Happy 1st Birthday Evie!Thursday, September 26, 2013
Today, our sweet Evie girl turns 1 year old. It's hard to believe that I've traded in spit-up rags, bibs, and swaddle blankets for sippy cups, teething rings, and "walking" shoes. And that my little baby isn't such a little teeny newborn baby anymore!
It's been quite the year with Evelyn. From the moment she emerged, in all her 10-pound glory, she's been a sweet little girl, full of spunk and snuggles and stubbornness. And that's still exactly how I would describe her! She loves to snuggle with her Daddy, giving him sloppy, open-mouth kisses. She loves to be in the center of the action, getting in trouble with her older siblings. She does things on her time, when she's ready, and let's everyone know when she isn't happy with something.
Evie has at least 6 teeth now, and more are coming in by the day, it seems. She loves to eat, and only nurses 2-3 times a day now. She'll be weaned in the next few weeks. Her current favorite foods are pizza, eggs, watermelon, chicken, and peaches. She sleeps 12 hours through the night (unless her teeth are bothering her...), and takes 2 naps a day.
Evie is a very vocal little girl - shrieking when she is not happy about something - and is constantly making lots of noise. She sort of says hi and Daddy. She loves to explore outside, and if any door opens in the house, you can find her making a beeline to try to escape into the great outdoors! She got a baby doll for her birthday, and she loves it! She rocks it and pats it's back - she is such a little mama already! She also loves bathtime, playing in the tent, and dancing.
We love our sweet Evie, and are so blessed by her addition to our family. Today we'll celebrate with breakfast muffins and birthday pictures colored by the toddlers and songs and hugs and pictures, soaking in our little Evelyn Raberta.
Happy 1st Birthday sweet girl!