My nephew, Hunter, turned one on June 17th. We were so happy to be able to spend this special day with family. Hunter was born in Thailand and lived in India for several months before we got to be a part of his life, so there was no way we were going to miss this important birthday! On Saturday June 19th, we headed to Bowling Green for the celebration. Laura and I have enjoyed watching Emily and Hunter interact more together as older babies. Emily is a fast crawler, but she can't outpace Hunter's walking so I'm sure she will be giving up the crawling soon in favor of upright mobility so she can keep up with her cousin. Laura had an adorable cake for Hunter and in usual 1 year old fashion, we enjoyed watching him tear into his "monkey" chocolate cupcake. Hunter got all kinds of fun gifts for his first birthday which is making this Mom kind of look forward to Emily's birthday, but at the same time I'm really having a hard time with thinking about Emily being one in just a few weeks. This year has been so hard and so wonderful all at the same time. Everything has been new and I'm continuing to learn and grow with Emily every day. Here are a few of my favorite photos from Hunter's first birthday.