Friday, February 6, 2015

One Year

My Sweet little girl, who is now not so little!

Although I have been thinking about this post for a while now, I have been putting off writing it as I'm in a bit of denial that you are really now one year old! I can't believe it, I swear it was just the other day when we brought you home as this lovely little bundle of cuteness that only ate, slept and pooped! And now although you are still super cute you have added so much to your list of activities.

You took your first step this past month, it was kind of a "falling" step but we are still counting it. And you just seem to love it when your Father and I put you in between us and try to encourage you to take more steps. 

This past month you have also started to use gestures to request your two favorite songs, "Patty Cake" and "If your happy and you know it". You love it when I sing those songs to you and you love to clap along. You have even started to use the correct hand motions at the right times during the song. If you had it your way we would sing those songs all day long! 

You have really discovered how much you love to dance this past month as well. You have a favorite toy that plays music and you will spend a good part of the day dancing to it. We just love to watch you and are just amazing with all the awesome dance moves that you have come up with all on your own. 

At this point although you do say "Mama" and "Dada", I feel like you are just making the sound then really making any true association with what those sounds mean. So I'll be honest I'm not really counting them as your first words. I do hope that comes soon as you do love to baby talk to us and it will be wonderful when we can understand what you are trying to tell us. 

You had another tooth pop up this month so you are now up to eight. Four on top and four on the bottom. This one didn't seem to give you too much problem, thank goodness maybe because it was just one. 

Each month your sweet little personality shines through more and more. When we go somewhere new you are a little bit cautious at first and like to sit close to either your Father or I and will take your time and check everything out. And then when you are ready you very bravely will go off on your own and explore what is around you. It really shouldn't surprise us that you do that as you were like that when you were first born you took your time warming up to this new life outside the womb as your "fourth trimester" ended up being closer to five months long rather then three. But now that you are use to the whole idea of this world, you are ready to take it on and seem to do so happily. 

You are also showing us how strong willed you are, as when you have made up your mind that you want to go somewhere or get something and I stop you for some reason you will very loudly show your displeasure and will continue to try and get your way. 

It has been a wonderful year and I look forward to many many more to come. 

She has grown so much!

Here are some pictures from her birthday party.

It was a book theme

Our good friend made the cake and cupcakes. 
They not only looked amazing but were delicious! 

She was a little unsure of what to do with all that cake! 

She finally got the idea ;)

I just want to say a huge Thank you to all our friends and family for all the love and support you have given to us this past year as we adjust to parenthood. Whither big or small we appreciate everything you have done for us. It really has helped and might a great deal to us. 


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