Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What I Love About You ~ 1 Year!!!!!

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~1 Year~ 

We spent your birthday week away on a cruise!  I don’t know many 1 year olds who can say they celebrated their first birthday that way!  It was a joy to celebrate with you and to have you with us on the trip, you were a dream baby!  I loved so many special moments with you!

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I LOVE…

  • what a sweet and well behaved traveler you were.  You sat in your own seat in a seatbelt ;-) and just smiled and laughed the entire plane ride.  You were amazing! {and I just adore your little stick-up pony tail too}

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  • all of your fancy dresses you got to wear on the cruise, you were so cute all dressed up!

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  • your sweet INKY ;-) and how cute you were with it the night Nanee bought it for you

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  • playing with you in the cabin.  You stayed with me and Daddy and we loved our *only child* moments with you!

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  • your adorable teeth.  You have about all the rest coming in right now and while we were on the cruise.  They did make you a tad grumpy at times but overall you are handling it beautifully.

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  • how cute you were with the waiters.  Our head waiter, Hakan, just loved you and always came to play with you!  You drew loads of attention wherever we went, strangers even stopped to take pictures of you-it was crazy!

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  • the 3 generations of ladies!  I simply LOVE that you look a lot like Nanee!

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  • how you try to stand up now…but just barely!

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  • seeing you with your Nanee and Baba.  Those moments are priceless to me, I miss having you around them regularly so trips like these are simply beautiful and I love the time you spend getting to know them!
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  • how cute you were in your swimming suits {especially this one} and how good you were in the pool!

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  • how cute you were always putting your feet up in the stroller…

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  • your cute little self in the Ergo.  I love wearing you and seeing Daddy wear you!

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  • how much you LOVED bread on the trip.  I let you have way too much, just so we could eat dinner in peace each night!

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  • seeing you learn to play with my iPod.  You are so cute with the little baby games!

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  • seeing you get to spend TONS of time with your Daddy!

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  • your little pool/umbrella set-up at the beach!  You stayed like this for about an hour!

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  • how generous you were, letting your brothers open all of your bday gifts for you!

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  • how precious you were for the 15 minutes you slept like this on the flight home!

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  • having YOU in our family!!!  You complete us and we couldn’t love you more!!!!

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You are simply an angel and I honestly cannot believe a year has gone by. It has been the fastest year of my life, probably because it’s been one of the best.  I have enjoyed this past year and look forward to the year ahead! 

8 comments:

Chic Mama said...

I want to go on a cruise for my birthday! Sheesh- lucky girl! :-)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADYBUG!

Mama Teaching 2 said...

I just can't believe she is a year old! I have so enjoyed your sharing her with us, Carisa!

joyceandnorm said...

Happy birthday Ladybug!

Susan said...

Happy birthday Ladybug!

Happy Mommy said...

Hi, Carissa. I just want you to know how much you encourage and inspire me daily. You are so darling..I wish you lived next door! All of your wonderful ideas help me so much. They get me on the floor playing with my children...exactly where I want to be! Your adorable children are almost the same ages as our three. We also have 2 boys and a baby girl. She is getting ready to turn one on May 14th. I am dying to know what you got your little Ladybug for her birthday. I get so many gift ideas from your blogs, and I have been anxiously awaiting her list before purchasing anything for our Mary. So, if you get a chance, I would love a post about that!!! Thanks for being a sister in Christ to me without even knowing me. I thank the Lord for you and your blog!
-Amy Wood

Happy Mommy said...

It's me again...not only do we have 3 kids around the same ages..boy, boy, girl..but our husbands are both named Frank..I was just looking at your post from when he went through his battle with cancer. I am so glad the Lord healed him!

Anonymous said...

How ADORABLE!
Happy Birthday Ladybug!!

On your other blog you posted about Pac Man's gifts. Could you do that for Ladybug as well? I'm looking for some ideas!

Thanks!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

I still can't believe it has been a year already!

She is absolutely the cutest little girl!

I have TONS of stuff for her :-) You need to come swim and hang with us!

Love you tons!
Jill