Celebrating the milestones of our little Miss Clementine :)
Bittersweet, too. She's turning one. When did that happen??!!
I've been slowly packing away goobered-on, baby toys (that aren't goobered on any more) and baby blankets that are not needed to keep a little toosh comfy any longer. That makes me sad.
When our first kiddos were wee little ones, I could hardly wait for them to get into the next stage. I must confess, for selfish reasons, I found myself pushing them a little too quickly.
With this child? Much different enjoyment process.
When I turned 40 the light bulb went on when mother wisdom came knocking on the door and woke me up.
I decided to really start enjoying the moments of life. They are so precious and pass too quickly, and when you turn 40, you realize that maybe, just maybe, half your life is over.
With age comes experience and wisdom. Not that I claim to have reached the mother load in that department, but I know a heck of a lot more now than I did in my early 30's. (And I'm speaking on my personal experience only.)
In my 30's, I could hardly wait till tomorrow. In my 40's, I'd give anything to have the yesterdays back.
Right when we thought our fertile years would end with two more lost babies, Bam! God gave us this tremendous gift of joy in the form of Miss Clementine:)
A gift so incredible, our hearts feel as though they could just burst whenever we lay eyes on her. A second chance to experience raising a little one all over again.
And it has been almost one year. Yowzer!
(Sigh...) Yes, we totally smother her with kisses!
I thought being a child with a birthday in January would be not so grand until I came across a Winter ONEderland theme last fall (plastered all over Pinterest.)
I found these invites on Etsy, via Pinterest...
(I'm showing her name on the invite...just this one time ;)
Aren't they ridiculously cute?!
We have no family in Texas so we are only entertaining her godfather (and his family) as well as a neighbor. A warm and cozy gathering in her igloo :)
Praising God for the joy He has given our family and looking forward to the joy of her turning one!
~ Patty ~