Today is Fiona's First birthday!!
It's a remarkable experience as a parent to watch 12 months of growth and development unfold for the first time. It reminds me of flowers actually... like the slow motion process of the buds opening. Only you don't just go to bed with a bud and wake up to a blossom, you watch every single moment of the process.
I don't think I have blinked much this last year.
Lately her favorite thing is to say "all done" after completing almost any activity... but particularly after eating. She is a baby sign language wiz and loves learning new signs, yet her favorites are MILK and EAT... however she just learned the sign for BATH and we are working on THANK YOU.
She is full of energy and excitement for life. She also has an infectious laugh, loves to be chased, thrown in the air by daddy and runs away naked butt from diaper changes.
She is completely pure, innocent and wonderful.
I feel lucky to be her mommy, and I hope her first birthday is magical!
More birthday photo's to come.
Right after Chuck took this photo he remarked, "You guys make weird camera faces." Thanks Chuck :)