Saturday, June 25, 2011

At One Year

 Dear 'Munchkin'...

Well, here we are.  You are no longer our little baby but now our one year old girl.  This year flew by so very fast.  It seems as if just yesterday, we brought you into the world.  In this year, you have brought so much joy and sunshine to our lives.  You have captured all of our hearts and filled us with your light.

At one year, you are sweet and smiley and have a personality all your own.  You are the happiest, easiest, most mellow little girl.  You light up a room with your smile and you draw attention from everyone around you. 

When we though of having a little girl, we expected a very timid, cautious, gentle baby.  You are the total opposite.  You jump into things without a though or a will try anything.  You love wrestling with Daddy and spinning with Mommy.  We think you will be Daddy's roller coaster buddy.

You haven't taken those first steps yet but, you stood alone without holding on a few days ago.  You have a lot of keeping up to do with your brother so we think you'll figure it out real soon.  You love chairs!  You  crawl up in a chair, big or small, and try to get it to rock.

You love to play peek-a-boo and so big, though you only put up one arm.  You adore chasing after your brother and, much to his dismay, you always want to play with what he's playing with.  The two of you love each other and have a special bond.  I am excited to watch you two grow together.

You are still such a petite little thing.  People often assume that you are about 9 months old and you're still holding strong in your 6-9 month wardrobe.  Our sweet petite.

You love playing with Daddy.  He makes you giggle like no other person can.  You are definitely a Daddy's girl and you reach for him to hold you most of the time.  You always want Mommy when you are sad or hurt or want to snuggle. 

You are such a foodie.  You will eat anything and everything.  We are weaning you off the bottle and hope to put them away a week after your birthday.  You drink well from a sippy cup but you much prefer drinking from a straw.  If you see someone drinking for a straw, you have to have!

You still suck your thumb when you are scared, unsure or tired.  You have a language all you own and have foreign conversations with us all the time.  You sometimes babble in your sleep and you have a sweet little snore that we hear almost every night.

You are such a girlie, girl!  You still love shoes...playing with them, eating them, tapping your feet in them.  You help pick out your clothes every usually grab for frilly colorful dresses and then we put you in something more conducive to playtime.  You grab your brush from my hands and brush your hair already.  You also love baby dolls!

We just adore you, our little one.  You have brought so much to our family and we feel complete with you here.  Thank you for the sunshine you have brought into our lives.

Happy First Birthday!

 Thank you so much to my super, awesome, talented friend, Sarah Middleton of Itsy Bitsy Photography.  Her work is fantastic.  Check her out here...


Kati said...


devon lorraine ... said...

I love love love these photos! And her g'day party was adorable too! Happy birthday Chelsea!

devon lorraine ... said...

Love love love these photos!

DeBran said...

Aw....why does it go SO fast!! Happy Birthday pretty lady! :) xoxo