Tuesday, March 22, 2011

the end of an era: the cupcake months. aka stella is one!

wow, here we are a whole year later since the day stella blessed out lives. what an amazing year it has been! full of firsts, adventures, learning, curiosity, and growing as a family. stella is the perfect addition and balances us all well-the best parts of tim and i in both looks and personality.
i won't have stella's official check up stats until tomorrow (shots, ouch!) and i will update with them as soon as we are home. in the meantime: stella is walking, talking (mama, dada, uh-uh, no, stella, sissy, and more), signing, eating with her fingers, using only sippy cups, drinking whole milk, sleeping through the night, playing with toys the way they are meant, she mothers her dolls, climbs stairs, talks on the phone, plays the drum, stacks blocks, knocks them down, and more...i could go on and on.
her favorite foods are bananas, oatmeal, waffles, cucumbers, blue berries, strawberries, macaroni, peas, carrots, rice, soup, beans, mandarin oranges, applesauce, yogurt and granola, pretty much whatever!
at her last check she weighed around 21lbs. we plan on staying rear facing till at least 2, maybe more. we might get the final say on tubes for her ears since we have been battleing one ear infection after another since she was born. sad.
stella's favorite thing to do is play with her friends; corbin, lennox, ellie, bennett, hailey, parker, ruari, josh, eep sorry if i am forgetting anyone! we try to do at least one play date a week or more if we can. she loves going to the museum or the mall to play. loves loves the park, going on walks, and when daddy pushes her in a swing.
it is so crazy to think back over the last year. i have already done this twice before so i knew exactly how fast it really goes! it is nuts.