Saturday was Hayden’s first birthday. Oddly enough, we didn’t get all introspective, or look at his baby pictures, or marvel how much he’s grown (so much). My mom did say, “Just be glad it’s not last year”—and I am (two words: spinal headache!). Plus, I don’t have to go through last year again. There were good times, of course, but it was a lot of work.
So while his birthday was a milestone, of course, it wasn’t like a “turning point.” I’ve been surprised to find that nearly every milestone in my life isn’t marked by a huge change (the one exception: becoming a mother was an enormous, instantaneous change!). As I remarked to one of the moms at the party, “It’s almost as if he’s been working up to this day every day of his whole life—as if he were only one day older than he was yesterday!” Life slips away so gradually.
Anyway, now for some pictures from Hayden’s birthday party!
I haven’t had enough pictures up here lately. The rest of the week I’ll post pictures of Hayden playing with his gifts and his latest antics. And yes, I’ll try to get the video from the party online. No promises.