There were a few tears yesterday as this Mama welcomed toddler Emerson and fare welled baby Emerson. First birthdays are just so bittersweet to me. From a jaundiced newborn, to a healthy crawling girl learning to walk, she has been such a delight. I'm so glad that I did the monthly portraits this past year. It's great to see them all together. There is still much of the baby about her, but the toddler is emerging. A cheerful cheeky toddler who loves to play with her brother and his toys. A fearless climber who Daddy has nicknamed bruiser - due of course to the bruises she receives as she goes. A sweetheart who loves to give big 'mwah' kisses and waves with a floppy wrist.
Yesterday my sister and I took Cohen and Emerson to Lone Pine Sanctuary (pics tomorrow) to celebrate her first trip around the sun. This was followed by dinner with family, sparklers and birthday songs, then cake. Cohen of course helped her unwrap and play with all her gifts (and told several people it was also his birthday!)
Happy birthday gorgeous girl. xx