Things I <3 Thursdays {First Birthdays}

It pretty much makes my day when I get a little tip or hint that makes my life easier/happier/awesome-er in some way.  So that got me thinking...  Why not share the little (and big) things that make my life happy.  The things I love.  Enter: Things I <3 Thursdays

I have a theory: The more children you have, the faster the time flies.

The way things just happened to work out, we ended up with two pairs of kids - each set fairly far apart.  My older two are 10 and almost 8, and then my younger two are 3 and (gulp, tear) 1.  

Because things ended up this way, I constantly have two walking, talking, silly, sometimes moody but always amazing reminders of just EXACTLY how fast time really does go.    


And that brings us to today.  March 5th 2015.  Exactly one year ago, my sweet Emma arrived and I can remember each and every detail as if it really were yesterday.  

She has been such a blessing to our family and I just can't begin to imagine life without her.

Babies are funny that way.  Before they arrive, you can't really imagine your life with them in it.  But then, the second you hold them in your arms, you can't fathom life without them...

It blows my mind the growth a baby goes through the first year of life.  And although a year is quite a long time, it's also really not.  You'd think never sleeping through the night for an entire year would make things drag, but somehow time just keeps on ticking.

 Despite my every effort to cherish each moment, to live in the present and enjoy every second... an entire year has flown by before my eyes and it's overwhelmingly hard to put into words. 

So maybe I just won't even attempt it...

...because pictures are more my thing anyways.

And this is why I love First Birthdays...  because they are so much more than just a day.  Happy Birthday my sweet Emma.  <3