I still can’t believe our baby girl is one already! At just 16.5 lbs she is still one of our smallest children, but she doesn’t let her tiny little body keep her from doing anything and everything. She seems to have endless energy and has no trouble keeping up with all her older siblings. So far she only has two teeth on top and two on bottom, with a couple more trying to come through which has made the last few nights especially hard since she doesn’t usually sleep much anyway. She brings so much joy to all of us and we are so grateful for this sweet, sensitive, funny, active, and wild little one of ours. Celebrating her first birthday was a blast and she loved all the extra attention!
I had a hard time deciding on a gift for her… Being the youngest of eight she has so many great hand-me-down toys already and I’m a lot pickier than I used to be when it comes to purchasing new toys. A Most of her birthday gifts ended up doubling as party decorations including a new teepee which was a hit with all the kids! I even caught our 17 year old in there with her at one point. She woke up to it all set up in the living room and wasn’t sure what to think of it at first, but with a little coaxing from her older brother and sisters she realized it wasn’t anything to be scared of and started playing.
She had us all laughing as she crawled into the Tnee’s Tpee, pulled the flaps down, then stuck her head back out to wave bye bye to all of us before going back in. Her little princess wave is the cutest!
After her afternoon nap we dressed her up for the party. I had ordered a “wild one” onesie from Bitty and Boho and found a cute little tutu and flower crown at a local baby store.
While I got started on prepping all the food for the party, our 8 year old helped update the book cart.
|Outside Your Window • Mossy • Backyard Birds of Summer
Born in the Wild • Rosalind and the Little Deer • Joyful Colours of the Year
Baby Animals • A Time to Keep • You Are My Little Cupcake • When You Were Very Small
How Animal Babies Stay Safe • Wild Backyard • National Parks: Wildlife Primer • The Elsa Beskow Baby Book
Pastel Rainbow • Wooden Nesting Trees • My Family
Rosary Roses • Grimm’s Little Flower • Stacking Birds • Ostheimer Wooden Animals
My Mom and Dad gave her some darling Moccasins! She tried them on and had to walk around to try them out and show them off to everyone. This baby girl is surrounded by so much love!