We are four short weeks away from you turning 1! These past eleven months have really gone by fast and I have enjoyed every single minute! You make me one proud mommy! Your sweet personality totally shines these days and can light up anyones day that you come in contact with. You love to smile and try to get everyone around you to smile too. Giving kisses is a new thing you are loving to do these days, and Annabelle is your favorite to give kisses to. Charley and Annabelle really catch your attention these days. Annabelle loves to play "ball" with you, but Charley goes running when you come near (don't worry, he does that with everyone). You also love to dance to ANY music, which includes my terrible singing, the jeopardy theme song, or anything on the radio when we are in the car. You have so many toys from Christmas to play with, and majority of the time they keep you occupied, but lately you have wanted to be held constantly. You have mastered the art of throwing a fit, with tears and all, when you don't get your way. I can't even imagine what the "terrible twos" will be like! You are a great eater these days, and I'm sure having 6 teeth makes it easier. There are quite a few things that I would consider your favorites right now...oatmeal, taco soup from Rolling in the Dough, applesauce, and macaroni and cheese. You do love drinking from your sippy cup, but it quickly becomes a game of throwing it on the floor and watching us pick it up. Over the next couple of weeks we are going to slowly transition from breastmilk to whole milk. I am hoping and praying it goes well for both of us! You are still long and lean, and wearing mostly 12 months clothes, but you can still fit in size 9 month as well. You are a very active child, crawling everywhere or walking while holding on to something. Your daddy and I think that you will be walking by your first birthday. You still take 2 naps a day, and unfortunately, you will only nap in your swing (that no longer swings). Your daddy and I are going to really start working with you to get you to take naps in your bed and get rid of the swing. I am still thankful that you sleep all night. I joke with your daddy and tell him that the only thing you got from me was your love for sleep. You are definitely your daddy made over! You look like him and are starting to act like him already. I think its precious! You are my pride and joy and I continue to thank God every day for choosing me to be your mommy!
All my love,
Things she is loving: giving kisses, being held,
dancing, drinking from her sippy cup
Things she is not a fan of: wearing shoes,
not having mommy or daddy in sight