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S: Aisling Rosemary Charters: Her 1st year (Feb '09-Feb '10)

BC: ~Aisling~ May good luck be with you wherever you go, and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.

FC: Aisling Rosemarie Charters' First Year

1: Our first glimpses of Baby Charters; Ultrasound done by our friend Kristiann

2: Mom & Dad getting ready for the arrival of Aisling

4: There were so many people excited to welcome our baby. Our friends threw us a shower that was held at Theresa Burdulis's house; Mom's co-workers from Henderson hospital threw one held at Mary Foster's home and spoiled you with generous & beautiful gifts.

5: Aisling had so many people waiting to welcome and spoil her! They made sure we had everything that we needed & much more for our baby! Here is a list of just some of the special gifts we received: Homemade knit, fleece, ribbon & quilted baby blankets, countless pretty dresses & outfits, knitted sweaters, hats & booties, snowsuit, wipes warmer, pink flower pillow homemade, bath toys, picture frames, books, towels, car mirror, crib, dresser, pewter brush & comb set, baby spoons, baby sweat, playpen, thermometer, baby on board sign, feeding, stroller system, videos, diaper bag, car window blinds, diaper cake, everything needed for a nursery, bathing & feeding,baby/family memory books, bathrobe, baby music, baby tent for outside, many stuffed animals, dolls & toys, homemade bibs, Mom+Dad=Me frame, gift cards and piggy banks. For Aisling's baptism, some gifts included beautiful rosaries & cases, adorable jewelery (St. Christopher necklace, silver bracelet, gold bracelet, gold necklace with cross heart & anchor charms), a wooden cross puzzle/container; a framed cross-stiching of your birth information, Pewter Cross with Angel & children on it Grandma and Grandpa Hale gave Mom a box of baby items that belonged to her when she was born and she is sharing them with Aisling too. An RESP account was started with the monetary gifts we received to go towards an education fund. Our generous family & friends really have helped us give Aisling a great start in life. | a

6: The night I was born.... February 27th 2009 At about 1110pm McMaster University Medical Centre

8: "Aisling" is an Irish language feminine given name meaning "dream" or "vision" and referring to an aisling, a poetic genre that developed during the late 17th and 18th century in Irish language genre poetry. The name may have a number of variations in pronunciation, but the 's' of the first syllable is always realized as a [] ("sh") sound.

9: A few special cards from grandparents | A Granddaughter is God's way of touching your heart with laughter, blessing your life with happiness, & filling your world with love.

10: Many excited family & friends came as soon as they could to meet Aisling & share in our excitement!!!

11: Visitors at the hospital who just couldn't wait to meet Aisling: Grandma & Grandpa Falla Aunt Victoria Falla Uncle Patrick Hale Grandma & Grandpa Hale Grandma Martin (GG) Aunt Rosemary Hale Aunt Loretta Hale Grandpa Charters Nadia Matos Jeremy & Kristiann Starr Ben & Lisa Hodgins Karianne Irvine Bryan Metcalf Liz Dziuba Theresa Dziuba Trish Quinn Karen Barrett Becky Ellis, Jeanne Sutton

12: My First Day Home! | Leaving the hospital, 5 days later after Aisling was born | Upon arriving home, we discovered Grandma & Aunt Vicky at the apartment having decorated and cleaned it top to bottom!!!

13: Aisling's first home: 42 Herkimer St. Hamilton Apt 406

16: Outside of mom's work at Henderson Hospital

17: My first outing was to accompany mom to a wedding when only 7 days old!

18: A Meet & Greet for Aisling organized by Grandma Falla at the HFFDC Banquet Facility Those in attendance: Grandpa + Victoria Falla, Great Grandma Falla, Great Grandma Martin, Peter, Nancy, Laura & Andrew Revie, Rosemary Hale, Debbie, Jamie & Kim Clark, Jeff, Shari, Alexis & Avery Falla, Grandma Warry, Aunt Shelley, Chelsea Wnuck, Cathy Ward, Chris, Karen, Adam & Alex Falla, Trevor Shannon & Ethan Boppre, Carolyn Piccinin & John, Larry & Dianne Falla, Gary & Georgina Falla, Teddy & Sib Falla, Ron Dwyer, Grandma Falla, who organized the event was unfortunately unable to be there that day since she was hospitalized; She was so sad to not be here this day since Aisling is so incredibly special to her!!!

20: The Spirit of the Shamrock "The shamrock is a symbol of the lovely Emerald Isle, its bright and shimmering leaves of green roll softly 'cross the miles. But Shamrocks also represent a blessed unity~the spirit of togetherness found in the Trinity." | My First St. Patrick's Day!!!

21: The Cathedral of Christ the King's Choir threw a shower to Welcome Aisling along with a very generous gift. They are there every week to say hello after church, welcome Aisling up in the choir loft or Rob waves to Aisling from the loft if we are sitting downstairs.

22: Aisling's Baptism Cathedral of Christ the King Hamilton June 14th, 2009 Godparents Dan Hale & Nadia Matos

24: On your Christening Day and every day after: God go before you. God stand behind you. God watch above you. Always, God Love you.

26: "A baby is a miracle sent from heaven above... To fill our lives with wonder, and to fill our hearts with love.

27: At all of Aisling's first year check-ups, she measured over the 90th percentile. Our Nurse practitioner always said that we as parents were doing a great job & that Aisling was beautiful!

28: Mommy & Me

29: Daddy & Me

33: My First Easter

34: Our vacation to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in August 2009 to visit Great Grandma & Grandpa Kent

35: 5 Generations!!!

38: The Cottage Life: "Life is better at the lake" (Featherstone point)

39: "Loving a baby girl is watching her sleep, just to hear her softly sigh. It's holding her close to your chest, feeling her heart beat with yours." ~ Mommy & Daddy love to watch me smile in my sleep!

41: Aisling in the Media In 2009, Aisling & mom were featured on a CTV news story by reporter Nadia Matos about the top 10 buys of the year. Our point was buying a home. (April 9th, 2009)

44: Aisling getting ready to support the Hamilton sports scene! The Hamilton TigerCats, The Bulldogs, The McMaster Marauders

45: First Halloween

48: I climbed stairs for the first time at Ron Dwyer's Christmas{Party tonight

51: My First Christmas!

55: My First St. Valentine's Day

56: Just a few of the many special gifts given to Aisling by Family & Friends

57: My First Painting

59: Our first Family Portraits

60: Aisling & Lenny

65: After a family gathering, Uncle Dan & Aunt Anita took some portraits of me in our makeshift photo studio!

67: Your baby turns one and there are so many things to be done... Laughing & exploring and having fun. There are presents and ribbons, ice cream & cake. It's baby's first time to celebrate!!! | Happy 1st Birthday Aisling!!!!! God gave us you, so tiny & so perfect.. You have taught us so much, made us laugh and we want to teach and guide you and always make you feel so incredibly loved.

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