14 December 2012

Talia Willow's Day

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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.

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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!

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Cake for breakfast.  :)  Candles.  A day of favourite things, of mindfulness, and peace.

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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.

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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!

4 comments:

  1. Happiest birthday wishes to Talia from all of us, she is such a beautiful little girl lots of love x x x

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  2. Happy Birthday!

    hugs to you all

    San and co xx

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  3. Happy birthday to Talia! I just love that picture of the four girls in the tub, look at that sister love :)

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  4. Belated birthday blessings to Talia xxx

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