I’m one proud mama! 🙂
She’s 3 yrs and 8 mos old now.
We had a party for my baby’s 1st birthday today and it was a long day. Since we’ve been hard saving these past few weeks but still had budgeted funds for this occasion, I’m proud for my husband and I that we’d managed the day without any embarrassment. I helped for the food preparation with our cousin, as the official cook. I did most of the shopping and organizing. I’m also glad that my husband did his share by doing the chicken barbecues and ensuring the availability of the finger foods.
It was not much of a fancy party but relatives and close friends came and had fun eating and chatting. We are grateful that they celebrated this special day with us. Pictures were taken with mostly have my baby frowning on it. I think she’s confused with all the fuzz and the people. I managed to carry her on my hip most of the day while entertaining the guests. I just want this day to be memorable to us as family. This moment, this party, may just be an ordinary one for most people but someday, I know it would be a big part of my daughter’s past. She will have signs of us celebrating this special day of her life and special moment of our parents’ lives. I could look at the photos someday and reminisce this first birthday of my first daughter. How we truly made the effort to make this day especial to us.
One of the many lessons I’ve learned from past experiences, is to celebrate every occasion like birthdays, family holidays, special events, even just with little food or gifts or plain dating out. This event how little it maybe will be remembered and appreciated as part of caring for the person and keeping the good relationship towards each other.
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My baby’s turning one year old this coming December 7th. She’s growing so fast now, from a crying baby to babbling baby and soon to be a talking child 🙂
So far here are her preferences or favorite stuff:
These are few of the moments I’ve happened to capture within the first year:
Gillian @ 7 months
Smiling Gillian @ 5 months
I am grateful as a person because:
I have an adorable daughter.
I have a lovely husband.
I still have my parents.
I have two brothers.
I have a lot of relatives and
I have gained a bunch more from my husband’s part of the family.
I have good friends.
I have food on the table.
I am healthy.
I can sing nursery rhymes.
I can dance though I have two-left feet.
I can walk and run.
I sleep peacefully.
I laugh hard.
I do funny faces.
I tell corny jokes.
There are a lot of things to be thankful about. I guess there is no room for regrets and despair with all of these in my life. Counting my blessings whenever I’m down and tired is sure an effective way of getting to my feet again. The fact is, those little things and the people in our lives are the ones that matter most. They are the very reason why we continue to achieve the things we dream of. So, dream on and be grateful!