Sunday, October 2, 2011

1 Year (plus some)

I know its been far too long, friends and family! I have decided to start blogging again because life is moving much too quickly and I want to keep everyone updated. Also, I thought I could use this blog as an encouragement/prayer/care site, too, as we find out more with what is going on with Adaline. More to come about all of that as well. For now, an update on our sweet girl (who is now 14 months old!):

ONE YEAR (plus a few months)

Nicknames: Sweet girl, Addie (to a lot of people), and Dad and I really just call you Adaline. :) 
Temperament: You have a sweet, sweet temperament. You take a few minutes to warm up to new people, but after a couple of moments, you are trying to make the whole room laugh! You love to laugh, too. And its contagious. You are gentle. Cautious at times. Curious. Loving. And so resilient. You are quite amazing. Its hard to believe that just over a year ago, you had your surgeries and you were in so much pain. You have come so far in just a year, sweet girl!
Things I could do without: You love to throw your paci's out of the crib when you are napping and you think its great fun. But, this just means you aren't napping. Also, you love to feed the dogs your dinner and that has caused many battles for mama and you at dinner time. 
Things you could do without: Getting dressed (you really prefer to be naked), and being held when you don't want to be--you want to be on the go!
Item/toy we love the most: Your little push toy that Bethany got your for your birthday and your rocker. You love them. I love that the push toy helps your learn to be more independent! We also love Baby Einstein videos because you love to dance to all the music! Its fun to watch. 
Item/toy you love the most: Your push toy, your sippy cup, your big nob puzzle (that you like to use as pacifiers), anything that you can pull out/toss all over the room (such as the basket of stuffed animals in your room that you love to empty)
Things I'm loving the most right nowYour curiosity. I love that you are curious about the world! You love to look in every nook and cranny.  I love your laugh. And your smile. Its a welcome relief after a long day at work. Your kisses and high fives. The way your say Mama and Dada. I love that you are learning something new every week. Your development seems to have accelerated! Its incredible. 
Things your loving the most right nowYou love walking around with your walker and "cruising" the furniture. You love playing "Where's Adaline" and surprising people with your incredible smile. 
What you are saying: You are saying Mama, Dada, and, at times "Hi" and you are starting to say "Dog". You are so smart, sweet girl! 

*This was taken just yesterday. What a big girl!*

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