14 December 2012
Talia Willow's Day
A first birthday is such a bittersweet thing for me, and such a magical thing for a baby. How could she have any idea what was going on yesterday? Yet the whole day, wide eyed, she accepted our celebration and revelry - simply glowing.
The presents were simple and thoughtful. Hand knits, a small wooden ball track, a dress. Perfect. It was *very* hard for the sisters to resist opening things for her!
Cake for breakfast. :) Candles. A day of favourite things, of mindfulness, and peace.
And feeding the ducks in a favourite place. Crisp winter, incredible light, handfuls of seeds, warm layers, and a sort of reverence for this place and this moment.
Just like that, a birthday is celebrated, and tired small children are cuddled and bundled off to bed filled with wonder (and macaroni). My beautiful tiny toddler, now one whole year old!