I can't believe I'm writing a blog about Emmy's first birthday! This past year seems like a blur, even though so much has happened and changed that the day she was born seems like 20 years ago. We celebrated the past year with Emmy, the most amazing thing to ever happen to us, by throwing her a birthday bash with family and friends, then Easter the following day. Party went well, was happy that so many people came to join us. Em was awesome, she braved through the onslaught of people and was passed around like a sack of potatoes, loving it most of the time. She was a bit more timid with her homeade sculpted ladybug, the theme of the party, smash cake that I made her. It was so cute, I almost didn't want her to destroy it. She played with the kids, rolled around in the grass, batted at balloons and babbled and laughed with everyone. She made it all the way to the end and then threw a fit because she was obviously exhausted. Mark ended up taking her for a ride and which point most people left and I started the cleaning up. Thankfully, some friends stayed behind to load all the party leftovers, supplies and PRESENTS into several cars and shifted all that mayhem to my house. Watching her open presents was so much fun, she really enjoyed it and played with everything. She received so many awesome gifts, she's one lucky little girl. Her birthday was a great day for her, but it was also a wonderful day for Mark and I. Not only were we celebrating Emmys first year, but also how much our lives have changed for the better, the purpose we both feel now, SURVIVING the last twelve months on little sleep and so much more that can't be put into words. We are so lucky to have such an amazing little girl and helpful and generous family. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of this past year with us.
Easter, the following day, was also a good day. Had some delicious brunch and dinner, got to put Emmy in two adorable outfits, gave her an easter basket and spent the whole day with family. Then we all crashed after such a busy weekend.
Some updated on Em's skills, she enjoys brushing her teeth, says all kinds of first words like chick, duck, mooooo, kitty, and of course mom and dad. She has been climbing on everything and anything and really kicks it up a notch at her Little Gym classes which we have been going to the past few weeks. We started her on regular milk, which she guzzles down. Still splashes Mark like a maniac in the bathtub and continuously tries to scale the walls of the shower. We have an appointment coming up for her next week, so I'll post her official stats after that. She weighs a ton now, thats all I know!
Check out her flickr photo page for all the pics! http://www.flickr.com/photos/emeliadelo/sets/72157629790044091/