Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday, Natalie!

It's so hard to believe our baby girl is already a year old!
She's such spunky kid.  She is particular and, in her own way, lets her opinion be known, but she is also very sweet.  She loves to cuddle and give kisses.  She is nuts over her brothers and sister, and it doesn't even occur to her for a second that she is younger, and that she can't participate in any game they might decide to play.  
She loves food.  And I mean REALLY loves food.  She will eat anything.  She burns calories so fast because she is always on the move, but at least she's not picky.  She only has 3 teeth so far (the two front bottom ones, and one on top on the left), but that doesn't stop her.  
She loves to talk.  She only says a handful of words that we can understand, but the rest is her own language, and she jabbers constantly! 
She is definitely a Mama's girl, but she does really love her Daddy.  
She has the biggest blue eyes, the cutest smile, and we sure do love this little girl to pieces!

She went out to Thai food with us the night before her birthday (the other kids were at Grandpa and Grandma Bauer's). It was fun to visit and reflect on the past year, and I don't think she minded having Daddy and Mommy all to herself! 

Getting loves from Daddy.
Mommy and her baby girl
Such a face!
I made blueberry pancakes for her birthday breakfast.  She loved them!!
We just had a little celebration at home after dinner.  We'll be having a big '1st Birthday Party' in a few days.
She got her very own cupcake.  Did she like it?  I think the pictures speak for themselves!
She was very dainty about it.
But it didn't take her long to dig in and get down to business.
Yes, she pretty much polished the whole thing off in a matter of just a few minutes.
Playing with her walking toy... backwards.  She does walk all over the house with it.  I'm sure she'll be cruisin' on her own really soon.
This kid is a NUT!
Everyone was just in a goofy mood, I guess.
Group hug!
Happy 1st Birthday, my sweet Natalie Danielle!  You are such a joy and blessing to our family, and we all love you so much!!!

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