Wednesday, March 3, 2010

She's a Toddler

Over the last weeks, my baby turned into a toddler. She is walking everywhere and can go from sitting to standing without pulling up on anything, and she turned one year old. I think that makes it official. We will have to start attending "toddler story time" instead of the baby story time at the public library. Even with the frequent bumps and falls, walking has been tremendously fun and exciting for all of us, and we can't wait for the next steps (running, jumping, riding bikes?)

I have mentioned this before, but I just can't quite believe sometimes that the baby that I birthed a year ago is really going to turn into a CHILD, and then a teenager, and then an adult! It blows my mind. That's how life works, so it shouldn't be a surprise, right? Am I the only one who is regularly shocked by the passage of time?

A few photos from the birthday party:
With the giraffe that Grandma made.

The carrot cake: I made it, Average decorated.

In her pretty new tutu.

Congratulations to us! We made it through one year of breastfeeding, cloth diapering, night-time waking, baby-proofing, laundry for 3 people, and learning to travel as a family, among other things. We are looking forward to more learning and adventure in the year ahead!


  1. Oh, I love love love that tutu! Congrats to all on a year of parenthood :)

  2. Congratulations Pecks!!!

  3. Yey!! Happy Birthday! Isn't walking just the best thing! Ethan won't crawl at all anymore. They are on the move and not stopping anytime soon. I totally agree with you on the growing up thing. I sometimes wish Ethan would stay this age forever:)

  4. Happy birthday! I know exactly what you are talking about. I am always shocked when I think about my son being a teen or man one day. My son is 4, and it seems like he was a toddler just the other day. Cherish every moment! I love the tutu, and your daughter is adorable :)

  5. I love that giraffe! And yes, congratulations to you and Average for the amazing job you are doing!