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Monday, November 21, 2016

First Birthday!

Last night was our first snowfall of the season. Ironically, I can say without a doubt that last year the first snowfall occurred on the evening of the 21st. I remember this because I was awake half the night with a difficult labor and I could see the snow falling onto the Oratory roof across from the hospital.

As a Game of Thrones fan, we joked that "Winter is coming..." and, after our LO was born, "Winter is here..." but most of you wouldn't get the reference.

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to attend a free community photo shoot; professional photographers from all over coming together and giving back to families in the area. They suggest attending for holiday pictures, but I decided to make it a birthday shoot instead and loved the results! It's not easy with an almost one year old, she wouldn't sit still!

Yesterday we had a birthday party with 30 of our closest family and friends. We had asked for donations to the Children's hospital in lieu of gifts, and while nearly everybody donated we still had a trunk full of presents! We opened a couple for her last night but we will give her the rest over time.  As everyone calls our little girl a unicorn baby, my BFF found the perfect cake and we had it replicated by DH's cousin.

Tomorrow, her actual birthday, DH is taking the day off and we are attending our baby sign language class as usual and then bringing brownies to playgroup for a mini birthday celebration! After that we have a few errands to run, possibly a trip to the mall to see some Christmas decorations, and then a little party with just us three. Leftover cake for dinner? Maybe!