Friday, March 4, 2011

"Nobody knows it, but you've got a secret smile..."

Avalon is 11 months old today... 

I can hardly believe she will be one year old in a month, I can hardly believe it has been a year since I gave birth to her; the greatest love I have known.

I am busy preparing her first birthday at the moment, a Hungry Little Caterpillar party for her and her friends. It will also be bitter sweet as it is a joint party with her friend, Owen (and our dear friends, Tracy & Marty) who are moving back to Australia only 2 days after the celebration. We will miss them so much, we have become very close to them and Tracy has been a wonderful support to me over the past year (I have only known her a year too.)

Today we had lunch with friends (including Owen and his Mum) and the went for a walk in Farnham and also to Manor Park from our house. The kids had balloons and it amazes me that such simple things bring them such happiness.

Avalon has also cut her second tooth within the past week and has been 'eating' more and more. 

I have written many a time about how I am in awe of how she changes and grows, each day there is something new for me to discover about her, and watching her make her way in the world is awesome yet humbling.

As we head into March I can feel the weather getting a little milder... the sun is shining that bit warmer and the darkness takes longer to come in the evenings. I am so excited for the Summer months; to spend even more time with her in the outdoors; walking, playing, exploring. By that time she may be walking and I cannot wait. 

She is our absolute joy and all we do is for her. 

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