Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ginger turned One!

13 days ago.

Oh there's so much I want to tell you.
So I'll call this part one.

I was not prepared for what I would feel
on Gingers Birthday.
I just kind of thought... Wow One.
We made it a year.
The end.
'The end' of birthday emotion I mean to say.

But no.

First of all, I got a 50/50 approach to "first" birthdays
from the peanut gallery.
I mean that in a kind and loving way- friends and family.
Half thought it was monumental.
Half said, Oh they wont remember a thing so dont give it too much thought.

Well, the side of me that loves the drama
started conjuring up ideas of a grandiose celebration.
And the lazy, procrastinating side of me embraced the latter.

So, torn, I was.

I cut out some balloons out of felt and fabrics
and hung them outside her room
so when she woke up... she'd at least see pretty color on
the walls and think to herself...
What fabulous blobs of color on the wall!
This is an awesome day already!
She was entranced by them throughout the day...
so I'd say it was an accomplishment.

She was getting over an ear and throat infection
so we couldnt go out.
I get the idea that no one recalls their first birthday.
But I also understand that even one year olds appreciate
So if I could indulge her in every way possible for the day and
try to get her to set a record for smiles and giggles...
then I'd count her birthday as a success.

So basically we tore apart a couple newspapers.
Watched Sesame Street and Yo Gabba Gabba while
eating a chocolate doughnut.
Played catch about 18 times.
took every tissue out of the tissue box and
All the books off the book shelf.
Read 10 of those books 10 thousand times.
I bounced her on the bed over and over
and over again.
Until I couldn't breathe.

And I received a billion smiles.
It. was. awesome.

Ginger Estelle Treese
March 3, 2009
About 1 hour old.
G newborn

March 3, 2010
1 year old.
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And here are two pictures from the most
exciting place in this dollface's little world.
Our bed.
Dont worry...
I'm not going to insert the obvious and easy joke
about it being Caseys most exciting place either.
Because, how tacky would that be?

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This one would be the most precious picture ever.
But I am pretty positive Moses got jealous and
purposely got his butthole in there so we couldn't
hang it on the wall.
If you knew him, you'd whole-heartedly agree with me.

More lovely details,
I'm dying to chronicle...
So hopefully this blogging motivation lingers a while.


Victoria Elder said...

You need to crop this pic a teensy bit so Mosey's lil stinkhole isn't stealing the thunder this picture deserves! It is tender.... Ummh she is amazing & has one of the most amazing smiles/giggles! Happy belated G!

Life as Ashley said...

Few things here....

1. I had the same dilemma. All out party or a low key day of fun.? I think you did it perfectly!

2. Ginger still looks a lot like her newborn picture. I could totally tell it was her from those eyes!

3. Your bedroom is to die for.

4. I want to be you in my next life.

5. Happy birthday Ginger!

The Swan's said...

happy bday GInger! and love the last photo! too precious! its crazy how fast th etime flys by enjoy every min of it! cause they will be 3! like logan! lol starting to feel old here! =)

hollyhs said...

oh my gosh, she is soooo gorgeous! i love love love your headboard and bedding and the purple wall. love. seriously, it's a big thing to be the mom of a one year old. i bawled my head off on sonnet's birthday, half from happiness and half from a feeling of "she's not a baby anymore, where did the time go?" i love how you celebrated... so perfect for a one year old. way to go mama!

amber belmonte. said...

love how you celebrated.. so wish i could have been there. kind of freaking out that she's already ONE. didn't you just have her like 2 weeks ago?

Rachelle Carling said...

Ali... I love your blog! You seriously inspire me. You are such an amazing Mom, if I do say so myself. Happy Birthday to your little sweetie! She is ONE beautiful little gal.

Love the post. Love your blog and well, I love ya too!