I don't even know what to say. What can you say? This little person has been living for just one short year, and already we say "what was life like without her?" I can't remember. I think everyone who knows her can say that life is a little brighter with Hattie June in it.
She's living up her one year old status, by becoming a little vocal tyrant. She knows a few words, but apparently just shouting and pointing in an aggressive way is MUCH more effective for her. She is like a baby Mussolini. Except that we love her.
Some highlights of Hattie turning one:
*Taking her first steps the week before
*Saying "pop", "dog", "baba", "mama", "dada", "ah-ah-ah" (monkey sounds), "hah-hah-hah" (dog panting sounds), "A-lella" (Noella), signing "more", "all done", and "light".
*Loves to eat fruit, cheese, peanut butter, pancakes, eggs, avocado (does not like - vegetables or meat. It's weird going from one child who will eat absolutely anything to another who simply refuses to have something even in her sight).
*Just one real milk bottle now at night (we had to cut down from 3 formula bottles to 1 real milk bottle rather quickly. Girl likes her "baba")
*Loves being outside. Cries when taken inside or not allowed outside when someone else goes there
*Loves stuffed animals (Booger Lamby to be exact)
*Loves seeing people and will wave hi to whomever she sees (that, or she will just point rudely at them)
Here are some fun pictures!
|Living up to being a one year old: Into EVERYTHING!|
|Standing up like a big girl.|
|On her birthday morning. Okay, I get it now. She totally looks like Uncle Alex here...|
|Birthday present from mom and dad. Giant stuffed dog (named Felipe).|
|Noella never misses a chance to dress fancy. She's been begging to wear this dress for weeks. I told her she had to wait until Hattie's birthday.|
|Outside, getting ready to ride her bike. I told her she needed shorts over her tights.|
|Same monkey cake that Noella had on her first birthday....|
|Before she even licked the frosting, a huge clump went straight into her hair.|
|She likes it! Birthdays aren't half bad!|