S: Afton Reanne: The First Year
FC: Afton Reanne
1: Weeby | Deeby | One whole year. A year of sweet, slobbery kisses, toothy smiles, and waking up to your sweet face every morning. As you've grown this year your personality has blossomed. We've loved discovering the little girl that you are becoming. You remind us to enjoy everthing, from the joys of eating chalk and wrestling kitties. We look forward to the next year of suprises. Our love will continue to grow as you do, our little Weeby Deeby.
2: nine months of | A f t o n | the growing of
3: random food cravings. butterfly kisses in my tummy. | battling morning sickness while riding in Korean cabs | attending childbirth education class. | choosing a doula. ultrasounds. picking out a name. | the first time you had hiccups you woke me up. | planning for the day we'd meet you.
4: The Birth of an Evening Star | 8 lbs 9 oz 21 inches long | Sweet Afton, there aren't words for the joy that your birth brought us. The day you were born will forever be one of the best days of our lives. Your Mommy is grateful that you came on your own and that you were born completely naturally with no medication. It was a transformative moment in her life.
5: August 17, 2010 Afton Reanne Evangeline Blanchard Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Seoul, South Korea 5:15 p.m.
6: Bringing Home Baby
8: sweet mornings with our lady...
9: ...drinking up every single moment.
10: your smiles make the world go round
12: Happy Halloween!
13: Our | Sweet | Pea
14: Your First | Thanksgiving 2010
15: For your first Thanksgiving, we invited our friends for Daddy's work, Mr. Choi, Mr. Pelaez, Mr. Calderone, Mr. Danvers, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Goodwin and his family. Your father made a delicious dinner, complete with a magnificent ham that he was very proud of. You enjoying watching all of our guests and delighted in laughing at Mr. Goodwin's wife, Renee. We were very thankful for a little cherub named Afton.
16: Santa Baby
22: Meeting family for the first time. | Afton, your family waiting seven long months to finally meed you. We flew across oceans and through many countries to reach America. It was bittersweet, leaving the place that brought you to us, but we were happy to finally introduce you to your family. Though you were tired from the trip, you grandparents and great-grandparents were thrilled to finally meet you. Grandma Pinky and Grandma Diane just couldn't get enough of you. You are very loved.
25: Springtime in America brought many trips to the park down the road. You enjoyed your first time on the swing and slide. We got caught in a sudden Florida rainstorm or two.
26: Sweet Sweet
27: Summertime | You absolutely adore the outdoors. You would love nothing better than to spend the days in the dirt, eating plants and throwing sand everywhere. You love to scoot your booty around the yard investigating the flowers. Since we've come home, you've even gotten tan! Florida agrees with you and we love watcing you explore.
29: Independence Day 2011
31: Uncle DJ and Aunt Kim's Wedding | July 8, 2011
33: Sidewalk Chalk
34: Your First Steps
35: ...when did you get so big???
36: Mommy and Daddy's Favorite Photos
39: We've got a birthday invitation to announce, So get ready to purr, meow and pounce! We'll play lots of games and snack on some chow, Afton's kitten party will be the cat's meow!