Thursday, August 18, 2011

Geneviève Turns 1!!!

Geneviève Anise turned 1 yesterday.

How is that even possible?

I had a quiet day, remembering how only a year ago I woke up in the middle of the night with some definite signs of her arrival.  I remembered the way she entered this world - fast and decided, carrying me with her.  I remembered how peaceful her birth was and I can't help but be awed when I think of it, and thankful to the women who accompanied us on her journey earthside.

She was born in a hurry, and Richard was the one to place her in my arms.  I remember his face, how proud he was.  Gen was my pudgy baby - rolls and dimples and wrinkles everywhere.  She still has those dimples when she grins.  She's a beautiful girl, and her personality matches her birth.

We celebrated with the Grammies and Grampies, and Auntie Lydz and Uncle Shawn.

Her cake was 4 layers of chocolatey goodness.  Most of hers landed on the deck, but she made good use of the icecream.

Gen, Maddie & Crystal, the bunny.

Her very own chair...when the other kids let her sit in it.  She's holding her ground, though, and giving them whatfor.

My sweet Baby Gen.

1 comment:

Abigail said...

I'm sorry I didn't have the internet to wish her a happy birthday...or better yet, get to wish her a happy birthday in person....but Happy Birthday Sweet Gen! I remember your birth day like it was yesterday!! xoxo