Last First Birthday

So, I am well aware that anything can happen – but for all practical purposes, we have celebrated our last first birthday.

We all knew it was coming and it was a whole lot of fun. The kids fed the ducks, fished a little bit, rode in the golf cart and blew bubbles.They ate too much and played too hard. Presents were opened and toys assembled. People socialized and some caught up a bit with those they hadn’t seen in a while. It was a great day.

Funny how the best of days still leave you with a sense of longing. I guess knowing that you will never get that cake face back, knowing that we have already accomplished a lot of firsts – Christmas, Halloween, Love Day – those firsts are over.

I realize I have a good many firsts to still look forward to. I am thankful to have such a full life with a full house.

Funny the variety of emotions that accompany being a mom…


  1. Makes me think back about our many first and our many last, like the first first birthday and the last first birthday. Very poignant.

    • Chris,

      I know the feeling – reminded me that maybe I should slow down and take everything in a bit better so that I may recall the events and enjoy them all over again when the time has passed.

  2. Fabulous picture!

    As the father of 14 and 16 year olds, I can safely assure you that you have many more firsts to look forward to.

    Some of them are even this much fun. 😉

  3. Sorry I couldn’t be there to celebrate. I was home on the couch sick. Looks like a blast was had!!

  4. It was an amazing day! Thank you for letting me be a part of a very special last first birthday!

    In two months I will be going through the same thing… I can only hope that I handle it with the same “April” awesome-ness!


  5. Jay –

    Yeah – but I am betting some of them aren’t 😛
    Thanks so much for the encouragement – it means alot coming from a seasoned dad such as yourself. I sure wish I knew Francy. It is always helpful to have friends who have been there.

  6. What a cutie! Happy Birthday!

  7. I have yet to experience the first first birthday in our house and I’m sure it will be a blast like the party you just described. There definitely will be more firsts for you with the years to come. Good luck!


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