Monday, March 5, 2012

The Big ONE!

Somehow, a year has gone by since our little Clara joined our family. She has been such a delightful addition to our family. I'm not sure how we ever survived without her. A little bit about Clara...

She is crawling great now and cruising around furniture. She also likes to walk with her push-toy and the doll stroller.

She is a wonderful eater. She loves just about everything, especially fruit. She is very clean when she eats. She doesn't wear bibs and rarely gets her clothes dirty. We stopped giving her formula and bottles. She seems to like milk but won't drink a lot at once. She has been eating constantly.

She is, and has always been, an amazing sleeper. Unfortunately, her naps have gotten a little shorter lately as she's been adjusting to a two-nap schedule. She is the alarm clock in the house. She is usually the first one to wake up.

Clara adores her daddy. Anytime our mail comes through the door or someone knocks she crawls over to the gate saying dadadadada. She brightens up whenever she sees him.

She can do a few signs and has a few words (All done, dada, mama, thank you, Abby). She is very verbal. She jabbers at us while waving her hands around like she's telling us something very important.

She is happy and content and can entertain herself well but she prefers to have company. She especially loves to get into whatever Abby is doing.

She likes to turn the tv on and off, particularly when Abby is watching a show.

She didn't seem to know what was going on. Lucky for her, she has someone around who knows all about birthday and what to do.

We had a pink and white party. The crowd was much smaller than our last shindig which was quite relaxing.

I made tissue paper flowers and circle and ribbon garland. Sam was the hanger-upper extraordinaire.

I made funfetti cake balls and cupcakes and we had a few other snacks and treats.

We got Clara a tunnel. Abby and her friends sure enjoyed it. Clara stayed away from their craziness but has enjoyed crawling in it today.

Abby was very excited for Clara to get her cupcake.  Abby couldn't blow the candle out and Clara kept trying to put her hand in the flame. It was pretty funny.

As always, she was very dainty. She gently picked at the cake but seemed to enjoy it. After a while, she finally picked it up and started going to town.

I love this picture. Can't you tell how much Abby adores her.

Clara is good at giving kisses. I love 'em, even when they're a little slimy.

We had a blast celebrating our little lady. Here's to hoping the next year doesn't go by so quickly.


  1. So crazy that she is one already! Happy birthday to that little lady!


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