Sydney Lifestyle Photographer- Celebrating milestones and the moments that matter

 Celebrating birthdays with onsies and movie nights

We celebrated a birthday during August, and it was a milestone in my motherhood journey as well. My youngest is now in the double digits, and I have survived/enjoyed 19 years with at least one child in single digits. Seriously, I feel like I deserve a medal or a badge of honour; how many nappies have I changed, or sloppy kisses have I received, or toddlers tantrums have I breathed through, and the many firsts and lasts that have I celebrated over those nineteen years.  Instead of the medal, I quietly reflected on this phase that is now over. I didn't feel sad or nostalgic for those days that will be no longer but rather euphoric. I gave 110% to being a Mum to babies and toddlers. I was far from perfect, and most days I felt like I was dropping the ball. But when I did drop the ball, I kicked it along with my feet or toes to keep going. Some days were happy and filled with joy; others left me crying in the corner. But that is motherhood; it is a delicate balance between tears and laughter.

As I stood at the top of this mountain, I paused a moment to enjoy the view. I quietly happy danced at an achievement that no-one else would notice and looked forward to the next mountain of tweens and teens. But before I moved on, I celebrated my daughter's birthday with as much sparkle, slime, and colour as I could. She enjoyed a magical movie night and onsie party with her very close friends. We made unicorn fudge, unicorn bark, funfetti cookie dough balls, a rainbow cake and decorated our home with fairy lights and sparkles.

Don't forget to follow the circle and pop over to see Lauren of Lauren Kennedy Photography to see her moments that matter.

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