Today, Pumpkin turned one year old. We had a nice party for family and a few close friends. Pumpkin had a great day, and had a blast opening her presents. She also enjoyed playing with the cards she got. She didn't eat the cupcake I made for her, but she enjoyed digging her fingers into it. Given her recent stomach troubles, I didn't really mind that she didn't eat the cupcake. The rest of us ate our cupcakes, so I was still glad that I made them from scratch.
I can't believe how quickly the year has gone by, and how much everyone in our little family has changed this year. Pumpkin's changes are most obvious, and just today she seemed to change more, as she got steadier on her feet and ventured out for more "unanchored" walks. Hubby and I have changed, too, though. I have more Mommy confidence now and Hubby has really turned into a wonderful Daddy. We're learning our way around our new lifestyle, and it is feeling more comfortable.
Maybe next week I'll feel like writing a more retrospective post about the first year. Right now, I'm going to go relax and enjoy the rest of the day. It feels like a day to celebrate Hubby and my parenting accomplishments. I wonder if that changes as the kid gets older, or if each birthday still feels a bit like a celebration for the parents, too.