Yesterday Ada Lou quietly went from 16 months to 17 months. My girl is growing before my eyes. Nearly every time I lay her down to change her diaper or unbundle her wet, towel-wrapped body I marvel at how long she is, how much she has changed since that first day I un-swaddled her in the hospital to reveal a tiny, newborn body. She's becoming increasingly independent and entirely convinced that she is speaking to you in full, comprehensible sentences. She is still so curious, loving to explore with all her senses. She makes me laugh and has a perfect sense that she's the center of my world.
Yesterday also marked my 1000th post. I can't believe how my life has evolved since that Summer day in 2007 when I thought, "My life is about to get wild. I should start a blog." And so my first post was born in a half-packed bedroom a few days before starting college.
In celebration of my Ada and 1000th post, I wanted to do give away one of my "Bite-sized Bologna" paintings. To win, visit my Etsy shop and tell me which painting you would like. For additional entries, mention the giveaway and my shop on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and come back letting me know you've shared. Enter before 12:00 AM MDT Wednesday, July 18th. The winner will be drawn at random and announced next Wednesday, July 18th.
Also, use the code 1000THPOST for 20% off anything in the shop through the end of July.
|Via Muri, oil on paper, 5" x 7"|