since parker was born, i've been half excited to see his milestones come and go and half totally weepy over it all. i was looking through his hospital stuff when he was about a month old and realized i didn't have his hand and foot print from birth. i didn't have his hand and foot print?! the hormonal mother i was freaked out and made steve call the hospital right away to see why it wasn't with the file and where was it and how can we get it and it won't be the same now because he's older and his hands and feet have gotten a bit bigger and oh my gosh i'm going to cry. they told us that it's for their records. why?! i'm not sure. but at least it wasn't lost... i guess. so, since then, i've wanted a clever way to record his ridiculously cute, pudgy, knuckle-dimpled hands. i came up with it the other day just shy of him being six months old. i got some fabric out, traced his hand (the hardest part of the task, to be sure), cut it out, and mod-podged it onto these wooden canvases i got. i think i'm going to hang it on the wall in his room and maybe do it again when he's two or something. it's cute and sweet and i like it quite a bit.
and that's that.