Emery girl turned ONE on January 14, 2014. We can't believe that she's one already and that an entire year has already come and gone. There are so many memories and Jefferson and I spent the days leading up to and her birthday reminiscing about the last year. The day before her birthday, I put her to bed thinking that at this time last year we had just finished our walk and were settling in for the night, thinking that we had two days until she was born. Little did we know that the next day we would be holding our sweet baby girl.
I had these grand plans of hearing Emery start to stir the morning of her birthday, letting me know that she was awake so that I could go in and get her up singing Happy Birthday. That didn't happen. She woke up at about 6:45 as a sad and still-tired little one year old. I'm convinced that she woke up early so that she could see Dad before he had to go to work. This picture is actually of her waking up from her morning nap but it was about the same feeling.
|Luckily, she got better once Mom got her out of her bed.|
Her birthday decorations...
|Birthday picture banner with one picture from each month of her first year. It's still up and she loves looking at it.|
|Happy birthday banner and birthday streamers and balls put up by Dad.|
|Pinwheels on the stairs.|
|Happy birthday banner behind her high chair. Also, eating breakfast...still a sleepy girl.|
|There's our happy girl. Notice her cute cupcake birthday jammies.|
|Clapping while I am singing her Happy Birthday.|
|Birthday Picture with Mom.|
|It is obviously starting out great.|
|"I'm outta here, Mom"|
|"This is not happening."|
|Our best picture of the photo shoot. Our content little girl. Yes, I wish I had gotten one of her doing her cute smile or her squinchy face but this is beautiful. She loved her crown and kept it on all day.|
|"I'm going to read my book now."|
|Lunch time! Chicken nuggets and peas.|
|We got these window clings at the Dollar Store and she loved them. Best dollar ever spent...except maybe the crown.|
|Birthday picture with Dad|
|She was eating a snack|
|She tried to open them all with her teeth before using her hands.|
|She is so good at opening her presents.|
|Minnie Mouse big girl jammies!|
|Using this present as a sword before opening it.|
|"What is this??"|
|"A toothbrush!" I think this is the cutest picture of her excited face.|
|She also got a giraffe, a church book, a new dress, and a toy ball that she is still deathly afraid of.|
We are so lucky to have this little girl to call our own. She has taught us so much and we love her more than words can describe. Happy Birthday Emery girl.