Thursday, July 10, 2008

Times Flies...First Year in Review - Part 2

Sorry I couldn't finish last night, but here's the rest, and well worth the wait I think :)

6 Months:

Ainsley has always loved the bath. This is probably one of the last times I used the baby tub.

7 Months:

Ainsley started eating solids around 5 months, but it wasn't until 7 or 8 months that she really got into the swing of things. This is about the time we started eating less cereal and more fruits and veggies. I think that's what did it.

8 Months:

Ainsley...not so much the best sleeper, but here she fell asleep on Clif's lap next to the computer. She was so tired she just couldn't go on.

Ainsley started crawling this month and about a week later she was pulling up on furniture. She's been on the move ever since.

St. Patty's Day:

For Ainsley's first St Patty's day, we went to Shamrock the Block in downtown. It was so great, Ainsley slept in the baby Bjorn and we were able to hang out with some friends. Uncle Cameron and Aunt Amanda came with us.

First Easter:

Here's Ainsley opening her first Easter basket. We spent Easter with Grandma and Grandpa in North Carolina.

9 Months:

Ainsley LOVES phones and remotes, but she thinks that remotes are phones, so really I think it's a love of phones. As you can see, if she gets her hands on one she's all smiles.

10 Months:

Ainsley took her first steps right around the time she turned 10 months old. By the end of May she was walking like a pro. Nanny bought her two pairs of big girl, walking shoes. Here are the sandals.

11 Months:

Ainsley had a very busy 11th month, she attended her first wedding, spend father's day with Daddy and got ready to turn the big 0-1. She also started developing her own little attitude. For instance, here she is turning the knobs that we are constantly telling her not to turn. Not only does she play with them, she just kind of looks back at us as if to say "You gonna stop me or what?" She may look sweet, but she is rotten, rotten, rotten.

Day 365 - Turning 1:

Well, that brings us to yesterday. We had a little celebration for Ainsley on her actual birthday, her party is next Saturday. I practiced making a ladybug cake so I could be sure that I would be able to pull it off at the party. I think it turned out pretty well, what do you think?

We did the typical 1 year old birthday thing and Ainsley made a huge mess, here's a video:

And some pictures:

Well, that's what I've been up to for the past year. So if you haven't heard from me much, now you know why. I thought I might be sad about her turning one, I'm not. Then I thought I might want to have another baby when she turned one, I DON'T...yet. But, today we were walking around the store and I tried to hold Ainsley's hand and she went "ehhh" and pulled away, and I would be lying if that wasn't a little sad. I do miss her being a teeny baby sometimes, but I really look forward to the little girl she's becoming.

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