Sam's one! She's had a wonderful year:
She made it through all 12 months with only a few minor bumps and bruises. Unfortunately she hasn't gotten sick yet (I think that just means it will be really bad when it happens...actually I wrote this ten days ago and forgot to publish...since then she's been sick...twice!).
She finally learned to eat food (sometimes), after six months of trying everyday. She now loves yogurt, challah, custardy stuff, watermelon, cheerio things and spitting water all over herself.
She has read approximately 79 books. She particularly loves "Caps for Sale," "From Head to Toe," and "Doggies."
She has developed an attachment to a doggy and a froggy. She sleeps with them.
She has traveled to six countries: Singapore, Australia, Indonesia (twice), Thailand, Vietnam and the US.
Her grandparents have visited approximately ten times (all together).
Her strong skills include: "doing" touchdown, downward dog, blowing kisses, reading books, finding belly buttons (on strangers in public...sometimes quite embarrassing...) and generally being sweet. She now hugs and kisses me, and it may very well be the highlight of my life.
It's been a pretty awesome year for all of us. We have loved watching her grow and develop into who she is today, and we can't wait to see who she will become. We are totally in love with our child in a way we never could have imagined a year ago (or even 11 months ago...). Happy Birthday Sammers!!
I made a video - but it won't load...I'll try to post it somewhere for general consumption.