Today our baby girl turns 1. She has been an incredible addition to our family and makes us all feel very complete. She is sweet and loving and sensitive. She loves her mom and dad ALOT and does not want much to do with anyone else that may try and hold her. She loves to wave hello and goodbye and is quite the little talker. Her words include dada, dog, mama, cheese, banana, hi, bye, Jax, Case, Colt, more, all done, didi, papa, baby, ball and no. She seems to pick up new words and signs everyday. She is finally crawling everywhere, pulling up on things, going up stairs and getting into everything she is not supposed to. She has a scream that is so high pitch it hurts my ears every single time (we are working on getting that under control) and she may be slightly spoiled (which I am also working on). She eats everything and is not picky at all (I am sure this will change as she gets older) but it sure makes it easy to feed her. I am still nursing her but am slowly weaning her to a sippy cup full time, right now she just nurses morning and night and does great drinking out of a cup. She seems to love baby dolls (which I think is so cute!) and her brothers legos (which is so fitting since she is surrounded by boys all day long). She wears size 12 month clothing, size 3 diapers, sleeps 12-14 hours a night and takes one 2 hour nap every day.
We had already celebrated her birthday with Dave's family on family vacation and then my sister Amy had a little party for her when we were in Boise last weekend. So we kept her actual birthday very simple. My parents came over in the morning and brought Colbi her present. My mom had taken my cabbage patch baby doll from when I was little and Dave's cabbage patch from when he was little and had cleaned them up, sewed them new outfits (with the help of my Grandma Milly) and had a baby blanket made (by my cousin Jaime) and then put them in my old doll bed and gave it to Colbi for her birthday.
She kept saying "bebe" over and over again, then giving them kisses then throwing them on the ground (which the boys thought was hilarious!).
After my parents left I took the kids down to the cupcake shop Frosted and had them pick out a birthday cupcake for Colbi, they picked the banana split flavor and when Dave came home for lunch we put a candle in it, sang her Happy Birthday (which she loved and just smiled at us the entire time we sang) and then we let her go to town on the cupcake. Even though we had celebrated a couple times before this was the first time I let her actually eat the cake. Dave started by feeding her and then once she got the idea she loved it and could not get enough. It was so fun watching her eat it and the boys were loving it as well. Dave made the comment "this is how all 1 year old birthday parties should be". We didn't have a big celebration but that did not make the day any less special, it was fun to just be together as our family of 6 and celebrate this sweet little girl who has been a huge bright spot in our lives this last year.
Happy Birthday sweet girl!!!!
12 month stats
Weight: 19lbs 12oz (40%)
Height: 30 in (80%)