I can’t believe we’re less than three weeks away from Nyana’s first birthday. A whole year of wires and tubes and beeps. A whole year of prayers and love and laughter. A whole year of Nyana’s Army. Nurse Awesome visited a couple of weeks back and had the privilege of giving Ny her very first birthday present. To be the giver of the very first birthday gift someone ever receives is pretty special. And it’s a pretty cool toy: an old school wooden bead maze, complete with suction cups on the base to firmly attach to the hardwood floor in the living room.
The toy was played with and enjoyed for a time, and then it was time for the real present: a gift bag full—FULL!—of purple and yellow tissue paper, just begging to be shredded. It started innocently enough…
… and she got excited when she saw what she could do.
Before we knew it she was surrounded by a pile of colourful paper shreds.
And it was at about this time that we thought to get a piece of it on video.
When the dust settled, we found her exhilarated and exhausted in a pile of confetti.
The tissue paper has long been cleaned up and the toy is getting played with every day now. But I’m calling this practice for the big birthday in a few weeks, when she’s surrounded by more ribbon and wrapping paper and chocolate cake than she knows what to do with. I think Babygirl will be able to play Birthdaygirl just fine.