The day is finally here! Maya Joan turned one today! It was amazing to think that it was a year ago that she was born and came into our lives-in some ways it seems like it was just yesterday, but in others it seems like she's always been a part of us and our family.
She truly is quite scrumptious right now..she gives lots of smiles and waves to pretty much anyone who asks. She loves her da-da and is so excited when he comes home..all she has to do is hear the door open and shut and she gets excited. She has moments where we swear she is talking English-like today after someone was singing about clapping, I swore she said, "Clap, clap, clap!". I still laugh about the little girl in Neiman Marcus a couple of weeks ago who asked, "Does she speak English?".
We had her one year doctor's appointment-hey, we're nothing if not punctual! The stats:
Height: 30 1/8 inches (80th percentile)
Weight: 22lbs .8 oz (75th percentile)
We talked all about switching to whole milk, weaning off bottles, etc. It was very enlightening. The doctor was watching her and her attempts at walking and said from what she sees, she'll be full on walking in a week. I believe it!
We had lunch at Whitlow's nearby-her favorite lunch treat. We were joined by Grace, Margaux and Melissa. We went home for a nice long afternoon nap and then headed to a nearby studio for some photographs. I thought they turned out well..Peter thinks mine are better. He's so loyal! I'll have the prints of those on Saturday, I'll scan them in for everyone ;) Peter, Maya and I had pizza dinner (Maya's favorite) with Melissa, Daniel & Owen. We then headed to Baskin Robbins for a little first birthday treat. Apparently not too many people buy a cake at BR and eat it there on the spot..but we did! Here are the pics of that special event...I think they speak for themselves:
More pictures to come of Maya's birthday party and other fun stuff. Oh, and I swear we'll get some walking on video!
PS My dedication to this blog should be noted, as we are without internet access at home for some oddball reason-therefore, I am sitting in my car parked outside the apple store using their wireless ;) Good thing mom bought me this laptop!