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Gabrielle's LAST Day as a One Year Old

Oh my goodness, really it's been almost two years since I had this precious gem?!  It seems like only yesterday, but then again it seems like a lifetime...well I suppose it has been a lifetime, Gabrielle's! 

I think Gabby had a good finale to her 2nd year of life. Today we packed in a lot of her favorites: we painted, played in the dirt, drew with chalk, went in the swing, ate popcorn (2 bowls), had a short nap, went to do Mommy and Daddy's taxes, picked up her birthday gift, played in her bouncy house (birthday gift), and visited with Grandma and Grandpa McIlroy!! She saw her birthday cake, but not put together yet and so we discussed that tomorrow is her birthday and she will be two.  She kept saying "birthday" but I don't think she has the slightest comprehension of what that means. I can't wait to take her to the aquarium tomorrow and to see her face when she sees her disaster of a cake, which I have no doubt she will love and say "wow-wee!"

Happy last day as a one year old our precious baby girl. We love you more than words can express.


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