Photographs of my daughters, once a week, every week, this 2014.
We bought them these dresses from Periwinkle for their first birthday party, and in a classic budget-conscious mommy fashion, I bought dresses that were one size bigger (18months) so that they can wear them for a long time. True enough, they’re turning 2 years old soon, and they can still wear these dresses!
Which is swell, because they didn’t exactly have a lot of nice pictures from their first birthday party. At least none of them smiling or enjoying their party like we imagined they would.
And then we realized that maybe first birthday parties are really more for the parents than for the kids. We’re celebrating their birthday alright, but mostly we’re celebrating ourselves for surviving the first year of parenthood, and for God’s infinite grace and guidance and provision to us as we went through this first year of stretching, and learning, and growing.
It’s been almost one year since that first birthday. How can time fly so fast?
Last week I was reminded that it’s about time we start planning Dawn & Rain’s 2nd birthday party. We’ve been putting so much thought on how we want to celebrate this year, especially now that Dawn & Rain can already interact, and have fun, and appreciate attention and love around them. Nothing grand. It’s going to be a small and sweet celebration, but just thinking about the smiles on their faces is already making my heart burst with joy.