I'm one of those crazy mothers that is always kissing, always running to her baby when she makes a peep, basically obsessed with everything and anything to do with my daughter. Just to give you guys some sort of insight, my nickname is “The Baby Hog" because I refuse to let anyone else hold her. Sometimes when she falls asleep in my arms, I will just stare at her and do weird things, like smell her breath, or wonder how something so perfect was created by me. So as you can imagine, when I found out her first birthday would fall on the same date of MacPherson Toy House's grand opening I felt very conflicted. I managed to book a cake-smash photo shoot last minute, and figured I can plan a little intimate party for her towards the end of the month (that in itself is a mission, trying to get everyone in town for the same date, or all my girlfriends baby's nap times correlated). As you can see the photos turned AMAZING! I am extremely happy with them. I highly recommend using www.luveashlyn.ca Ashlyn arranged the cake, catered to my colour palette, and was very accommodating.
It was my husband's birthday today and I forgot! I feel like the most terrible person on the planet. This man has given me everything. Everything I have ever wanted. I'm talking surprises me with love letters, showers me with gifts, finds solutions to all my problems, and most importantly has given me my healthy daughter (IVF for 2 years) I don't want to turn this into a cheesy love poem, BUT I HAVE NO CHOICE! I'm talking I would die for this man (yes I am that type of a person).
This is what I think happened (and no I am not making excuses for myself) I am in the middle of opening Macpherson Toy House, which is my first time doing anything like this! I am new to this end of the retail world (my husband would tell you I am a professional shopaholic and has banned me from many stores in the ’hood). Its been a huge learning curve, hectic, a lot of decision making, and on top of it I have a little girl who turned one yesterday. Thats the other thing, their birthdays are one day apart. London's is the 18th, and Kevin's is the 19th. I never thought I would forget the most important person in my life's bday. I was so worried about not being around for my daughters birthday that I wasn't even thinking about my poor husband. And now the unthinkable has happened! I pride myself in being a giver. I love making my loved ones feel special. I hate saying no to them! I am going to take this as my first big lesson from running a business, don't forget about what's most important!