That's right, Maggie is now 1. Just seems like last week we brought her home from the hospital on Christmas Eve 2009. She has grown so much in this past year. She was our little snuggle buddy at first with her sleeping on our chests after eating. With her legs tucked under her body and scooting up to our necks to be closer to us. Sometimes I would be on the couch for two hours because I was very comfortable and I didn't want to wake her.
Now she is growing teeth like crazy and starting to walk. She loves to stand up and play and she very good at pulling herself up. She can stand for a few seconds on her own, but she lacks the confidence to try it by herself.
We had a few friends and family over last week to celebrate her birthday. Nothing to big, but I did make her a cake (below). Not bad for a rookie. This was her personal cake which we let her destroy. All homemade yellow cake with a chocolate butter cream frosting. Tasted pretty damn good!
Maggie got a lot of toys and books for her birthday. I still haven't opened some of her new toys as there is so many. You can never have enough books though. She love's all of her new toys. I, on the other hand are not a huge fan of the noisy toys. I got her some ABC 123 blocks for Christmas. No noise, only learning.
Maggie and I have been doing very well on my SAHD days. We still have pretty much the same routine. I play with her a lot more now. She is easier to interact with now. She is becoming her a little person! The only bad thing is that she is starting to yell and whine when she wants something and we need to stop this. When I am making her lunch for example, she will yell until she gets her food. Unacceptable. It will take time, but we will teach her this is not the way to get things. I like teaching her things. I want her to learn the best things in life.