Sunday, April 24, 2011
April 13, 2011 marked a very big day in the Andry household...Blake's first birthday and also my last day as a stay at home mom. It is hard to believe that she is already a year old! This year has seriously flown by!! For the day of her birthday I made her favorite breakfast: cheese omelette with blueberries and milk, then we met Chris for lunch at Ouishi where Blake fell in love with curry chicken (definitely my daugther), we came home, napped and then had mac n cheese followed up by chocolate cake (which Blake devoured). Then that Saturday we had her birthday party - which was just family and her one best friend, Dawson. The party was a success - she had a blast being the center of attention and the weather was amazing! All of Blake's grandparents and great grandparents were in attendance which was so great! This last month Blake has gotten even closer to walking on her own - she has taken several solo steps (her first were on April 2nd), but she is still a little apprehensive about it - we keep telling ourselves that in no time she will be running thru the house like a crazy woman! She also got her 2nd haircut, which was about 3 inches of hair - seriously insane how much hair this little chick has!
Another major change is that Blake started daycare since I went back to work and as any major change - it is taking some adjustments on all parts, but it seems to be going pretty well for the most part. The first few days she didn't nap or eat, but by the end of the 1st week she was sleeping 2 hours and eating pretty well.
12 month stats:
Height: 30 1/4" - 88th percentile
Weight: 20lbs. - 55th percentile
Head 17 3/4" - 55th percentile.
In the last month Blake also got to go to her first petting zoo and absolutely LOVED it! She was literally squealing with excitement and reached right out to pet the goats. I only wish I could have gotten it on video, although I was able to capture a little bit of it. Another fun first was Blake had her first Easter - including easter egg hunt! She obviously didn't really get the concept, it was adorable to watch her just pick up eggs, shake them, put them down and go for the next one.
Eating her first cake:
Reading a book in the car:
Blake's PawPaw giving her the giggles:
First Petting Zoo: