It's hard to believe that our baby girl just turned one. I've seen other kids grow up, but there is something special about watching my own daughter grow up. I never realized, or gave it much thought, as to how much a baby changes in their first year. I don't change that much in a year. I might put on or loose a few pounds, get a new hairstyle or get some new clothes, but nothing like the changes from infant to toddler. When we brought her home from the hospital all she did was cry, eat, and want to be held. Now she can feed herself, crawl everywhere (even up and down stairs), and she only wants to be held when she's tired.
Yesterday, I fed her chicken nuggets for dinner. I cut them in quarters and set them on her tray for her to feed herself. Her Cheerio cup happened to be on her tray too. I could hear her throwing her nuggets on the ground, her way to say she's finished eating. I go over and think, "you did a pretty good job eating; you only threw 2 pieces on the ground." When I started cleaning her up I realized that she had stuffed over half her nuggets in her Cheerios cup. Silly girl! It's been an exciting year watching our baby grow up.
We all had fun at her party, you can see 2 pics below. Thank you to Aunt Cindy and Granddad for coming over and my sisters for being here too! Thank you all for loving us and our daughter!