I’m a year old, holy moly! I don’t think any baby sister is as loved as I am by my brothers. Every morning they are so excited to see me and want me around constantly. Teething hasn’t seemed to bother me this month. I haven’t been grumpy. Mom is trying to wean me and I don’t like not being nursed to sleep! My hair is starting to curl at the ends. It's so cute. Mom loves that I don't take my headbands out. I don't mind hats on my head either. The proof is the picture above. =)
We’ve gone out on our boat a lot in the last two months. I am a very good baby on the boat. I love when it goes fast and having the wind in my hair. I don’t love my life jacket as much though. I said my first words on the boat. The boys were tubing and yelling “hit it” over and over to get Dad to go. I yelled “hit it” too. Everyone looked at each other wondering if that’s really what I said and so I said it again and again. Everyone got a big kick out of that. I’ve said a few other words like Mom and Dad, but still don’t use them on a regular basis.
Since I’m not nursing as much I am eating a lot more food. My newest love is pizza. I can eat several pieces. At the trunk or treat someone gave me a wrapped candy bar. I sucked on it all night. Dad realized that I had bit a hole in it and had sucked all the chocolate right out! I am good at entertaining myself. Now that I crawl I like to explore the house and find things to get into. I’ve discovered the glory of the toilet and love to play in it. My new favorite is pulling all the books off the bookshelves.
I love to give kisses, right on the lips, open mouthed. I love to be held close while someone whispers sweet things into my ear. I love to laugh and to make people laugh. The boys taught me to make monster/zombie noises and it makes everyone laugh. I like to make spitting noises too. My brothers and I make those noises back and forth and it’s good fun. I love to be tickled and to rough house. I fit right in!
My family is so happy that I joined our family one year ago. I bring so much joy, daily, to everyone around me!