Awww, how fun! my thirty weeker will be FIVE aug 24, so i feel your pain. It's incredible how time flys! Pretty soon, you too will be going to Kindergarten orientation and bawling all over yourself. I spent noodles first birthday just as you are describing - she and I spending the day. And we had a cookout that evening. When she was three, and looked to be threatening to stop being a baby all together, I said "Noodle, I want you to stay three forever" and she said "ok, mommy, i will try" (: Things didn't work out, though, and there's nothing you can do! Watching your baby grow is the most rewarding, heartbreaking experience. It truly is bittersweet. Hang in there! Stay strong! Just focus on all that you have to look forward to, not all that has gotten away from you.
Mommy of Kenzie Celeste, 30 weeks GA