little miss turns one year old

happy first birthday to my little girl! she's lights up our house and completes our little family of three so much that's its hard to remember what life was like without her. until she has a sleepless night or refuses to sit in a high chair at a restaurant, then we remember pieces of our old life. but really, i cherish our first year together so much that i've been a weepy mess thinking about how fast its gone. from those first few weeks of a sleepy cuddly newborn with yummy warm skin to a little babe that could watch mom move around the room and coo and smile right back at me to eating solids for the first time and learning to sit up and now crawling at lightening speed and signing words to us. she digs the playground and is so happy around other little kids so we took her party outside. thank you weather for cooperating! i made this pumpkin cake i found on pinterest, and Emery ate handful after handful and then fed some to Dad. thank you Emery for letting me enjoy this ride of first-time motherhood. its a beautiful one!

21 pounds (55th percentile)
31 inches tall (85th percentile)
11 teeth
she signs "more" really well, and says moma, dada, doggies & uh-oh. she loves cars and will "drive" them all over. books are boring at the moment, but if given the chance she loves to chew on them. her little personality is coming out more and more. we were walking home from the park the other day and she didn't want to ride in the stroller anymore. i let her out two blocks away from our house, and she crawled the entire way home. even across a street--she is constantly dirty! she eats whatever we're eating for the most part. i think she's outgrown her dairy allergy, though she doesn't eat much anyway. we're mostly a vegan house these days, poor jared. i often find myself looking at pictures of emery while she sleeps and thinking of fun activities we can do together or new foods we can eat. love you emmie!

**A huge, huge thank you to Janeen & Jaime for driving all the way from Boise to celebrate with us.**


Lisa {MoneyHipMamas.com} said...

Happy birthday to your baby girl! She is such a cutie and it seems like she has a personality to match. So impressed you've made her into such a good eater. Blake is terrible so I'm learning from my mistakes. Such a fun party! Congrats to making it through the first year. Babies are sweet but I think they get even more fun as they get older. :) I love toddlers.

Our Little Online Corner said...

What a cute little celebration! Happy Birthday Emery, sure feels like that year went so quickly. I'm excited for this next stage for you- 1 year olds are SO FUN.

.candace. said...

Happy Birthday Em!! Such a lovely post with gorgeous pics. Cute cake - sounds delish too!