Wow! I turned one year old on Thursday. I can’t believe it! Last year at this time I was a ball of mush but now I’m a little person. It is amazing how much I’ve grown and how much I’ve learned to do over the past 12 months…sitting up, eating solid food, crawling, playing with toys, getting a couple of teeth and even starting to babble. Pretty incredible I must say!
My first birthday was fabulous although I’m not exactly sure what all the hoopla was for but I’m guessing birthdays are a big deal. My day started off bright and early at 5am when I decided to wake mommy up for old time sake. You see, last year I decided to start my journey into the world around the same time so it was only appropriate I mark the one year anniversary of my entrance with a similar wake up time. Mommy greeted me with a smile and the first of many “Happy Birthdays”. We spent the day together playing and Daddy came home nice and early to help me celebrate. Towards evening the rest of my family came over for dinner, cupcakes and presents. I tore open the paper on all my gifts and I must say, I made out really well. When all the unwrapping was finished I added some great things to my toy collection including a radio flyer, a crawling tunnel, puzzles, activity tables and much much more. After presents, everyone sang this new song to me “Happy Birthday” and I blew out my first candle on my cupcake. While everyone else ate theirs, I happily sat in my highchair and made a mushy mess of which not a single morsel made it to my mouth. Oh well. Maybe when I turn two I’ll gobble it up. It sure looked yummy but I thought playing with it was a much better idea.
I want to thank my mommy and daddy and my grandparents and great grandparents for all their love and more importantly, for all the time we have spent together. I’ve loved every minute of my first year and I’m so excited to start my second year. Goodbye baby, hello toddler!