Beautiful Elizabeth! You are one year old! We are so in love with you and the little person God made you to be! Each day we are seeing new and wonderful things in you. We are honored to be your parents.
You are doing so many new things. I am writing this blog post a week and a half after your actual birthday, but I think it's still okay to say that you are WALKING! Wow! It's amazing actually. Watching how easily you stand up on your own, and confidently take steps...it's so marvelous. You had taken a couple of steps toward Daddy last week, but you weren't really intentional about it, so I didn't count it. But, just the other day you took a few steps, then a few more, and now the count is about 8 steps in a row before you tumble down to the ground. Precious!
You are sleeping great! You still sleep from 8pm to about 6:30 or 7am each day, without waking. Yay! I think you hear Jacob get up (who is an early, early riser!) and you are ready to get to playing. :) You made the transition to sippy cup and whole milk like a champ! You also began eating table foods in the last month. You have started to show us a few preferences, especially when it comes to vegetables. Just about the only vegetable I can get to you eat is broccoli. You love anything with bread, cheese, or sugar. Ha!
We took you to the doctor for your 12 month check up and you were 30 inches and 18lbs 13 oz. You're in the 75-90% in height, and 25-50% in weight. You are great!
You are consistently saying DaDa and MaMa. We think you are saying, "yeah" and "there" and one time I thought I heard you say, "did it." But I haven't heard it again, so maybe not. Ha! You definitely understand more than you can express. You are following simple commands, like "Put your foot down," or "Hands up," and, "Give it to me."
You like to climb on just about anything, and you are so proud of yourself when you do something independently. You are such a joy and we love loving you! Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!