Sunday, January 30, 2011


We started the day off with a pancake breakfast. She LOVES pancakes!! I love this picture she is getting more personality & it is so much fun!!

It was hard day to leave Chloe & go to school while Chase had fun with her all day... BUT we definitely had fun after school. We went straight to Delta to celebrate with family. Thanks Chris for letting us use your house :)

Sienna was waiting & so excited to give Chloe her present.

My mom did me a huge favor & made her cake for me. It turned out so so AWESOME & tasted great! Thanks so much MOM, love ya!!!

Daddy & Chloe. She loved her pizza!

Chloe is about the same size as her cake, blowing out her candles!

Didn't take Chloe very long to dive right in to her cake.

I am actually surprised how much she ate of it.

We didn't do very good at taking pictures of her w/ her presents. She was very spoiled by her grandparents. We did get this picture... it was too cute!! Chase & I got her a stroller & baby. It's amazing how she knew what to do. As soon as she saw the bottle that came with the baby she went to feed her. I love this girl so so so much!!! She makes everyone smile & I know she'll make the bestest BIG SISTER!!

1 YR Doctors Appointment

The Dr. said that Chloe is doing awesome (which I knew already :))
She is a little girl but her parents aren't the biggest either.
Weight 18.06/ 11%
Height 29 3/4 / 72%
HC 46 1/4 / 81%
The doctor was very impressed with how advance she is developmentally.

I can't believe that CHLOE is the BIG 1!!! It seems like just yesterday that my water broke & my sweet angel was here. I will never forget to this day the memories I have of
January 29, 2010.
I can't believe how a baby:
Can touch you so dearly right after they are born & be so incredibly perfect. It's the best feeling when the baby is put in your arms & see how life itself is such a miracle. It's such a great but scary feeling to leave the hospital as a family & know that you all have each other. It's such a great feeling that the little baby depends on everything you do. The feeling of being loved & needed is so wonderful. Then time continues to go & you learn so many things along the way, things you wish you knew before. There are so many times that you get after yourself for not being that perfect mom that you think you "ought" to be. Then each time after living that frustration of not knowing what to do... you look at your baby & see the smile on their face & all you want to do is hold them & never let them go. The denial that they will never get big is such a huge one for me. I just barely put her newborn/0-3 clothes in storage. I tried so hard to keep hiding her 12 month clothes because I don't want them to ever fit....
This last year has been so rewarding, fun, memorable & also such a learning one. I have definitely been humbled to know that I'll never be the perfect mom but will always try to do my best.

-Chloe from day 1 has ALWAYS been a happy baby!!
-She's loved books from day 1!
-She's been a daddy's girl from day 1 & still is.... that is why she can say dada so much better than mama.
-Chloe has always been a people person, she's never really had the stranger anxiety.
-She's been very lucky to have so many cousins her age.
-She always loved tummy time & began to roll at a young age.
-She started sitting up at 6 months exactly.
-She started crawling at 8 months.
-Started walking at 10 months
-Got her first 2 teeth on the bottom at 12 months.
-Chloe loves bath time & could play in the water all day long.
- Chloe loves most foods. She loves cheerios, ham, mac n' cheese, cheese & green beans.
She also likes to store them in her cheeks like a chipmunk & then spit it out an hour later :)
-Chloe likes to play "kitchen" she loves the tupperware drawer & the pots & pans. Just give her a spoon so she can have something to "mix" with.
-Chloe is starting to watch more baby movies & really likes to dance with them. It's super cute she puts her arms straight up & bounces her knees.
-Chloe likes dogs & has never been scared of them.
-Chloe loves going up stairs but still working on the going down part.
-Chloe is our "daredevil" & it makes me kind of nervous. She likes to jump off things, go head first instead of foot first, etc.
-Chloe loves to walk around & tap her belly at the same time.
-She loves to match her shapes & play her toys with music.
-Her favorite song is- If You're Happy & you Know It...
-She loves her new dolly she got for her birthday!


Alan and Mindee said...

Happy Birthday Chloe!!! Your pictures are so darling and what a fun cake! I bet you are going to make a great sister!

The Funderburks said...

Happy Birthday, Chloe. You're cake is sooo cool.

Jeanette + Cason said...

I can't believe she is 1 already! She is so adorable!

Svensson said...

Cute kid and cute cake. =) I'd love to hear from you. =) /Stina