Last year, this day was extremely bittersweet. I was thankful for such a healthy baby but at the same time, I was still mourning the loss of our third trimester. It was somewhat sad to think about all that "didn't happen". Plus, we were still knee-deep into the sleep deprivation days so both Casey and I were practically zombies. We could have lived at Disney World and things would have still seemed bleak.
|This is how we slept (on the couch) for more than 6 weeks!|
|Kickin' it Summer Style|
Bea and I hosted a play group for some of our favorite tiny people. I did something I swore I would never do- I made cupcakes using a boxed mix and canned frosting:
|A How-To in Pictures ...|
But they were good. Actually it was more than good. They were awesome. Tye-Dyed Cupcakes seemed to be hit.
And we bought some new water sporting activities. A big pool for the big-ger kiddos:
|It's just not swimming until you're fully submerged.|
A tiny pool for the (all things relative) Tiniest Ones:
|Gotta keep that red-head covered in the sun. She'll fry like bacon otherwise ...|
And, a sprinkler ring for everyone:
All in all, it was a good day. A great day, even. We got the chance to celebrate twice. I got the chance to savor my bonus time with this sweet girl: