Monday, April 5, 2010

Emma Turned One!!

Our baby isn't a "baby" anymore, although she would beg to differ. She is a lap baby. She loves to be carried around and is content to just sit in my lap which doesn't happen very often because I am usually on the move! Jeromy's parents spent the last week with us, and we had a party for her with my parents too. It was such a nice celebration. She seemed to really understand that something special was going on, a lot more than I remember with my other one year olds. She hasn't eaten many solids yet, so I didn't know if she would be able to eat a cupcake, but she ate that thing like she has been doing it for a while! She LOVES books, especially turning pages, so she was thrilled to receive some new ones for her birthday. (The other kids were pretty thrilled with some new toys too. They play with them as much as the baby does!)

She is offically a walker now too. She doesn't crawl anymore. Emma is our first one to be pigeon-toed. I was a bit alarmed at first, but I did some research about it, and it isn't so bad that she trips herself, which is kind of the test of seriousness. As the leg bones grow, they tend to straighten out. She is a quiet little one and so very mellow. She loves her sister's room and can be found playing by herself with their dollhouse quiet frequently. We love our little baby and look forward to seeing her grow and flourish. She is cherished by our family, and we are thankful for our littlest one!