Then life levels out and the "firsts" are more rare. First day of school. First lost tooth. First time riding without a booster seat. First lead in a show. Less and less firsts to note.
The summer of Ashley turning 11 we started to hit new "firsts." While not noted in the baby book, they are still big steps for all of us.
First time at sleep-away camp: Ashley spent a weekend at Upper Canada Village.
First flight alone: to Michigan to see her friend from kindergarten
First play date without parents in the house: well, this almost happened when friends invited her over, but would not be home. I ended up staying since it was pouring outside.
First time staying home alone: this is happening more often as we make quick trips to Home Depot.
What's next? First crush? First date? First heartbreak? First broken bone? First time driving a car?
Time slow down and let us enjoy it all!