#35 Always Celebrate Your Birthday!

(You will notice that YES we went from #36 to #35..because your mother can’t count)

In 6 short days you will be one year old! This weekend is your birthday party and I can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Don’t be afraid of aging. It seems the older I get the more people shy away from their birthday as if it is something bad, something they can ignore and make go away. In my opinion the fact that I was blessed enough to make it through another year alive is DEFINITELY something to celebrate at any age. I’m not saying that you have to have a huge blowout bash every year, but at least let people wish you a Happy Birthday without acting like they mentioned an assassination attempt.

If you are celebrating your birthday it means you have taken approximately 10,541,200 breaths, you have likely had somewhere in the range of 42,075,904 heart beats, and also may have eaten somewhere around 33 pounds of bananas–which by the way you currently love. When you wake up on your birthday please smile. Please know that I will always be glad to celebrate it with you. Don’t look upon another year with a frown because that is the fastest way to age UNgracefully. I am so glad to be sharing this life with you and to be watching you grow and no matter how old you get your birthday will always be a monumental day for me.

Here is daddy doing a practice run of your Birthday cake! Can’t wait to see it on the big day!