Mar 25, 2009

The Twelfth Month

It is finally here...the twelfth month. Tomorrow Stella will be one year old. The past month has given us lots of opportunities to reflect on the tremendous blessing that Stella is in our lives. Here is Stella all dolled up for church (she FINALLY left the bow in her hair!):Peeking at Daddy from under the kitchen table...
Playing in her jammies in the living room...
Stella has grown so much in the past year and accomplished so many amazing things. She can now walk, albeit wobbily, across the room from one object to another. She can identify many body parts, including ears, eyes, mouth, head, knees, and toes. She can say Daddy, Momma, ball, bug, uh-oh, blackberry, Scarlett, and Stella, among other things. She can identify certain flash cards, like ball, baby, and fish. She loves animals, and visits the ducks in her backyard everyday. She also had her picture taken with a live bunny last Saturday and had to be moved away from the bunny because she would not stop petting it (rather aggressively, too, I might add). She loves being outside and will fight you to get to the doorknob to go out on the back patio. She can brush her hair and help dress herself. She loves people, and enjoys hamming it up in the grocery store; she waves, smiles, and tells people, "Hi!"

So, one year later, I can honestly say that the things everyone tells you about babies are definitely true. The first year does fly by. You really do forget how tiny they were. They do change everything. You do forget what it was like before you had them. While I can say by default that this was the best year of Stella's life, I can also without a doubt say that it was the best year of mine, too.

4 comments :

Grandma Tonie said...

Awww how sweet--tears flowed once again. Tell Stella Grandma cannot wait to get down to La Place for her birthday!!!

The Brownsteins said...

Happy First Birthday, Stella! You are such a beautiful little girl!!

Emily Raney said...

I just love that your child can say only a handful of words, and one of them happens to be "blackberry." That is really funny if she's referring to one of your cell phones when she says that...hehe.

This is a really sweet post. Stella is very lucky to have a mom like you.

Can't wait for Saturday! The party will be so much fun!

The Sharbono Family said...

This was beautiful. My computer is no longer charging....EEEKKK...that's why I have not posted before now. I am on Em Collins' computer as we speak. Taking it to the shop on Monday so we should be back in business soon. I think we messed up the cord by tripping over it in the dark. We're dumb. Anyway...I love that sweet baby, and I'm so thankful for the amazing year you have had. You are a wonderful mom!!!!!

Love you!