She is an easy and happy baby who loves to give slobbery kisses and to lay her head down on you to snuggles. BUT if she doesn't really know you then she will stare you down until she is comfortable with you. She is not easy to put to bed as she wants to be on the move at all times. We are still struggling with getting her to go to bed without swaddling her and laying down with her. We started the "cry it out" process the other day and is so hard on mommy! I love the way she wrinkles her hose and smiles and then blows air out of it. I love her giggles. I love seeing her adore her big brothers and the way they LOVE her. She follows them everywhere and gets into the middle of everything they are doing. She loves to eat anything we give her. She never really did eat baby food as she would scream at you until you gave her a bite of what you were eating---even at 6 months old! She is walking and trying to run some. She is great at walking but has been falling more since her little body gets ahead of her little feet! She likes to dance. She loves her daddy and for the longest wouldn't say anything but dada. She would randomly say mama. You would ask her to say mama and she would look at you, grin, and say dadadada! and then giggle. We both love coming home from work and seeing her. She smiles, screams our names, and runs to us. She is a blessing from heaven!
Here are some pictures from the past year. Click to make larger!:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLY!