mixed feelings about birthdays in the past. With this being her first I wanted to break from the traditional party to celebrating her life and remembering her birth itself.
her birth story is pretty awesome, and I would totally do it the same way again (if I could guarantee that I would not have the baby in the car on the way to the hospital). So on her birthday, we went to the lake that I walked round and round while in labor. We being me, the girls and my mom (who was not working that day - poor Beach was, though, so he couldn't come).
So we walked, huddled together with our picnic and had cake. My mom graciously made a homemade one. Shiloh's first taste of sugar, yet she wasn't a huge fan...Yahhh for that. Zoe, on the other hand, very much looks forward to birthdays for this very reason.
This little bundle of true joy. How I am blessed this year to have her in my life. How she is a blessing to others, some that even have to stop me from across the grocery store for the big smile that she gives them. For the great big hugs and kisses and snuggles that I treasure and melt in. For the way that she loves to dance, even if she can't stand yet but waves her hands wildly as her sister jumps around her. For how she adores her sister and can't seem to get enough. I love you my precious sweet gift of God. May your light always shine so bright!