Sunday, July 5, 2015

Larkyn turns ONE!

It is TRULY amazing how fast a year goes.  Seems like it wasn't that long ago since we were meeting Larkyn for the first time and now she is already ONE!

A bit about Larkyn at age ONE:
-She is still volleying between needing one and two naps a day.
-She eats everything we eat in tiny pieces (no more pureed food) and is a great eater.  
-She drinks whole milk.
-She has two teeth.
-She army crawls with two arms and one leg (one leg is dragged behind her!)
-She will walk if someone holds both her hands.
-She loves to lay on her back and kick both feet up/down/up/down.
-She loves to explore and her favorite toys to play with are things that are not her toys!
-She has determined her favorite blankie - a pink one with hearts - and will point to it in her crib as if asking for it.  
-She says DaDA, MaMA, Ba (ball), ah-ah (uh-oh), uh-uh (no-no), and "da" (what's that?) along with other gibberish!
-She giggles a lot!
-She loves to swing and splash in water.
-She is growing more opinionated and has a cute scrunchy angry face and a little protest cry that most often can be easily distracted away.
-She loves to press buttons.
-She has many facial expressions.
-She is such a blessing to our family and I couldn't imagine life without her!

As much as I don't want her to grow up, I truly have more fun with her each day.  With that being said, I am truly trying to enjoy each baby moment as much as possible.  She is SUCH a fun baby!

She melts my heart and makes me forget anything I am worried about with her little smile.  All I want to do is cuddle her close!

With each of my kids, I want to REMEMBER their baby stage, and for me the best way to do that is to capture as much of their expressions, voices, mannerisms, likes, etc on video.  So I did the same thing with Larkyn on her first birthday.  I followed her around all day with my video camera, just trying to capture each moment and remember it forever!  Below is Larkyn's first birthday video, a compilation of moments on her birthday, including waking up, naps, eating, going to the park, playing, opening presents, going to sister Summer's last soccer game, cupcakes, bath and bed.  Because Paul and Summer had their last soccer game from 6-7, Paul got off work early and got home by 4:30 so we could do presents and an early dinner before the game.  It worked out perfectly :).  Here is her video:

 Happy Birthday Larky-Loo!  We all love you so much!!!


The Baum Family said...

Looks like such a special day! Love the video. Can't wait to see you all soon.

Kristin Bjorklund said...

Your baby girl could NOT be any cuter. And that video is just awesome! I love seeing a day in the life of Larky Loo. =)

Kristin Bjorklund said...

PS I LOVE the side profile shot. <3

Jill said...

Aw, so many thoughts and emotions about this post. Larkyn's pictures just could not be any more adorable. Oh, my! That profile shot is just incredible! The video is amazing. Kel, your camera work is wonderful. You did such a great job capturing the day. Summer and Colton are such amazing siblings as they gently help with the cards and gifts. Just love all of you. Happy 1st birthday, Larky-Loo!

Post a Comment