt, making banana bread for the shower, and cleaning my house. Tomorrow is the shower. Sunday is church with our annual Father's Day picnic (held a week early). I think I will be a tad bit busy. But then, busy seems to be my life creed.
I hope you all have a happy weekend. I'm really glad it's Friday.