Happy Birthday, Dory! Considering what a rich, intense day the 29th was last year, we had a lovely, low-key day today. Traditions were maintained. We cooked spaghetti for lunch, the same thing my mama made for Matthew and I when we all came home from the birth center last year. Matthew brought us both flowers. He gave us each a card. And Dory opened her presents right before bed, a crazy idea on our part, as she revved back up and wasn't ready for bed until almost 10:30 (hence the late post). As was the day, her gifts were simple.
A pop-up style book that makes noises and a small WonderPets stuffed animal from our friends Betsy, Randy and Andrew.
A bag of Mega Blocks, which will hopefully prove entertaining for us, as well as Dory.
And a bag of randomly selected balls from the big ball bin at Toys 'R Us.
The balls were definitely a hit.
We have a party for the family planned for this weekend and that's going to be fantastic. I'm glad today, though, on her very first birthday we had such a sweet, quiet day with the three of us.
I want to write more, but I am exhausted! For now, I'll just leave it at Happy Birthday Dory, our crawling, giggling, babbling, blue-eyed, pasta-eating miracle.