May went better though baby Huck had a setback and was hospitalized for possible seizures. No evidence was found while in the hospital and he is home and doing well now.
Jeff and I celebrated our 9th anniversary. Nine! I can't stand it. Though I do feel that time has passed a little, it really seems hard to believe that I wed the love of my life nine years ago. I still feel giddy when I see him and we hold hands or rub feet every night. I think I am the luckiest wife on earth for getting to see Jeff every day.
Harder yet to believe is that precious Aidan is seven! Whistling, lego building, bike riding, tooth losing, snuggling, sassy pants, skipping, lover of reading, crafting, goofy, smart-alecky, freckle-faced, sugar bag, cat loving, rubber faced, butterfly watching, obsessed with water hoses, tender-hearted, sweet Aidan. He had a grand birthday that included breakfast with his Uncle Dan and cousins and then a party at my mom's house. My grandmother was there and silly Uncle Craig was visiting so that made it even more special. Uncle Craig made a cool zombie cake modeled after the game Plants vs. Zombies. Ever played it? We are addicted to it.
I make birthday buntings for Aidan every year based upon the theme of his party. This year, he has a new room decor - space. I decided that an American flag was appropriate. I'm not sure why. I think I was thinking about the flag on the moon and the space program. Bear with me - even though the flag looks a bit more primitive than space-ish, it works well in his bedroom, hanging over his bed.
I think I do much better sewing when I design my own pattern. This bunting is 14" x 14" with seven stripes and seven stars. I tried to design the seven, stars and the flag proportions similar to the 1776 flag. It went very well and Aidan loves it. That is all that matters.
If you want a tutorial, let me know. I'm thinking about making a flag for Independence Day and wouldn't mind sharing a tutorial.
Here's Aidan with silly string in his hair, trying a weird piece of candy that didn't go over well.