I can't believe it's already been a year. I'm excited and sad at the same time: excited because every day I see a little more of the person Ellowyn is growing into, sad because she's my last and so I know there are so many experiences that I'll never have again.
|I mean, who would want this face to grow up and change? Hmm?|
|"Books are cool! But I'm not so sure about this one..."|
Ellowyn is showing herself to be a very different kind of person than Mira is. Ellowyn is much more independent and adventurous. She takes easily to new people and situations.
|She sure loves her naked time after bath. |
It's perhaps her happiest time of day. Until the jammies come out.
She's still loving food as much as ever. I swear she eats like a trucker. And yet, still not much to show for it: she's still only about 17 pounds, putting her under the 5th percentile for weight. (We'll get all her stats at her 1 yr well check next week.) I guess she has a remarkably fast metabolism?
|Perhaps a bit more practice with utensils is in order.|
And she's completely mastered the art of cruising. She can cruise hanging on to virtually any surface. We are working on getting her to walk while holding a hand, but she's not quite confident enough to try it yet.
On the day of her birthday, we did have a little celebration with just our family (there will be a bigger party with the extended family and friends coming up this weekend). Mira picked out the strawberry cupcakes and helped me make them.
|Ellowyn was skeptical at first...|
|But then she realized there was cake.|
We had been saving sweet sugary treats till her first birthday, so this was her first experience with dessert. She was hesitant at first, but quickly warmed up to the idea.
|Mira, on the other hand, is an expert on the subject of cake.|
|Cake face is not so cakey.|