I will be the first to admit that I am a bit over the top when it comes to celebrating special moments. Birthdays are a huge deal in my family — especially milestone birthdays like Baby’s first birthday, Sweet 16, 21st, 30th…you get where I’m coming from, right?
Hubby’s family doesn’t celebrate birthdays quite the way my side of the family does. My mom’s culture celebrates and celebrates BIG! There’s always a reason to have a big party! Hubby was great to “entertain me” as I prepared for Little One’s grand celebration on her first birthday.
Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while know that Little One was born 12 weeks early. Because of her scary start and rough first year of life, each year is cause for celebration. That’s part of the reason it’s “go big or go home” for me.
Our friends at PhotoCaptiva did a Cake Smash photo shoot for Little One’s first birthday. What a fun way to commemorate her special day!
It’s not a party without lots of family, friends, food…and CAKE!
The Hello Kitty love began on her first birthday.
I can’t believe how little hair she had! She was “bald” for what seemed like almost two years!
Friends and family came to celebrate with us. Little One’s cousins from Kingston even made it for her special day.
Little One’s first year was filled with so much excitement and so many firsts! I have countless videos and photos of her laughing for the first time, rolling over for the first time, crawling for the first time (even though she used to crawl backwards instead of forward!). I’m pretty sure I drove my friends and family nuts with my incessant Facebook pics and updates. I couldn’t help it! We were excited that a) Little One was meeting her developmental milestones even though she was preemie and b) she survived her first year despite all the complications of being born at 28 weeks gestation! Most parents are proud of the things their babies accomplish (talking, standing, walking, etc). We were so proud that she survived just another day! Sounds kind of odd, but fellow preemie parents can relate. 🙂
Celebrating a First Birthday
It’s apparent that celebrating a first birthday is incredibly important to me. When I heard that Carter’s & OshKosh are celebrating their one-year anniversary at Sears, I was really excited! Carter’s & OshKosh have always been favourites of mine since having Little One. I really liked the fit and quality of their clothing on Little One.
– Trip includes hotel and air (direct flights from Canadian-destination!)
– Full-size rental car with unlimited mileage and loss damage waiver insurance
– Passes to an Orlando attraction and dining passes
That’s not the only exciting news!
One lucky Life on Manitoulin reader will win a $50 Sears gift card! The lucky winner will be able to spoil themselves on Carter’s gear! How great is that?
Entrants must be a resident of Canada (apologies, but this giveaway excludes Quebec residents) and must be 18 years or older. Also, eligible prize winner must not have won on any other #SearsMom blog! You can enter across as many #SearsMom blogs as they want, but can only win once. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Disclosure – I am part of the Sears Mom Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.