with lots of tissue paper
a cake made by Grammy
that lasted seconds before she destroyed it.
For her first cake
she did a fantastic job.
We had fun just watching her.
A birthday hat (in her birthday suit),
more presents including her first baby doll,
A fancy dress from The Disney Store
She is his princess and clearly adored.
And that was all before her birthday, because she woke up to a breakfast party
and party favors
and fancy straws
and her balloon from church last night.
Yes we went overboard without intending to.
We gave her a couple more gifts
and then went for her one year well baby appointment.
and we feel a bit in shock.
Paul even remembered, as we drove to the doctor,
that morning a year ago when he first met his baby sister
as he described how tiny she was I couldn’t help but cry.
They are happy tears but really I can’t believe our little girl
is turning one today.
She has been our “cherry on top” which Joe
describes in the analogy of our life
feeling a bit like a sundae we don’t deserve.
We love you Miss Olivine.