Today was a special day in our little family. It was Amara's first birthday, and we wanted to make sure it was a memorable one for her. Mina and I had been planning this day for weeks, wanting to give Amara the best celebration she deserved.

We started the day by making Amara her favorite breakfast - oats with fresh fruits. She seemed so excited as she dug into her bowl, not bothering about making a mess on her face or clothes. Watching her eat always brought joy to my heart, knowing that she was happy and cared for.

After breakfast, we took Amara out for a walk in the nearby park. The sun shone brightly overhead as we walked hand in hoof (or paw), enjoying each other's company amidst nature's beauty. Amara loved running around and exploring new scents while Mina kept a watchful eye on her every move.

As the afternoon approached, we headed back home where Mina surprised us with homemade cupcakes decorated with edible flowers - something she had spent hours perfecting just for this occasion. We sang Happy Birthday to Amara as she blew out the candle placed delicately on top of each cupcake.

The rest of the evening was spent playing games together, cuddling up on the couch watching movies until it was time for bed. As I tucked both girls into their beds - one snuggled under blankets while another curled up next to me - I couldn't help but feel grateful for having them in my life.

Amidst all celebrations today though there is still an air of sadness lingering within me; knowing that these moments are fleeting and that eventually they will grow older leaving behind memories cherished forevermore...