Yes, it's me! If anyone ever even checks in here anymore, I thought I would update you since I have a moment of energy after getting finch to bed by 7:45 and the fact that these photos were taken by someone else attending this event and I don't have to re-size them or anything like I do with ones we take. Plus the ones we take are all on the laptop and I use my desk top for blogging, etc etc.
Here is me and Lana, the author of Willow's Whispers, backstage at the Blue Spruce awards! Our two little sign carriers led us onto the stage where , what seemed like a billion, screaming school kids awaited us. It was amazing!
Here are my unbelieveable co- nominees! Click to see them bigger- I was so honored to be a part of this group, you have no idea. This was a big deal, and I didn't really realise that until I got there. Yay!
It has been a really busy little while. There were the above awards, which my whole family attended! There have been two different full days of school visits where I go and talk about the whole process of book illustrationg and about Willow's Whispers. One of those presentations was on my and Finch's birthday! Phew. My baby turned one and I turned 36. Where did the year go? He is just about to walk and is really starting to get things.
There have been lots of things I would normally have blogged about. Handsome desserts, great books, pretty flowers and cute baby moments, but I tell ya, the sleep deprivation thing has me just squeaking by. I nap with him, so those idyllic free hours I imagined I would have, to craft and drink coffee, with the baby snoozing serenely in the other room, never happen. I have never even attempted to put him down into the crib to nap, so desperate am I for some zzzz-s. We just nap together on the bed. It is rather lovely actually. Looks like we will soon be on only one nap a day though... hrm...
I love this time of year!