Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A Whole Month of Prawn

While I often have location envy when it comes to where we live, at this time of year, we have some pretty spectacular scenery in the local woods in the form of Bluebells. They aren't what would be called Bluebells Stateside- we have those over here too, and they're known as Grape Hyacinths. These little flowers grow wild on forest floors, making for a spectacular display yearly in late April or early May.

Mr. DD and I took the Prawn up to the local bluebell woods to celebrate her 1 month birthday. The popularity of the bluebells often means large crowds despite the relative seclusion of the location, but since we went on a weekday afternoon, we almost had the whole place to ourselves. It was lovely and quiet, despite the incongrous presence of a lone ice cream man in the parking area across the street. Did we get ice cream? Hell yes, we did. Never look a gift ice cream van in the mouth.

We celebrated this evening with a chocolate cake in honor of the Prawn, who spent most of the time asleep on my mother-in-law's lap. Milestones for the first few years are more of an excuse for grown ups to have a party than anything else. I imagine that around about the age of 2 or 3, one has to start actually start having parties FOR the children and grown-ups regretably have to stop drinking to make sure that no one gets hurt or sets fire to anything.

So, a whole month of the Prawn. Long may she reign.

12 comments:

Southern Comfortable said...

She looks gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

abcgirl said...

ooooh! are those my booties? what a cutie.

Brooke said...

So SOOO cute...when she smiles, do you not just MELT? :)

And P.S. I think it's great how open and honest you are about the tough stuff. It ain't all butterflies and marigolds FOR SURE, but we still wouldn't trade it for the world.

lisalou said...

Does your prawn princess have ginger hair? How gorgeous!

Meg said...

Ooh Rockmama, she is so adorable. Happy one month birthday, prawn!

rockmama said...

Hello ladies!

southern comfortable- Thank you! :)

abcgirl- The footwear is actually a pair of socks that look remarkably like the lovely booties you've knitted. I think her little feet will probably be big enough for the booties in about a month or so if they grow as fast as the rest of her!

brooke- Yeah, i just about cried when I saw how that picture turned out. :)

There's not much point in romanticising the bits of motherhood that suck. Being honest about it hopefully helps other women feel not quite so nuts for feeling the way they do. I've really appreciated the honesty in other people's blogs.

lisalou- yep, she's a coppertop alright! Mr. DD's grandmother had REALLY red hair that Mr. DD inherited to a certain extent. I'm really pleased that she'll probably be a red head. :)

meg- thanks! and happy belated due date day to Jasper. :)

Thalia said...

Such a wonderful photo of her smiling at you. That's one to put in a frame, you'll treasure it forever, I'm sure.

SaraS-P said...

Has it been a month already? Wow! She is adorable! That's a great laughing shot in front of the bluebells!

Mollywogger said...

Beautiful babe and beautiful YOU!

Amy said...

Seriously gorgeous. The both of you and the flowers. Party on, gals! And Mr. DD of course.

tiennie said...

She is so cute! You look great!

katty said...

you both look lovely. and so do the woods.