Happy birthday to my sweet Carrington! Here are a few things I want to remember about her at one year:
She is starting to talk! I thought that since Cooper talked early that she wouldn't say anything until later in the game, especially with how much big brother has to say! She started with the normal firsts: Dada, Mama, uh-oh and hi. She is very clearly saying Layla (the cat) and also somewhat regularly says cracker, shoes, eyes and "TA-DA"!
She loves pointing out people's facial features, although nose is always the fallback. When in doubt, point at the nose, C!
No one can eat anything in front of her without handing out a bite. Girl loves food! She usually eats dinner before us and then demands to be put back in her high chair to sample the flavor of the night. She'll try anything, as long as you let her do it herself…no spoon feeding allowed! Her favorites (of the moment) are chicken, eggs, guacamole and peaches. She doesn't really care for tomatoes…I'm with you, Sister!
|Carrington and the California Roll.|
She is a WILD WOMAN! I find her climbing all sorts of furniture, attempting to go head first into the pool and happily recovering from falls and spills that would have sent her brother into a crying fit for days. Whereas Cooper has always been cautious, Carrington is fearless. Eek.
She has been crawling since 8 months and pulling up and cruising around furniture since she was 9 months. Just this week she started standing unassisted. She stands from this weird bear crawl turned squat position then throws her hands up in the air as she stands and says, "TA-DA"!
She is very friendly and will let anyone hold her. As the mom of the kid who got so upset when he went to school for the first time that he literally got sick, I am amazed to watch her around new people. I dropped her off at the gym nursery the other day for the first time and she didn't even bat an eyelash.
Overall she is a very typical second kid. She is very laid-back and can go with the flow. She is pretty much always happy…a jolly little soul says my friend Taryn. She loves her family. Kyle calls her my "hip-attachment" but she always saves the best smiles and giggles for her Daddy. Anything Cooper does she tries to imitate and thinks everything he does is hysterical….even him walking by and "accidentally" knocking her over will send her into a giggle fit!