Wow. Another year has come and gone. It never stops surprising me how fast time goes by. Our baby is one and walking all over the place and showing more individual personality. I absolutely love this age. If I could make it pause here for a while I would. One of her favourite words (probably her favourite after “hi”) is “wow” and that’s the reason I love this age. Everything to her is wow, amazing, new and exciting! A box opens…wow. A new food….wow. Mom has crazy hair in the morning…wow. 🙂
I’m writing this now 1 month after her birthday so she’s grown a lot since then. At 1 year she had three teeth (she now has four), her hair still regularly was sticking up (it now lays flat most of the time), and she knew how to climb UP on all kinds of things (she can now also climb down most things too).
We were in Emo the weekend before her birthday so she had a few parties there with family. By the time her actual birthday rolled around on Tuesday we were sort of partied out. 🙂
Who is Arie? Lets see. She is easy going socially. She has no issues with other people and loves being with her siblings. She’s loudly offended when they shut her out of their play. She loves bath time and will make a bee line for the tub when you ask if she wants a bath or if she hears the water running. She loves climbing on things- the kitchen stool, chairs, her rocking moose and anything else she can manage. I had to move an end table because she would not stay off of it! She has a charming smile! Especially when she climbs up close to you and says with a grin “hi!” Oh, its the best….even when she wakes up early and cheery I can’t help but smile. She likes to snuggle a teddy or soft doll while she sleeps and its adorable! Hudson and Emmy love her..except when she’s messing with their stuff. 🙂 Its getting harder to keep things out of her reach and the classic sibling battles over her breaking their cool creations is common.
Arie is passionate, determined, and charming. She makes strangers smile with her “hi” and gives wonderful hugs. She makes our life that much sweeter and fuller and we are so thankful for her!