Ohhhhhh Miss Becca. What a year it has been (technically 13.5 months) since you’ve joined our little family. You’ve challenged me in entirely different and strikingly similar ways as your older sister. You’ve added such an element of structure, joy, and unity to our family. It’s been rough, at times, but also so wonderfully sweet at others.
It is fun to have at least one member of my little nuclear family that has a birthday in the summer. Even though Miss Becca only turned one, and that is not really the funnest birthday for cousins, friends, whoever is not intimately involved with the child, we decided to invite a bunch of cousins for a fun pool/outdoor party. Becca was overwhelmed with the sheer number of people packed into our tiny house but she enjoyed cruising around outside and watching the chaos of ten kids in a water trough pool.
She would not taste her cake, not at all. But she did help me make the frosting and had a few licks off the spatula. The candle was mesmerizing and she needed some help to get it blown out. After her party, the presents were super fun, but during the fact there were too many helping hands (cousins, BIG SISTER) to really enjoy the novelty of the books and toys.
We’re pretty lucky to have such a fiesty one-year-old in our house. She’s going to be a very strong and independent woman one day. For now, she’s trying to be the tyrant of our family, and we’re working hard on teaching and guiding her to accommodate the other three people that live here.
We love you Becca Boo!