Our babies are a full year old! We celebrated with a party this weekend with all of our family and friends. The girls are so loved and were just a tad spoiled, if I’m honest. Today is a quiet day full of their favorite foods, playing, waking them up by singing “Happy Birthday” and taking a picture on the exact minute they turn one!
Leila’s top 4 teeth are just starting to poke through.
Her hair is getting redder and starting to curl! It’s longest on the crown and back of her head so she has a bit of a cockatoo hair do going on, in the cutest way.
Her emotions are always right on the surface and she seems to walk a line between wailing and laughing. It doesn’t take much to go from one extreme to the other.She’s so sweet, loves eating and being held. Once she is used to a new situation, she takes off and doesn’t stop.
Blake is so very close to walking. She tools around on push toys and barely holds our hands when we help her along.
She is waving, clapping and holds up one finger to tell you she’s one.
She’s a sweetie, but with an independent and stubborn streak. For example, she prefers to feed herself, so she grabs the spoon from me and growls if I don’t give it to her. Or she spits out pieces of food I feed her so she can then put them in her mouth herself.
We are done with our monthly photo updates, and I think all three of us are pretty relieved, because it is getting hard to keep them still and focused.
They are off and running!
This has been the best year of my life. As emotional as I’ve been over the past week about how much time has passed and losing a tangible connection to my girls (they have fully transitioned to cow’s milk), I am so happy to see them thriving and happy. I love watching them learn, grow and become their own little people.