Saturday, October 26, 2013

Emily is One!

Baby girl, I cannot believe you are 1 year old!!  Well, you have been 1 now for 17 days.  This blog is kind of late, but I wanted to make sure all your adorable photos could be in it.  It seems like you were just a tiny infant not too long ago, curled up on my chest and so new to the world.
Look at you, just about an hour after you were born:

Now you have grown into a sweet, smart, entertaining, loving, diva extraordinaire who is learning new things all the time.  I will admit that I got teary-eyed the day before your birthday, thinking about how fast the year has gone and hoping that future years don't go by so quickly.  I just want you to stay my and Daddy's little baby forever!  However, I thank God all the time for giving us a healthy, perfect daughter that we DO get to see having her first birthday...we really have to count our blessings when there are others who are not so fortunate.      

This month you:

Had your first ice cream truck experience!  You shared my chocolate malt cup and Daddy's frozen lemonade (you liked mine better, heehee)
Were lovingly dedicated to the Lord
Saw your first parade!  It was for fire-safety week, and it came right by our house!
New words/phrases you said: thank you, bless you, let's go, grandpa (and you're calling everything 'baby')
Stood alone without holding on to anything...but you are still so scared to try walking!
Love sharing food and toys with others...especially Katie, *sigh*
Have a couple more teeth
Love watching Doc McStuffins and The Lorax (that movie seriously puts you into a trance)
Took off your pants and diaper TWO times in the morning before I came in to get you!  Lil stinker!
Say "mmmmmm" after eating bites of foods you like
Make barking sounds whenever you see pictures of a dog
You're able to unlock our cell phones, and even made a phone call by yourself...April said you told her "hey" and everything, lol
You also pretend like several of your other toys are phones, holding them to your ear/neck and saying "hello"
Love playing with all your new toys, and riding in your new car from Mommy & Daddy
Had fun at your first b-day was Strawberry Shortcake themed, because you still love that TV show!  You played, ate the icing timidly off your cupcake, saw your friends, and opened some really cool presents!  You are one lucky girl!   :)

I'm sure there is probably some things I accidentally left out...there is just so much to remember with you, Emmy!  Never, EVER forget how much Daddy and I love you, and how much all of the rest of your family loves you.  You are the most special blessing in our lives and I am so happy that God chose me to be your Mommy.  I love you more than words can express!  Happy Birthday, sweet angel!   ~Mommy