A year ago we welcomed Emmy Katherine into our family, and she’s made herself known from the first moment.
From the first hours of her life she has been opinionated, noisy, and impatient. As she’s grown she’s become silly and sweet and adorably chubby. If she doesn’t like something or doesn’t want to do something, you’ll know it. She’ll either smack you in the face as you try to comb her hair after bath or she’ll toss her entire meal on the floor.
She’ll also give you lots of kisses on your shoulder as you hold her and will lay her head on your shoulder and give you a bear hug with her little arms.
She screeches and giggles herself into hiccups.
She wiggles uncontrollably when her daddy enters the room, and no one can make her laugh like her big sis.
She loves her bink and her baba, carbs and meat. She loves cold water in her sippy and ice cream! (Second child, ya know.)
It’s been a crazy year, and I feel so complete with our family and our two amazing girls.
– Emmy has 2 teeth.
– Drinks 3 bottles a day, 5 oz each.
– Wears size 18-24 month clothes
– Sleeps her on her tummy with her bink
– Hates riding in the car for any amount of time
– Weighs 22-ish pounds
– Loves the water and blowing bubbles in the tub or pool
– Won’t eat fruit, except applesauce and fruit pouches (I think she’s weird about textures)
– Stands and cruises between furniture
– Hiccups after she giggles
– Waves bye bye
– Says Hi and Dada
– Sleeps from 7:30 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
– Takes 2 naps a day
So, how did we celebrate?
We woke her up Friday morning singing Happy Birthday to her. She had sprinkle pancakes for breakfast, then took treats to school with her friends. A trip to the zoo on Saturday and then Sunday was the big 1st birthday party. I did an ice cream shoppe theme and it turned out pretty cute. Here is the weekend in pictures:
Then the big party!
Then big sis and her friends helped her open gifts.
and a family pic:
It’s amazing to think it’s been a whole year with our two girls, our family of 4. It goes by in a blink, but there were definitely lots of moments in the first few months where I wondered how the hell I was going to manage. Turns out you just keep getting up, doing your best and loving them and you’ll get there.
Anyway, Happy Birthday, Emmy Kate! We adore you and are so thankful you’re ours!!