Zoe's First Birthday
Zoe's first birthday fell on a weekday. So it began as a typical Thursday for us. Andy went to school while Zoe and I headed out to a Mommy and Baby music class. I am always kinda proud of myself when I get us out the door dress (in a cute pink dress), feed, clean and on time to something. Then sometimes, you get to your Mommy and Baby activity and, like this day, it is cancelled due to teacher illness. Such is life. It was a sunny day so I took her to the swings in the park for a short while before lunch. She loves the swings and every kid should smile tons on their birthday - right!
Grandma drove up from Sooke to spend the afternoon with Zoe. We had lunch at the house together and Zoe got to open her first presents up. A drum and music apparatuses set - thanks Grandma...... Zoe got into it right away. Zoe really seemed to like to card too, a one page book, what a great idea!
Later that afternoon Daddy came home early from school to join us visiting. Zoe was given another gift, this time from Mommy and Daddy, her own fuzzy pink chair. We didn't know exactly what she would think of it. Wow does she ever love it. From the first time she sat in it, she smilles super big and swings her legs in happiness. She hasn't yet figured out how to get herself sitting in it, but often attempts, then points to the seat and looks at one of us to lift her in. She looks so grown up in it.
Saturday we had a party for her. About 15 people, including some young kids. Zoe loves playing with other kids. She also loves being the centre of attention, so she had a good time. Although I think she was a bit shocked to have so many visitors at her house all at once, especially when they all piled into the kitchen to wathch her eat a piece of cake! Again she enjoyed the cards and unwrapping the lovely gifts. Tissue paper, tape, bubble wrap, its all a new and exciting experience.
Here is a video of Zoe watching Mommy blow out the candle on her first Birthday cake.
Karen and Andy