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October 24, 2012

because, if it isn’t an event, what is it? ;)

so, you know the prep now and how much went in to it.  we do that as moms, don’t we?  we selflessly put a lot of time and energy into things to make things magical for our dear little ones.

i’d also like to point out from yesterday’s post that I was out of sorts.  lyla probably barely knew it was her birthday.  she is, after all, only one.  and she doesn’t know she missed the verse the night before, or that her crown from london didn’t make it on time, or that her cake was still cold because it had been frozen without time to defrost.  she won’t know all the reasons i was disappointed with her special day.  so many little things were going wrong.  i wasn’t on the ball.  and feeling this way made me feel like i was letting her down.

but the truth is, as mothers, we have to learn to forgive ourselves.  when lyla looks at the pictures of her first birthday, she won’t remember all the stress i was carrying.  and why am i still carrying it?  time to lay down that load and rejoice in lyla, and all that she is.

i love her so.

… so here is the outcome, again, of all that prep.  lyla is hard to capture. she’s always moving around.  but, i think these are the good photos from the bunch.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Dad permalink
    October 24, 2012 6:56 am


  2. hughes and home permalink*
    October 24, 2012 8:41 am

    yes! with much fanfare and to-do, HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear sweet little girl! we all love you.

  3. Angela Painter permalink
    October 24, 2012 7:42 pm

    Try not to be so hard on yourself! I’m sure you’re girls know how much love and care you put into everything you do! Try to relax and enjoys these special moments. And congrats to little Lyla, one whole year!

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