1. Smiles It's funny, isn't it? For the first few weeks of your baby's life, you can't wait until they smile. Then they get to that age when they start giving the first little smirks and you hold out for every single one. And then your days are full of this:
2. A Special Type of Encouragement I am messing around with my blog template, trying for a fresher, cleaner look. And I know from when I was pregnant with Joseph that the orange-yellow-green theme can make a gestating woman terribly nauseous.
The other night I spent hours playing around in Photoshop and then inside the HTML code of my blog and I did some exciting new things, surprising even myself! Mr de Elba looked at it, paused for too long, and slowly said, "I would have made it this tall," indicating about a third of the height of my new header.
Bowled over by that withering barrage of praise, I went to bed. But I am still working on it! ("The template or the marriage?" you ask. Well, the template involves less negotiation, but the marriage doesn't involve HTML code. I wonder which is easiest? I know which is more worth the effort!) Here's a dead fly to keep you going until I change the template for good:
...and the manic chaos of a border collie chasing a tennis ball.
It's great being outside.