picture mostly unrelated.......
so it turns out that on crosby's birthday, he pretty much felt terrible.
i was initially disappointed x 100 that his birthday was so sad, compared to the thoughts that i had in my head of how we would celebrate it: with a hike, and fish for dinner. (two of his most favorite things at this time.)
i just wanted to celebrate it a certain way because, really, it was the beginning of the new us. the new family system. and i wanted it to be a happy and eventful day that cody and i would talk about and remember fondly.
turns out, we probably will remember this birthday with great joy. obviously, the whole sick aspect was rather undesirable, but the constant napping, cuddling, and book reading on the couch was quite nice. we have eaten homemade broth and soup all week long, and it has made for an extra nice warm constant supper- as it continually cooks in the crock pot. while crosby was napping in between us on the couch on his birthday, we may or may not have eaten 2 whole boxes of valentines candy- just the two of us. i cannot say that if this was true, that i regret it.
it turns out, this week has been a long week of doing just what we were doing last year this time. crosby sleeping in our arms, catching up on downton abbey on the computer (or soccer games for cody), and lots of knitting (for me at least). cody and i have spent more time on the couch this week than we have in possibly months.
yes, i do believe we will have very special memories of the week of crosby's first birthday. because, just like the birth of the sweet boy, things do not always go exactly as planned. But finding great joy and solace in such simple times that are not at all what i had in my mind will most definitely be my new favorite plan.
ps. i took the above picture earlier this winter. i really love it.