Monday, January 16, 2012

The Birthday Girl and Her Special Day!

Yesterday my sweet baby girl turned one!  We started off the day with a few gifts from her Daddy and I.  She's super into books these days and since she loves to chew on them we've been playing a lot with bath books.  So I picked up a few at Target and she loves them.  She reads them to herself and it's pretty much the cutest thing ever.

See what I mean about the chewing?

Along with a small bead maze, we also got her this Laugh and Learn Puppy which seems really cute.  Hopefully she'll be more into it soon...but she liked playing with packaging more than the puppy yesterday. 

But my favorite gift we gave her was this little Chicago Bears skirt and football leggings!  Too bad they didn't even make the playoffs.  Oh well.  She can support her team in the off season.


We sang "Happy Birthday" to Natalie at breakfast with a blueberry pancake!

We had a pretty low key day just the three of us since her party is next weekend, but we did take her out to a special lunch at Moe's.  Girl chowed the heck down on some meat.  And she fed herself for the first time with a fork and was very pleased.

As an aside, I picked Moe's because it's pretty much my favorite thing when you walk in and everyone yells, "Welcome to Moe's!"  I know.  It's the little things.  I also love it because Matt loathes when the employees do that.  Makes it that much more enjoyable, you know?  Especially when I can spend the entire ride over yelling, "Welcome to Moe's!"  Unfortunately the B-squad was working and I didn't get welcomed at all.  Uber disappointed.


I have a toddler, not a baby and I'm a little blown away by how quickly this year has flown.  I feel like...she's under my care for 18 years and one of those years is already gone.  I know.  Dramatic much?  But seriously, fastest year ever.  
Looking forward to many, many more birthdays with Miss Natalie.  Oh I just love her!


Kat said...

Happy 1st birthday! I can't believe what a big girl she is. Peanut LOVES that doggie that talks! She always presses the heart. And she's always chewing on things too! I wonder what's up with that ;)

Lucy Marie said...

I hope Moe's becomes her favorite place and she chooses it every single year just for that reason. And listening to the kiddos read to themselves? Isn't it THE sweetest ever?

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Looks like a perfect day for the birthday girl!! I loved her little cupcake top!

Kristen said...

happy birthday Natalie!!!!!

Happiness Is... said...

She is so cute - happy birthday!