Happy Birthday, Naomi!

It's been quite a first year with our Naomi. Shortly after she was born, our midwife pronounced that the 9lb 5oz newborn was quite "rugged." Her size, her presence, and her volume in those first moments of life indeed have revealed a rugged spirit in Naomi.

"Gusto" also comes to mind -- every accomplishment, milestone, injury, and sickness has been done, met, survived, and weathered with gusto. On the eve of her birthday, true to form, Naomi split her lip in the bath, an injury that led to a gory scene, more gray hairs for me and Bret, and a 1-year-old who's little worse for the wear. 

We celebrated her birthday today at our favorite family place, Tolo Cellars, a quaint and comfy winery in Paso Robles. It was a lovely summer scene made complete with family and dear friends, a picnic, strawberry cheesecake, our favorite wine, and a birthday girl who, surprisingly, did not put her face in the cake (she did, however, touch the burning candle, which left red wax on her finger).

Andrea, Saturday 24 July 2010 at 7:41 pm two comments
Mom, - 25-07-’10 10:56

It was a privilage to be there for her 1st birthday party! It was a lovely day. I’m so glad that after the night before, the party went on!

Auntie Heidi, - 25-07-’10 17:12

Ah poor thing. Tis the way of younger siblings as they try so hard to keep up. I’m glad you had a nice time celebrating at Tolo. I love the crown on Naomi’s head, so darling.

Love Auntie Heidi

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