Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Year Already?

Tonight we will eat chocolate cake with chocolate icing and ice cream as we celebrate Ellie's First Birthday. It's hard to believe a year has passed already. I can't imagine our lives without her. Spunk and sass this girl has in spades!

It's fun to watch how different she acts compared to the boys. For instance, she knows already that Daddy is the key to getting her own way. When I scold her she looks at Daddy and pokes out her bottom lip in the saddest face you've ever seen. Then she proceedes to cry like her little heart is broken. I seldom get that kind of drama when Daddy isn't around. Normally she ignores me and proceeds on her merry way. If Daddy scolds her, oh boy, the DRAMA! Needless to say, the boys don't act this way!

Without a doubt she's not a girly-girl. She pulls bows out of her hair every time. She likes playing in the dirt and grass. And she climbs anything her little leg can hike up on including, but not limited to, the swingset slide, the outside climber stairs, the futon, any stool, and currently she's working on climbing into a kitchen chair. Some people suggest her tomboy ways are because she has two older brothers. I don't think so. I don't have an older brother but I was a tomboy. I think it's just her personality. After all, enjoying dirt is something you're either born with or your not.

An extra special detail for this day is that we share it with my friend Christie and her son Connor. We knew we would deliver close together. Our original due dates were about 6 weeks apart. I always go passed my due date. Christie has a history of going early with her babies. So last year on this day Christie called me at the hospital. "Guess where I am," she said. She had just delivered Connor. How fun is that?!

Here are a few pictures of my spunky girl. All 8 pounds 11 ounces of her at birth. Can you resist that face?!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this...the newborn picture beside the big girl picture. :) It's so hard to believe that happened a year ago!!! Did I blink or something??? :) Christie

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