Sunday, August 16, 2009

My baby...

had her first birthday party yesterday! To celebrate we invited our family and had tacos (made by Alfredo, YUM!) and cake and ice cream.

Gabrielle enjoyed cuddling with her grandpa (my dad).

I made a ladybug cake for her birthday. I was pleased that it turned out. (It was quite easy...I got the recipe from the Betty Crocker website...). She loved the cake/cupcakes and even ate one of the ladybug's spots which was black licorice flavor. I was surprised she ate it.

Gabrielle was given lots of nice gifts, and she absolutely loved the blocks she got. She also really liked the card. It was so cute. She opened it as if she was reading it, and then she gave it kisses.

So I can remember, here are some of the things she does now at one year old.
*She walks.
*She climbs up and down stairs (and into tubs and onto other things).
*She points at everything.
*She shakes her head no.
*She says "Mama" "Dada" "Uh-oh" "woof" "Hi"
*She loves to make messes....knock down the DVD's, pull things out of drawers, etc.
*She laughs and smiles a lot.
*She has developed a temper and squeals loudly when angry.
*She loves her daddy and her face lights up when she sees him.
*She sings and hums to herself when she is tired and wants to fall asleep.
*She likes other babies and tries to hug them.
*She gives kisses.
*She waves.

I can hardly believe how fast this year has gone. Gabrielle is barely a baby now. Thank goodness that in between her busy moments she still loves to cuddle and be held. I'm not ready for her to grow up yet! Happy Birthday sweet girl!