my baby's one!

Baby Sister turned one this month. ONE! How did that happen? It seems like just yesterday that I was announcing her arrival. This year has positively sped by, and while the old saying is true, time really DOES fly when you're having fun... in terms of raising more than one child, I might extend that phrase to include "... especially when you have a toddler at home." We simply couldn't obsess over every little thing Baby Sister was doing as we had the other eye on a constantly-on-the-move Toddler S.

Alas, while her first year of life seemed to zip past us in a heartbeat, here are a few things I can distinctly tell you about my Little One, my Heart, Vivian Ella (I've decided to share my daughters' names on the blog on each of their birthday posts this year).

Vivian can be rather serious when she wants to be:


And curious, very curious:


She's a happy go lucky kind of gal:


And her blue eyes are bright and sparkling:


Don't let that look fool you; this kid has spunk.


And, dare I say it, a bit of a mischievous streak...


Her hugs are simply the best.


And I could spend all day being completely ridiculous, just for a glimpse of that smile.


Vivi adores her Big Sister, but knows how to stick up for herself when Toddler Mayhem rears its "I refuse to share/I enjoy being disagreeable" head.


I think she might possibly be brilliant (a mother innately knows this sort of thing, you see).


But whatever she decides to become, or which roads she travels, or how she dresses, or with whom she loves, 



I will always love you with my whole heart, my Sweet. Happy 1st Birthday, Vivian!



Thank you, Stickybellies, for helping me document my daughter's first year of life in such a fun and memorable way!

7 comments:

YUMMommy said...

Aww...Happy 1st Birthday to Vivian!! They grow so fast.

Library Gal Quilts said...

Oh she is so darling! Isn't it incredible how fast she turned into a little gal!!! Love your blog and lots of good wishes to your family and Vivian!

Darley said...

Love this photo montage with the months! Adorable!

Sonja said...

Such a sweetie pie! The second one is always more happy-go-lucky than the first - isn't that strange? Happy birthday Vivian!

New York State of Mom said...

This was SO sweet!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!!! The days are long but the years are SO short. Her name fits her (if that makes any sense) and she looks so sweet

Julie said...

So cute! Happy birthday!!! You know, I really wish I had done the monthly photos with our kiddos, such a great way to capture how much they've changed/grown!

Jill said...

Ellen, she looks like a doll!

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