Sunday, January 6, 2008
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!
We just finished a party for my baby Wynter!
1 year old already. It is so cliche about "how time flies," but so true. I've been very dedicated to enjoying these fleeting moments with my babies...they are such blessings.
We had a "cupcake" themed party for Wynter and not being much of a "baker," was impressed with my darling little cupcakes. The kids who RARELY get sweets, were pretty excited about the cupcakes. It was painful putting a sugar-laden cupcake in front of my little baby....she got into it a bit and then I switched it out for some organic bananas and cheese....Hey, she didn't seem to even notice! She was more excited about the pom poms on her little cupcake birthday skirt to notice. I finished this skirt the night before her party and the cupcakes about 20 minutes before the guests arrived! Whew!
I started a tradition when I had baby #1, compiling video footage from the year and putting it to music for a tribute video. I have now done that for each birthday for every child. With three now, that task has become quite a challenge. But as the family gathers around to watch some of these fleeting moments and memories each birthday, I get inspired to maintain my tradition. Wynter's song was "Better Together" by Jack Johnson...you may be listening to it now here on my blog. One of my favorite lines is "love is the answer at least for most of the questions in my heart...like why are we here, where do we go, and how come we're so hard?"....
It is hard to believe my sweet cupcake has reached the first birthday milestone. She is so laid back and it is amazing how laid back we've become as parents to a third baby. If half the stuff that is done to her had been done to our first born (being dragged about the house by older siblings, eating dropped morsels of food off the floor, knocked over with "love" by her 2 year old brother, etc. etc), we may have had a heart attack. Happy Birthday Wynter Soleil! You truly are our "winter sun!" and you've make our hearts larger every day!!