Archive for August, 2011

Wow.  What a great year its been.  Chloe has turned a year old and is really showing her personality.  She started walking literally days before her birthday and hasn’t sat down since. She’s now into all the drawers, cabinets, and closets that she can reach.  She says, “hi” nearly constantly, and is beginning to say, “hi Ginger” (my parents’ dog) even when she sees our cat walk by.  She definitely knows who Mommy and Daddy are, but doesn’t really speak the words yet.  She’s still only got 4 teeth but loves feeding herself finger food so we’re creating all the soft-ish finger-foods we can think of.  But there’s a lot of fruit, sweet potatoes, mozzarella, and scrambled eggs in her diet!

She loves to give kisses and says, “mmmmaa” when she kisses her dolly.  She does this little body-wiggle dance move when ever she hears any music but responds most to Ray Charles and Otis Redding (awesome!)

We had Scott’s family in town so Chloe got to meet two of her cousins- Sophie and Sydney, for the first time, along with two of her aunts and uncle.  It was great to have the kiddos together.

We had a little birthday party for her with a lot of family and friends.  It was great.  Chloe had her first taste of refined sugar and boy did she like it!  She took a taste, and then immediately went back for more, nearly burying her face in that blue cupcake.  (And the cupcakes were blue because that seems to be the color she gravitates to with her toys).  Here are a few pics and videos…

…and all the dancing was totally unprompted!


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