Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One more month....

until Katie turns 1 year old! I know I always say this but I really don't have any idea where the time has gone. I have started planning for her party and can't wait to make the cake. It's one of my favorite things to do for the kids' birthdays.

This past month brought even more changes for Katie. She can now kiss you back when you kiss her but she doesn't know how to give a closed mouth kiss. She has just started clapping for herself and Michael when he does funny stuff. Katie is determined when she wants to do something and doesn't let anyone get in her way. If you move her away, she just goes right back for more.

Katie now has 6 teeth and is eating everything in sight. That includes puzzle pieces, doorstops and Starburst candy. Yes, I did say Starburst candy. Todd went to pick Katie up yesterday and he thought she had something in her mouth. He put his finger in her mouth and didn't feel anything. But then he smelled strawberry and found the candy. Guess we know what she likes. It was around this time that Michael ate his first Oreo and he now says that chocolate is his favorite.

Bathtime has become extra fun for Katie now. She used to lay down in the tub and kick her legs all around. She now realizes that if she rolls over, she can get herself up in the tub. It makes for a challenging bathtime, for sure.

No walking yet here so we are safe for a little while longer....just kidding! She is getting braver and cruises around the whole house. Katie is quite controlled when she wants to get down on the floor. She actually lowers herself down and uses her hand so she doesn't fall. Over the past few days, she has started to let go and try to stand up by herself. She is successful for about 5 seconds and then plops down on her diaper padded butt.

It's been a real joy to have Katie with us and to experience all of her firsts with her. Looking forward to her birthday next month as I can't wait to see her dig into the cake and ice cream (don't tell but she already had her first taste of ice cream and opened her mouth wider than I have ever seen).


Steph said...

She does look so much older in these pictures than in the previous ones. 1 year already?

Stacey said...

She is so cute. I can't believe how fast time goes.

By the way, Will was on my lap while I read this and he popped up and started clapping at the pictures of Katie.

LauraC said...

I can't believe she will already be 1! She looks like such a little girl in these pictures instead of a baby!

Alexa said...

Wow! She's grown up even since I just saw you a few weeks ago!!! She is adorable! I can't wait for the big birthday!!!