Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday, Daphne!

Seriously, who is this big girl?

I think I am in denial. I really didn't want to write about Daphne turning 1!!! Wasn't it just yesterday that I wrote this post?

I know I have mentioned multiple times that Daphne wouldn't clap. She just wouldn't. She would hold her hands out and wait for someone to clap for her. Well, now I can officially say that she claps and she still says, "ayyyyyy!" as she claps. She also does so big and waves by opening and closing her hand (instead of flapping her hand up and down).

Since Daphne has been moving since she was a little of 6 months (officially crawling by about 7), Kevin was SURE she would be walking by 1. We commented earlier in the week how she would not be walking by one because she is so fast at crawling. That is all changing as we speak! She has officially taken anywhere from 3-5 steps about 4 different times!!

We are almost done with bottles!!! We have about enough formula for one more bottle and then the bottles are gone forever! About 2 weeks ago, Daphne was really struggling with the sippy cup so I thought we would be using the bottles for a while longer, she has now mastered the cup and there is no need to keep the bottles. Just like her sister Lucy, she seems to LOVE her milk!!

Daphne is quickly learning to crawl up the stairs. We have a gate at the bottom of our stairs - to keep her from climbing up without us knowing. If Norah or Lucy is going up, Daphne crawls as quickly as possible to the stairs to sneak through before they close the gate. If she is too late, she stands at the gate and yells.

Daphne has started fake laughing - sounds a little like a courtesy laugh. Cracks us up!! She is really a ham. She will do something that makes us laugh and then once she realizes she made us laugh, she does it over and over - looking at us each time to see if we will laugh at her. She is also SO LOUD! She is constantly hollering to get someone's attention!! She is seriously the loudest of our children!!

I don't think I have posted about cloth diapers, but we have made the switch. I am using Bum Genius One-Size Pocket diapers and a couple of Bum Genius Flips. So far it is going well - more people should make the switch!!

Remember this? We are now doing it with Daphne and it is going very well! She still sometimes tries to climb up on the bricks, but over all, she avoids them or when she hears "uh oh" she crawls away.

Of course, a birthday post wouldn't be complete without pictures from the last year! Enjoy!! (You may want to look at the progression of Daphne's hair lightening from birthday to now. She is definitely a blondie now.)


K.M.L said...

I can not believe she is! Time is flying! She is such a cutie!!! Happy Birthday Daphne!!!

sara luke said...

Oh my goodness . . . it just doesn't seem possible! Happy birthday, Daphne!

Sarah G said...

Happy Birthday Daphne! What a beautiful girl and I know such a blessing to your family. I loved seeing all the pictures. :) We'll have to talk cloth diapers here soon. I've been seriously considering using them this next time around. Would love to hear more about how they are working for you and Daphne.

Michelle said...

She is adorable!! Happy 1st Birthday :0)