Day 144: As I prepare for Amelia's 1st birthday, I am becoming nostalgic about my own younger birthdays. I recall one birthday when I was maybe nine. I whined and fussed that I didn't get a loot bag like my friends did (duh, I got presents!) and it was then that I understood how serious my parents could be as disciplinarians. I appreciate now that they didn't let me be a bratty and selfish little human. Anyways, I loved creating these loot bags for the few family kiddos that will be in attendance on her birthday.