Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Little Girl!

On Friday, Miss F turned one year old!

We let her have a sample of white bread and jam - her first ever! - at our local organic market.

Miss F and I went down to the Shenandoah River on a big family and friends trip.  *B* couldn't make it because he was at school all day Saturday :o( 

 Miss F, lounging in her PJs

 Thumb sucking is a clear sign of a sleepy baby

Mama, did you see that?!?!

 In awe of nature

 Standing and cruising, but not quite walking yet

We had Miss F's birthday party a mere four hours after getting home from the camping trip.  Her godmother took her out with her own girls for a couple of hours before the party so that I could cook - prepping hamburger patties, making baked beans, potato salad, home-grown veggie platter, and homemade chocolate ice cream (drool).

Ooo, is it my birthday?  I love this dress, which we got at a consignment store for less than $5.

 This wee one picked food off of EVERYONE'S plate, including her Auntie *A*.

 *B* made Miss F a crown of honeysuckle rather than a paper party hat.  Her high chair is in the middle of a baby pool.

 My mother made her a cake of applesauce and banana with a yogurt frosting rather than the white sugar-white flour cakes most kids get.

 Miss F also had homemade chocolate ice cream for the first time.  She liked it so much, she licked the plate (and got it all over her face).

 She went straight into the baby pool to wash off all of the chocolate.

 When opening presents, Miss F went sans clothing since her dress was wet.

 Miss F playing with her new blocks.

Miss F with *B* playing with the new book we gave her.

What a wonderful year it's been!  I'm so privliged to be her mother.  Though it's the toughest job I've ever had, I look forward to many more years to come.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Happy birthday to your cute little girl.