Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Leah is ONE!!! - July 16, 2008

Hannah wearing her Abby Cadabby shirt.

And Leah in hers

Mmmm... She had more cake on her hands than she got in her mouth. Cleaning up was fun...

Dear Leah,

Today is your first birthday!! I can’t believe how quickly the past year has flown by. You have turned into quite the little character, and you love to show us your personality.

Your 7th tooth came in a few days ago and the 8th is just under the surface. Your toothy grin is SO cute!! Hopefully you won’t start working on your molars for several months, we could use a little break from teething for sure.

You are quite the talker as well. It seems that you are significantly more verbal than Hannah and Elijah were at this age. You just started shaking your head ‘no’ this week, and you love to tell us NO. You started saying something for dog and Elijah this week as well.

One of your favorite things is to have Daddy carry you around to look at pictures on the wall. You point, and he says the names of the people in the pictures. You love to get into everything, and we’ve dubbed you ‘destructo-baby’.

You now pull up to a stand all the time, and you can even balance in a squat position. You can stand for about a second, but you have no confidence in that ability. I have a feeling that you are going to be a climber, but I thought the same about Elijah and I was wrong about him.

We’ve been at Momma and Papa’s for a couple of weeks now, and we are really enjoying it. You like the pool some of the time, but you like me to hold you mostly. I bought a new baby floaty for you since Elijah likes to use one too. I think the water makes you sleepy, and that doesn’t thrill you.

We celebrated your birthday yesterday, and we decorated with Abby Cadabby stuff. It was really cute and girly. Momma made some yummy chocolate cupcakes and we let you destroy/eat one by yourself. I don’t think you ate very much, but you certainly made a mess!!

Today we are planning on taking pictures of you and going to the Jasmin Moran Childrens Museum in Seminole, OK. It should be a great birthday!

I love you Leah Miriam! I’m so glad we know you, and I can’t wait to see all the things you do in life.


Tom and Renee said...

Happy Birthday Leah! It looks like you had a wonderful time getting all messy with the cup cake...yummy!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Leah! I can't believe she is a year old! Oh, my!! I feel like just yesterday you were pregnant and whining about driving to IN to look at houses ;) Just kidding LOL Yay for Leah!!

Gina Glo said...

Happy 1st Birthday!! She is so adorable, as are your other children. Thanks for sharing!