Thursday, February 23, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday, Juliet!

Happy 1st Birthday Baby Girl! I can't believe you are already a year old! It seems just like yesterday that my water broke at work and 10.5hrs later you popped out. Today was the first time you had your first sugar. You started out slow and a little uncertain but before we knew it you were shoving fistfuls of cake and frosting into your mouth. You also liked to share with Mama and Dada. We are so happy that Grandmas and Grandpas Collier and Gregory (and Work, in spirit) were here to share this special time with us. We love you so much and can't wait to see what this next year has in store for us.

Singing "Happy Birthday"

What a mess!

Sharing with Dada

Your very first cake

You loved the bows


You thought this was a real bottle

Mama had a messy face too

A bath was in order after this. As a side note, you liked to rub the cake on your legs

Friday, February 3, 2012

Dear Juliet

Dear Juliet,

I cannot believe that at the end of the month you will be A FULL YEAR OLD!! This year has been incredibly fulfilling in so many ways. You have taught me patience, kindness, carpe diem, love, and how to enjoy the little things in life. You have made me a stronger and better person just by becoming a mother and watching you grow into a little girl. It wasn't the easiest year, but I survived (better yet, so did you).

I would like to share what you've been up to lately.

You love to laugh. Sometimes you sound like a crazy person laughing at nothing. You love to cry when you don't get your way. You love to go to library time and clap to the songs. You love music. You love to bear crawl. You love your Dada. You LOVE cats. You love to laugh at Regan and take her for walks. You love to beat everything like a drum. You love bath time. You love people. You love to play with empty soda bottles and clean diapers. You love to be read to and look at books.

You love meal time

You love to taunt Regan with her toys

You love to rest your feet on things

Puzzles are your form of crack


You love mirrors

No animal was hurt in the making of this photo

a BOOK about CATS-winning

Who knew a washing machine is a great babysitter?

Keep growing into a wonderful little person. I love you to the moon and back, Mama