baby girl is 1

Is it possible that my baby girl is one? It feels completely impossible, and yet, I have all these photos on my camera from her first birthday party. Apparently, it happened. Is this what I should expect from the next forever? Minutes flying by at lightening speed. Her little personality growing and changing by the minute. Her beautiful face becoming more and more expressive, silly and smiley?

There is much about life that goes by quicker than I'd like. But this is by far the most. I want her to stay the tiny bean that first arrived for forever. But then I adore the times right now where she is exploring the world and becoming her own little person. She is my inspiration to be stronger, to be smarter, to be healthier, to be more effective in all I do.

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Of course we had to try a 'cake smash'. Since she hasn't eaten much for any processed sugar yet, I thought I'd try to make her a 'healthier' banana cake. Well, as everyone that was present can attest, it turned out to be a bit of a bowling ball. She smacked it, she hit it, she poked it, and eventually, she threw it over the side to its death. And there was hardly a dent in it. She did manage to get a few bites of the icing at least!

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To my baby girl, happy first birthday. I will love you forever. xo