One in two

In two days my precious daughter turns one. Although I doubt she’ll remember much about this milestone, I know she’s aware of my absence, and no words can express how much that shatters my heart. Being able to hug your child on their birthday– even the stress associated with parties for kids– is something I’ll never again take for granted.

If I were home we’d definitely be out and about as we celebrated her birthday week….so I’m glad that Tatum has lots of family to keep her busy in my absence. Let’s take a look at what she’s been doing:


She loves her play area. She also loves playing hide and seek. Bonus points for her ability to play hide and seek in her play area. Can you spot the Tater Tot?


Much like her brother she is ravenous and devours everything in sight. Despite no shortage of available food, she still attempts to slyly snatch a sandwich from an unsuspecting victim.


Now is the perfect time to practice walking and standing!

Some of her best times occur at ‘Camp Theresa’– the home of Theresa [a.k.a our beloved childcare helper/lifesaver] and her family. Note the contrast between Adventurous Trucker Tatum and Girly Ballerina Tatum. 😉


My offspring wearing a frilly, pink tutu. I smell the influence of a certain Maris in this photo shoot…


Those tire earmuffs are absolutely priceless! In this photo Tatum enjoys her first Monster Jam [event featuring giant trucks jumping over and/or crushing little cars]. No I’m not joking. Vroom vroom.

With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,


About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.
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