Monday, October 19, 2009

One already?

Cara tunred one this week! I can't believe how completely fast this year has flown by! We celebrated her birthday yesterday (I spent sat, her actual birthday at an all day scrapbook retreat, it was WONDERFUL!) My sister Lyndsay and her boyfriend came over to help us celebrate. She slept during mosof the party which allowed us to eat a nice dinner without having her beg, then we woke her up for cake. She didn't like the outfit I tried to make her wear but liked the fire... In the end, her demands won out and she was allowed to eat like she prefers, mostly naked...

Hey, look Jonas... this is yummy!!1

She crawled back for more after she left the first time... It was really fun celebrating and the boys were super excited for it! We gave her a push walker thats a baby doll stroller. i'll have to post those pics later, she is so stinking cute walking behind her baby (whom i have named Kensington, since John didnt let me use that name for a real child of ours...)
Heres what she does: She weighed in at 18 pounds 5 ounces this morning (15%) and was 29 inches long (75%). she doesnt walk yet and MAY have cut her first tooth today (its the upper front, but she hasnt let me get a good look yet) She throws her arms up for touchdown whenever she sees a football game, or a hokie anything. she loves to blow sloppy kisses and thinks spitting is super funny. bath time is her favorite part of the day, and she still doesnt sleep through the night. we get a 5 hour stretch from 7-11 or midnight, then she gets up every 2 hours afterwards... it's killing me!
Bed head! she takes a great afternoon nap for us (2-3 hours) and is really cheerful when she wakes up
she goes to school with me 3 mornings a week and loves watching the big girls in the class play. her favorite part of school is the child size sink and she washes her hands all morning.

she loves to do whatever her brothers are doing and thinks she is such a big kid. steps are a recent discovery and we cant keep her off them.
if you're willing, she will swing for hours! she has been suhc a joy this past year! Happy birthday baby!!!!!


  1. Could she be any cuter! Nope :) I am glad that you ALL had a wonderful time celebrating her first birthday. What a wonderful year for your family. She is growing in to such a little princess and I know you are loving every minute.

    Happy 1st Birthday Cara!

  2. She is so, so beautiful! I'm not just saying that.

    That tutu is to die for!! That third picture down is so captures that yummy dimple perfectly.

    I laughed about your naming the baby doll Kensington. Great you will always have a baby girl named Kensington. ;)

    I know the arms up for Touchdown has got to be scrumptious!!

    I love the picture of her with Jonas from behind. So, sweet. Such a big girl. *sniff*

    Happy Birthday, Cara!!!!

  3. That picture of her in the high chair is stinkin' adorable! I don't know if I can wait until next summer to see that cutie! Load up and come see us! We miss you!

  4. Watch out for that OCD behavior! She's sooo beautiful! I hope we get to see you guys soon!!