Last month we celebrated our "last" First Birthday. It's kind of a bittersweet moment. It's also impossible to believe that Elle is one! She talks a lot and stands, but no cruising or walking yet. That doesn't bother me in the slightest - I know it will come and I'm enjoying the fact that she seems more babylike than a walker. I also can't believe that we are still breastfeeding! It's nominal at this point, once or twice a day, but I still count it. We originally had intended to do a small backyard barbeque at our house, but with temperatures predicted to be in the 90s, we decided to move the party over to James' parents house so that they kids could swim. We enjoyed dinner, presents, swimming, and, of course, birthday cake. We were surprised that Elle wasn't overly enthused with her smash cake. She was uninterested for the most part, and it took her a good five minutes to even touch it at all. We have a long video of her with the cake, that is, quire frankly, rather dull. Who would've thought? Colin and Cecily did fabulous jobs on their cakes, and Elinor is a fantastic eater in general, so I wasn't expecting the birthday cake ennui she showed LOL.
July as a whole absolutely flew by. It felt like it was over before it had begun. Hero finished up swim team and James and I started our new lifestyle, but more to come about that in another post. It's kind of frightening how time passes you by. I must be in a meditative mood today LOL. It's probably due to all the sad, depressing news that comes out every day - I want to stick my fingers in my ears and hum loudly like a little child. Not the most mature response, I know, but to fully contemplate everything that is happening can fill you with hopelessness and despair. I worry about my children's future - a LOT. All parents do, of course, but the world seems like a scarier place than it ever was as long as I can remember. I suppose all one can do is take care of their own, help others whenever possible, and pray, pray, pray.