we had a Hannah Bear. So all day we've been looking back at pictures and thinking about what was going on last year at this time.
I hadn't been thinking that it would matter whether I was here for Hannah's birthday or not - originally I had plans to maybe even be away from her on her birthday if I had gone to Sweden to my friend's wedding. I mean, she's a year old. It's not like she knows. Right? And it's just a day. Days are days.
But now that it's here, I think I'd be really upset if I wasn't with her on her birthday. It's not even so much for her, but for me, remembering what it took to get her, honoring the journey we took together, and looking back on it all. Tomorrow and this weekend will be a time to celebrate the little miraculous (thanks to the miracles of modern fertility drugs) bundle of energy and life that she is. But like all great feasts and celebrations, there is a time of quiet meditation beforehand, and so that's what we're doing now. In the time I'd normally be blogging, we looked at pictures from her first few months of life. Our goofy girl.
Today I gave her a shape sorter from Ikea. It is a house with the shapes opened in the roof. You put the little shapes in the holes, the shapes go in the house, and you've got a working system. Except I showed Hannah how to do it, and then gave the toy to her, and the first thing she did was just lift off the roof, put it on her head, and put all the little shapes directly inside the house without putting them through the roof at all. My kid is nothing if not efficient. Then she looked at me like I was supposed to be the smart one, and she was extremely disappointed in me for not having thought of this option before.
Good point, Hannah. I like that you don't play by the same rules as everyone else.