Ladies and gentlemen, my toddler.
How YOU doin'?
I thought I was going to write something profound and moving to mark my son's first year, but I...really have no words for it.
His birthday (and mine) comes at the end of the year, so it really makes one think about the roller coaster ride (sometimes house of horrors) of a year we had.
At his super simple, DIY first birthday party--more on that in a future post
It was, by far, the most difficult year that I have ever gone through. But I think I'll always look back at 2013 as a year of growth, a year of discovering my true strength and my capacity for love ("to the moon and back" doesn't seem to cut it).
My son turned me into a grownup.
Proudly showing off all two of his teeth
Oh A, you're a super speedy toddler now (with a hobbit-like appetite), but I reserve the right to call you my baby for life. Even when (especially when?) it gets embarrassing!
(Photos by my SIL, Yasmin Gosiengfiao)