A year has passed. A year since I pushed and cried my way through bringing her into the world. She was perfect. She was beautiful. She was a sister for my other daughter and the newest member to our little family.
The past year has been amazing. I have nurtured, loved, stressed, cried, and prayed my way through every day. I have watched this little person grow and I have loved her beyond what I thought I could ever love.
I thought I had the parenting “thing” figured out… I thought it would be easier the second time around. However, this first year with this new little person has been its own unique journey. God blessed our family with a completely different, amazing little girl… cuddly, affectionate, yet busy and curious.
The weeks leading up to her birthday have been a time of reflection for me. It’s been wonderful remembering this past year and my husband and I had been planning to celebrate her first birthday in a magical kind of way.
Here are some pictures from my baby girl’s first birthday….
We went “crazy” with the decorating. We chose a “retro” theme by decorating with old Golden Books, vintage fabrics and collectible items.
I sewed a happy birthday banner (shared here on my blog). We bought a white tablecloth that can be signed with fabric markers every year on her birthday. I also made her a Waldorf birthday crown.
My husband and I handcrafted a Waldorf birthday ring.
I displayed her monthly anniversary photos on a line of bias tape hung in the living room. Each clothespin used to hang the photos was adorned with a picture from a classic Little Golden Book.
We loved watching our little girl open and interact with her gifts. Her big sister was very helpful too!
Then there’s the Waldorf doll that I made for her. She loves it! The doll has movable arms and legs, a bum, belly button and even a heart (my husband and I wrote special notes on a paper heart and I placed the heart inside the doll’s body before sewing it up).
Happy Birthday my darling baby girl. You’ve blessed us more than you could ever know.