of course, i will share more from arden’s first birthday later, but i wanted to share this now, to show how happy and cute she was all day yesterday.  i realize she didn’t know it was her birthday, but i assume that by the time lunch – the 2nd special meal of the day – rolled around, and people were handing her unexpected gifts and showering her with smiles and ‘awwwws’ all day long, she had to have known something fun was going on.  plus, her mama was so giddy all day (despite being a bit emotional), so there was lots of dancing and silly singing.  i think my good spirits rubbed off on her!