Friday, April 12, 2013

A Year of Firsts

On April 14, 2012, my life was forever changed. 

This little nugget was brought into my life.

 This weekend we will celebrate her 1st birthday. The past 365 days have been a whirlwind roller coaster of pain, heartbreak, tears, joy, smiles, and laughter. Today, some of the brighter moments...

We had our first swimming lesson together.

We made our first trip to NYC

We went to the spa.

Attended our first concert...

...and probably offended some people.

We dressed up for Halloween...

and went to the pumpkin farm.

We realized we love pumpkin pie.

...and discovered makeup

We learned how to open presents... play with the ornaments.

.... and wear the latest seasonal fashions

We played in the snow

...had a photo shoot in the living room

...and learned to make faces

That little girl is the absolute pride and joy of my life. I will take care of her as though she were my own. I will be her confidant and partner in crime. I will be her friend and mentor. I will be whatever she needs me to be. 
After all, I'm the Aunt.

I'm off to stuff my face with pizza and cake. See you all on Monday!


  1. Those firsts are so amazing aren't they?

    Happy Birthday, Baby!

  2. She's such a cutie! I can't wait until the day I'm an aunt. Although, I hope that day isn't for a couple of years!

  3. Such treasured moments, I'm glad you have her, and that she has you! Nothing like the love of a good Aunt to keep a girl on the right path! Enjoy your weekend of celebrating with that little angel!

  4. Awww she is absolutely adorable and a happy birthday to her.

  5. She's a beauty! I love that "Only an Aunt" quote! I can see why you are so tickled by this lil beauty!

  6. Aww, this brought a tear to my eye. Reminds me of the bond I have with my niece, who is now 27! We've always been close. LOVE THIS!!!

  7. What a beautiful little girl! I'd give anything for my lame brothers to make me an aunty so I am definitely jealous of you!! I have two kids of my own, but being an aunt is just so appealing to me :)

  8. What a cutie!!! She is absolutely precious! :)

  9. What a beautiful girl! Those cheeks! I'm in love! :)

  10. Awwwwww. That was so sweet. Being an aunt IS great. And she's a doll.

  11. She is so lovely. I love them all, but my favorite is the pumpkin patch -- what a cutie! I hope it was a perfect day.

  12. Dang it! You are making me get warm and fuzzy inside, but I don't want kids! Haha