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Buying a house, riding a carousel and more! Share the milestones in these PEOPLE.com readers' lives

01 of 06

JUMPING IN LEAVES

JUMPING IN LEAVES

AshLeigh Northcutt of Fairborn, Ohio, writes: "This is a picture of my daughter Aubrie Mychael playing in the leaves for the very first time in our back yard after a long day of raking. As a child, my favorite thing in the world was to rake the leaves and jump in them! Now, that is something I can look forward to watching Aubrie do as she grows up."

02 of 06

OWNING A HOUSE

OWNING A HOUSE

Whitney Tidd of Knoxville, Tenn., writes: "I bought my first house this year! I scrimped and saved for a few years to be able to afford the down payment, but I finally did it! It's so special to me because I'm only 26 years old. Five years ago I never would've thought I could do something like this, but I did it! I'm very proud of myself."

03 of 06

VACTIONING

VACTIONING

Vicki Punnett of Brooklyn, N.Y., writes: "[Here is] Adrianne's first vacation pic in Florida. It is very special to me because it's the first time she's traveled since being born (on Dec. 14, 2003) as a preemie and being in intensive care for two months. I am so proud of her full recovery and want her to experience all of life's pleasures. Hopefully, this is just the beginning!"

04 of 06

RIDING THE CAROUSEL

RIDING THE CAROUSEL

Katy Smith of Eatonton, Ga., writes: "This is my son, Gideon, on his first birthday trip to Dollywood. He got to ride the carousel by himself for the first time. And by his expression, you can tell that he loved it!"

05 of 06

FISHING WITH DAD

FISHING WITH DAD

Angie Finnerty of Troy, Mo., writes: "This picture was taken of our son Brendan, 2, during his first time fishing with his daddy, Brian. I love how it captured the special father-son moment. Brendan was so proud of himself every time he reeled in. Each and every time, in total amazement and awe, he would exclaim 'I caught a worm!' "

06 of 06

VISITING THE ZOO

VISITING THE ZOO

Jennifer Murphy of Newark, Del., writes: "This picture was taken at my daughter Jillian's first trip to the Philadelphia Zoo. She had her face pressed against the glass, looking at the polar bears. Not only does her reflection in the glass make this picture look incredible, she is so caught up in the moment it reminds me of how she was with every animal she saw that day!"

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