Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Libby!

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I can't believe my baby is 1!! We couldn't get her away from her new slide to sing happy birthday to so we just brought the cake to her. She dug right in and enjoyed every bit of it except for the part when it was all gone. I love the pictures when she just breaks down, I am not sure if it is because the cake is gone or the fact that it was an ice cream cake and her hands were frozen??? Not sure we will ever really know.

Libby's 1st year

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Libby has been such a joy to have in our lives! It was a hard road to get her here and we know how blessed we are to have been able to have a healthy baby given all that we went through. She is definately a fighter and our little miracle baby. This year has gone by so fast and I can't even imagine life without her. She is a beauty, in fact every time we go ANYWHERE we get stopped by tons of people who just think she is the cutest baby with the most amazing eyes.
Eyes: Bright Blue
Hair: Dark Brown
Weight: 21 lbs
Height: 32 inches
Teeth: 3 that are fully in and 3 more starting to poke through
Likes: Any food she can get her hands on, toys that make loud noises, her sister Shelby!!!!, Crawling, going places, hiking, her walker, riding the 4 wheeler with dad, getting into things she shouldn't, trying to walk, making messes, dancing whenever there is music playing, naps, baths, and when daddy gets home from work!
Dislikes: getting her face wiped, reading, when you tell her to stop when she doesn't want to, and getting her bum changed.
Things I can do: crawl, say momma, dadda, bye-bye, goodnight, and hi. Pull myself up on furniture, climb stairs, dance, throw a ball (pretty good too), sign (more, eat, and all done), clap, and wave.
Libby thanks for being such a great daughter and sister! We sure love having you in our family and the joy you bring to our home. Your smile can brighten anyones day and you are probably the happiest baby I have ever seen. I love your talking and how you will just wait until strangers notice you and give them a HUGE smile that would make anyones day. Happy 1st Birthday. We love you!!

My girls

O' my dear Libby! This little girl is so stinking cute, but she is WAY into everything. Shelby was the kind of baby that NEVER opened any kitchen cabinets or got into anything except her own baskets of toys, but Libby finds great joy in destruction!!! This is her in our pantry just loving taking everything off the shelves. This group of pictures are not the "worst" of her pantry disasters, but all the others required some quick clean up. My favorite was when she somehow got the lid off of the White Vinegar and poured it everywhere and then gleefully splashed around in it! (at least my wood floors were super clean after that!)

See the utter joy on her face!
Here is Shelby trying to clean up all that Libby has done (she is a clean freak just like her mom!)
Libby leaving the scene as if she has no idea what just happened and her big sister back in the background trying to cover her tracks. (what mom???)
This smile is her thinking she just got away with something!

Next is one of my favorite Moments of Shelby in the last couple weeks!

I come up the stairs to get her from her nap and I open the door to find this scene along with a very naked 2 year old. I can't stop laughing and I ask her "what are you doing?" Her response is priceless... "Mom, I am just finishing hanging up all my laundry!" So I take a picture or two and then start to take down the "laundry" to get her dressed and she yells at me "Mom, you are messing up all the hard work that I just did!!!" Not sure where she has heard that, but I can't argue with her logic.

I sure love my girls and all the funny things that they say and do, they keep me on my toes and ensure I laugh at least 120 times a day!