Alright, strap yourself in! This is going to be one photo heavy post! If one is going to go all out with photos, a first birthday is a great excuse to do so.
Chris and I took the day off to spend with Forest for his first birthday. One thing I’ve hated in this last year is how little time we really get to spend with him during the week and I think prioritizing moments like this is important if it is accesible to us. We woke up about our usual time this morning, 6:45 am, and took some time to wake up and get moving around the house. Forest opened a few presents from us and then we decided to get going and head up to Sam Houston National Forest for what we’re aiming to be a yearly tradition for the next few years—a yearly family photo. The first two photos from last year and this year’s will be below. After our trip to the national forest we stopped for Mexican food for lunch and then headed to a tree nursery to get two bald cypress trees to plant down by the pond. We had a relaxing afternoon at the house, did smash cake, and let Forest play most of the afternoon. Poor kid was tired earlier than normal and was asleep by 6:15pm!
At the end of the photo extravaganza is a video I put together from his birth. There’s nothing ooey and gory in there because we didn’t take a ton of video, and the video is only about 11 minutes long.
Original photos here.
You can see the rest of the photos from the smash cake here: Forest’s First Birthday album.