We have friends who gave birth to their first child a couple years before we had Little. I remember Stephanie saying on Hogan’s first birthday that they would plan to take all their children to the zoo for their first birthday – a family tradition.
When it came time for Little’s first birthday, I sat down to think through what would be best for HER in the place that God had her right then. Little wasn’t walking, was barely sitting up and mostly just liked music and lights. Music and Lights? A carousel!!! So we invited two of our close friends and we all went to ride a 100 year old carousel here in town. Little LOVED the lights and music . . . a great success. (I can’t find a picture to save my life – I will now breathe through the stress and continue my post. Photo recovery is a job for super genius husband.)
At the end of the afternoon I turned to Honey and said, “Why don’t we plan to take all of our children to ride the carousel on their first birthday?” and he thought that was a great idea.
We took Bubba for his first and had close family friends join us:
It was fine – we should have stayed home for many reasons, but KB got her carousel ride and loved it.
I can’t believe my baby is ONE!