I am so happy to be part of a blog circle with some fantastic photographers. Once a month we create a post with the theme – for the love. Follow the link at the end of the post to the next blog in the circle. Keep following links, and you will find yourself right back where you started.
This month: birthday celebrations and how our family showered our birthday boy and girl with love on their birthdays.
This morning I counted 24 birthday celebrations I have orchestrated since taking on my role of mother.
We have come a long way. My first daughter had a big party on her first birthday. Grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends were invited to celebrate our baby girl. She was happy to be part of it but clearly, the party was for mom and dad.
We no longer celebrate with big parties. But we do celebrate.
That’s the boy sipping ginger ale on the morning of his birthday. Yup. He had a tummy bug and wasn’t feeling so great. His sisters were also sick and home from school.
The good news: there was no party to cancel.
His dad stayed home from work and took him to out to a construction site. (WAY better than a bunch of five year olds running around the house in Atty’s eyes.)
He didn’t eat much cake but loved blowing out his candles and opening gifts.
The best gift: an excavator! It was in pristine condition for five minutes.
The next morning we woke up to our baby’s… gulp… little girl’s birthday.
We went out to the park for a bubble blowing extravaganza!
Time with dad and mom.
Cake and candles.
I didn’t know when I was celebrating my older girls’ birthdays at this age that a very simple day can be satisfying and full to the brim with love and celebration.
Happy Birthdays to Atticus and Augusta! Love, love, love you.
And now on to the next blog! Follow the circle to Veronica Armstrong’s post.