well, i was right...this girl has gotten BUSY! she is walking EVERYWHERE and fast. 13 months and on the go...i am not sure i'll ever get a good picture of her now :) but life is good. and i am soaking up every minute with her. something i make a conscience effort to do. if only i could keep her like this forever. although i must admit, i am anxious to see what He has in store for her.
"For I know the plans I have for you,"
declares the lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
yep...my lil girl is a year old. it has been an amazing year. it has been a year full of love and hope. a year full of growth and happiness. and i am so proud to call this sweet and yet ever so sassy girl mine. she fills my heart with joy daily. she is growing so fast. she decided to start standing on her own at her birthday party. i guess she wanted all of her grandparents to see her do it for the first time. since then, she has started taking a few steps and pretty much just loves to stand up. she can get up in standing position now without anything to pull up on and she is oh so proud of herself. she walks against the walls and i am thinking it will not be long before she is off on her own. she has really developed a sense of humor these days as well. she laughs alot. it is such a sweet sound. she has also started climbing up on everything! i am amazed at half the stuff she manages to pull and wiggle up on to. she is a little too brave for my liking! ha!
her party was VERY low key. just family and i didn't even cook :) well, i did make some macaroni and cheese....but that's it. we had fried chicken, cole slaw, potato salad, a mac and cheese casserole, and cake of course! i tried to go with a shabby chic/vintage theme. it was simple and just what we wanted. i think she enjoyed it as well.