It's so funny to think back to the beginning of the summer when Joel and I had all these ideas of things we would get done around the house this summer. Fence- check, door- check, garden-check. So far so good... but then there's dig out concrete pit, haul the concrete to the dump, kill the weeds, pick and spray weeds (and tree seedlings), level backyard, paint the hall and living room and Baby room and office and craft room... Where did the time go? And I so enjoyed having Joel home for the summer. I already miss him. School time starts once again and so does my poor husbands stress. He is such a good daddy though. Every day when he gets home, Bentley is SO excited to see daddy! And of course that means he doesn't want mommy. Joel really enjoys this routine too. As soon as Joel's in the door Bentley is pure smiles. I love that he knows us.
But of course with age comes the stranger danger stage. It's cute at first. I don't have a cuddly baby so to have him cling to me as if it's life or death is wonderful. But after those first 5 minutes its not cute anymore. Now I need to get stuff done and I need you to let go. Or at least stand on the floor beside me.
Bentley's 1st birthday is just around the corner. I can't believe how fast it has gone. I am so excited for it though. I have planned and replanned his birthday party like 5 times. Big or small. All out or simple. I finally decided that I won't do something for this first birthday that I couldn't do for any other future child. I don't want there to be a competition of who got more. That being said, I'm still doing a few fun things. Decorations, home made cake, and of course the exciting presents. It'll be interesting to see how he does at the party.
So farewell summer. And ahhh, fall. I love the colors.