Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday my darling Sadie Caroline!

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me...
Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be."

Today was such a great day for both of us! Sadie's birthday present to me was sleeping in until 7:30 (rather than her usual 6:15 a.m.!). We cuddled and nursed in her room to start the day while listening to my labor music; the playlist I was listening to one year ago. We danced and read books with Daddy before heading downstairs to see her birthday present.

She loves her beautiful kitchen that we ordered from hammerandnail's etsy shop. He even sent us a homemade apron as a thank you for being his first customers!

We had breakfast and talked about the day and then got dressed to go to storytime at the library which she does every Tuesday and Thursday.

She wore her purple birthday crown so that everyone knew it was her birthday and Miss Mary Jo even read the birthday book and everyone sang Sadie Happy Birthday. Sadie took two great naps and ate really well (which for a one year old makes for a great day!).

Sadie heard from lots of loved ones today and got three renditions of Happy Birthday over the phone. Several of the messages and emails Sadie got today made her mama cry. What a lucky girl she is to have so many people loving her to pieces.

When Dad got home we all played and got dinner ready in the kitchen (including Sadie in her kitchen). We nursed and Daddy put her to bed without a peep.

What a perfectly wonderful first birthday for my sweet girl.


Gratefulmom said...

Happy Birthday Sadie! You too Rachel!

Danielle said...

First birthday! Well, I'm so glad it was a happy one. We are coming upon the same milestone (next week) and I'm so excited but also a little shocked. Really, where did the time go?!