Today is a very special day indeed, your birthday.
A day of a birthday is always special, a first one however seems extra special in so many ways. It is the end of the baby days, an emotional hoorah that we got through it, we survived and we loved it. It also feels like the beginning, of many more birthdays to come, of many more years and I for one cannot wait for every single day I get to spend with you as my daughter. It’s just that now, you are my 1 year old daughter, a smiley, cheeky, independent Little Lady that I am so so lucky to call mine.
What a year it has been. You have not only slotted into our family you have made it. From the very start you were just a little star. And seeing you and your big sister together – from that very moment you met to this morning where you have only eyes for her as she sings Happy Birthday to you at every opportunity and all the way to school – it makes my heart swell so much I feel like it might just burst.
There is so much I could say here about this year, this journey we have been on together. However, as I sit here, you are napping and I have tears rolling down my cheeks just thinking about you. About how much you have brought into our lives, of the joy, adventure and sheer adoration. I shall save the details for another day. Today my Little Lady is all about you, turning 1 and loving life.
I cannot wait for this next year where we will have more adventures, show you the world as you make your way into ours. Talking and understanding much more. I am so excited to get to know you as much this year as I have the last.
Always be you. Mama loves you.
If I could choose any 1 year old, I would always choose you.
This weekend we decided to try a “cake smash” shoot with R and was sure she would love it, get very messy and I would probably have to intervene to stop her from devouring the entire thing! These babies do like to surprise us however and in actual fact she didn’t seem to like her first taste of cake very much at all and even with a fork barely made a dent. I did manage to get a few lovely shots of the moment though. I love the innocence of her perfect bare skin, it makes her still seem like a baby even though she is definitely not.
Linking with the lovely Katie at mummydaddyme for The Ordinary Moments – I still cannot believe it will be an ordinary moment to have a 1 year old!