Monday, February 22, 2010

Avery's 1st Birthday...Part 1

It's so hard to believe that Avery's birthday has already passed. It was a great experience, but definitely bittersweet. During the course of Avery's first year of life, Shayne and I have gotten in the habit of saying "I look forward to" rather than saying "I can't wait until..." because the truth is, yes, we can wait for all the things Avery has yet to experience. We do look forward to such things, but cherish the time we have with her now. That pretty much sums up my feelings towards Avery's first birthday. I am excited to see her learn and grow and look forward to what lies ahead for us...but I am sad to see her "baby" days slowly disappear.

With that being said, we took LOADS of pictures to capture her first birthday experience. The ones I posted are from Avery's actual birthday. I stayed home from work to spend the day with her and since Shayne's unemployed, he was able to be with her too. We fixed her birthday pancakes for breakfast and spent the day at home in our pjs playing. Her Mawmaw and Pawpaw came over for lunch to witness Avery's first cake experience and to give her a couple of presents. It was a special day and we were so glad to be able to spend it with her.

Excited about pancakes

Ready for cake!

Sharing with daddy

I'll take one more please...

Trying on my birthday tutu!