You know? One? Not a baby anymore, but a toddler?
Where did my time go?
She's one. As in, "I'm going to get into everything humanly imaginable as soon as I possibly can" kind of one.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I am exhausted. The beginning of school + Amelia's first birthday = really, really drained.
Despite my exhaustion, it paid off. Jeremy and I pulled off two great birthday parties to celebrate Amelia's birthday this year. One was on her actual birthday. Jeremy and I cooked pizza for our immediate family and they came over to enjoy the birthday girl. We had a blast that evening - and Amelia had more fun than anyone. I've never seen a baby so happy to have a birthday. She laughed, clapped, and ate her little cake like a champ. She loved it when all of her family stood around and sang to her. She thought that was just fabulous.
Then, she had a party with all of her friends (and family members, too). It was a fun day! Amelia had a remarkable time blowing bubbles, playing with chalk, and seeing all of her friends. She loves attention (naturally), so it made her day again when everyone sang to her. The party was so much fun, but very, very crazy!
I only have myself to blame for the craziness. I'm the one who thought it would be a good idea to have the kids make their own goody baskets using big buckets of candy. Yeah, that was me. Poor Emery and Graham probably ate more candy in that one day than they had ever eaten before.
|The infamous buckets!|