My Big Apple turned one today. She's such a big girl. She can walk forwards, backwards, and upstairs. She has yet to master going down the stairs. We're working on it. She can make noises like chickens and bears and will point to her nose about 75% of the time when we ask her. She claps and stomps in just the right places when Frog sings, "When You're Happy and You Know It". During "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" she can successfully identify head and toes. The rest gets kind of lost in the moment. She will giggle all day, eat french fries like it's nobody's business, and dance on command. She's busting out of her 12 month wardrobe and is sporting size 4/5 shoes. We love her so much and can't imagine our lives without her. *I thank God EVERYDAY for her birth family and the decision they were able to make that allowed her to be our little girl*
And now, for the pictures. Hollie and Mckenzie from Still Dreaming of Destin came over to celebrate. We were there for Mckenzie's first birthday on Sunday. Anita, the Cabbage Patch Baby joined the family. She's got pigtails just like BA. Frog loves to "smile" for the camera now. This is what we get every time we ask him to smile!
And now, for the cake. I made cupcakes (yellow w/ chocolate frosting--my favorite) and she's got her own birthday plate (I have one for Frog, too). She started off not too messy.
But, it didn't last long.
Happy Birthday Big Apple! We love you.