I am the mother of a one year old!
Happy Birthday, dear one.
It's hard to believe what we were doing a year ago today.
The past year has challenged me and thrilled me in so many ways. Both Bryn and I feel that Trudy is the best "thing" we've ever done; she's such a bright light in our lives. She brings us so much joy and happiness!
We hosted a small party for Trudy last weekend. It was a wonderful gathering!
Trudy had a chance to spend some time with her BFF Lola, who turns one only a few weeks after Trudy. The party featured lots of good food, drinks, and conversations. It was as much a celebration for Trudy as it was for me and Bryn: we survived our first year as parents!
Repurposing my treasure ended up being a big project. I took the entire thing apart to see if the structure would work without the back wall -- an essential step so that it could be transformed into a theatre!
All the parts got sanded.
Next step was priming. Another big job.
We have it in her room now and it's a great forum for puppet shows. Thanks to Bryn's Dad for making the puppets! They were a very thoughtful gift to Trudy for her first Christmas.
Off to celebrate the day with my favourite tiny human!