Where did twelve months go so fast?! Before I go into bragging on our little Bug I must brag on her mommy and daddy. I have told many people lately that while the tiny little newborn we brought home was sweet, tiny and amazing, she was also exhausting, time consuming and mind boggling. I enjoy this stage of her life much more than that newborn stage. Every day is a new adventure! I am so proud of what our little Miss Ava is learning and growing into, but I MUST say that she is the VERY happy little girl that she is because her mommy and daddy have been patient, loving and and diligent in their taking care of her.
With that said, at 12 months Miss Ava can:
-take steps on her own! She is not full fledge walking yet, but she is definitely taking steps!!!
-talking all of the time, but we can't understand a word she is saying because it is in complete gibberish ;)
-happily play by herself. She also enjoys watching older kids play.
-will place things in your hand if you hold your hand out and ask for them. Take that 10 month exam questionnaire! Who needs to work on social interaction skills now?!
-watch Mickey Mouse Playhouse all day long! She L-O-V-E-S when they do the "hot dog dance" at the end, and often stands up and moves her body around attempting to join in on the fun.
-sleep in a bigger room. That's right Tim and I worked hard for an entire week to get Ava moved into a bigger room. We did just in time too, because the closet in that room has a little more space and she got a whole new wardrobe at her birthday party (I will blog about that shortly).
-sit in your lap and watch TV. She will toddle up to you, put her arms in the air and smile the biggest smile silently saying, "put me in your lap"! She and I do this most afternoons when I get home from work and Tim is fishing. Its really quite nice to enjoy those few silent moments with her laid back on my chest. I know I won't get her to do this forever, so I let her do it as long as she wants.
I got her a cute little outfit to wear to daycare on her special day. The daycare workers met us at the door to sing happy birthday to her! She is a clear favorite up there ;)
It is beyond amazing to me how fast a little one can grow! God can perform truly amazing acts!