Friday, February 18, 2011

One Year (52 Weeks) Birthday

Posted by Heather at Friday, February 18, 2011
Pretty Girl, all grown up!
Vroom, vroom! Riding in the car cart at the grocery store.

Two babies + one kid = DISASTER area (aka, play area)!!

Today you are ONE YEAR old, Katy!! I can't believe that one year, 52 weeks have gone by! I can't believe how much you have grown in that year, Katy, and I KNOW that your Daddy and I have grown and matured!

This week was all about WALKING!! While you have been taking steps here and there for several months, now, this week you were off and running- LITERALLY! Your steps are still a little wobbly and we say that you look like you are "tipsy" when you walk, but it's pretty darn cute! You walk with purpose and determination- I have no idea where that comes from! You've walked from the kitchen the the living room- all the way through the dining room- without stopping or falling. Even when you do stumble, Katy, you are able to pick yourself up and keep going. Your balance is better and you are able to change directions when walking.

Auntie Hope and cousin Molly arrived safe and sound on Wednesday morning. We picked them up from the airport and then came home. We are having a good time with them! Katy, you love to go up to Molly and give her "kisses." Molly, for the most part tolerates your affections and will follow you around the room with her eyes. You have lots of new toys for Molly to play with, though you aren't always the best at sharing- we are going to have to work on that. It's great to see you girls interacting and "playing" together. We can't wait until you both are a little older and then the REAL fun/trouble will begin! You definitely feed off of each other- when one is crying the other may start. If Molly is crying, Katy wants to go see. If one baby is cranky the other is happy- quite and interesting balance.

Today was spent getting ready for your birthday party, Katy. We decorated cupcakes, decorated the house, got things ready, cooked and cleaned in preparation for what has to be one of the best attended one year old's birthday party.
As cliche as it sounds, this past year has literally FLOWN by! I can't believe how fast the time has gone! I feel like I've known you forever, Katy, and Daddy and I can't imagine life without you. Your sweet baby smiles, your hysterical maniacal laugh that always gets us going and your cries that start with a big, open mouth, then a tear and then a wail. You are happy and healthy and we couldn't ask for more.
While there are trying moments- aka, lack of sleep, sleepless nights, times where just seeing a project through from start to finish in one sitting seem impossible- the joys of watching your grow, mature, learn, explore and greet the world are beautiful and exciting! I've said it before and I'll say it again, having a child makes life very simple- measured in ounces, minutes, number of dirty diapers- yet, it makes life more complicated- college, safety, staying home to care for you, Katy. Life is just so much better with you in it, Katy Grace! Daddy and I LOVE YOU!

**One year later and 52 weeks, this post is the last of the weekly blog posts. I will still continue to update the blog with pictures and anecdotes of Katy's day-to-day life.


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