From her arrival at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas to celebrating her first birthday at the Houston Zoo, Aidan provided an action-packed first year of adventures.

Here’s an overview of that special year.

May 18, 2005: Aidan is delivered by emergency c-section at St. Luke’s in Houston.

May 2005: Aidan’s first family visitor, my cousin Mark Isaacs from Canada, spends a week with us.

June 2005: Aidan’s grandmother and Uncle Will first meet her. Her aunts Diana and Rhonda meet her later in the same week.

July 2005: Aidan begins going to Children’s Garden Montessori School.

September 2005: Aidan and I evacuate to the Hill Country as Hurricane Rita approaches the Texas coast.

October 2005: Aidan celebrates her first Halloween in New York, dressed as a chili pepper for trick-or-treating.

November 2005: Aidan celebrates her first Thanksgiving at home in the Montrose neighborhood of Houston.

December 2005: Aidan is sick during her first Christmas but opens presents, including a talking Cookie Monster toy, with the help of her mom and dad.

April 2006: Aidan celebrates a Houston-flavored Easter that includes pool time with friends, acquaintances and her Uncle Buddy.

May 2006: Aidan celebrates her first birthday at the Houston Zoo with a party that includes several zoo animals brought over by a zookeeper.

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