Thursday, April 4, 2013

11 Months is DoNe, Charlie Kate is OnE!
        What happened to my little tiny ball of pure baby?  I’ll tell you it was super sneaky, but our little baby girl is now a toddler!  Yes, a toddler!!!  We are just so proud of her, and all of her triumphs and accomplishments.  She is a walking champion, and soon to be running.  She is eating anything and everything with such grace well, she’s eating.  Talking is an understatement when referring to Charlie Kate.  She doenst really say words that we know, but she is talking her little heart out.  I am well aware of where that comes from, and completely understand that we are in for a lot of entertainment. (I have been told that I was a talker) 



Charlie Kate had her first birthday party at her Nana and Poppa’s house.  The theme was from the book we got her for Christmas, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle.  She was the cutest thing!  She got super tired about half way through, and was the first to leave due to excessive fussiness.  When we got her home she had a super high fever and slept for 13 hours straight that night.  She was worn out, and had a slight ear infection. (Great, awareness on our part) The party was super fun, She ate a ton of her cake and loved it.  We got her a little “Radio Flyer scoot around” toy.  She, well I, opened all of her gifts and realized that she will never need toys again! Ha!  Everyone was so generous and we are so thankful to have such great support in our lives!   We are constantly reminded of how blessed we are to have such a precious gift from God in Charlie Kate, but also that we are surrounded by loving, Christian examples. 



This was her first Easter.  She loved hunting eggs so much that we do it nearly every day since! Ha! 


We took a trip to Oklahoma!  Katy, Jackson, Charlie Kate, and I drove out to see Great Gran, my Gran.  It was such a good trip.  Charlie Kate didn’t sleep to great on the drive, but once we got there she had so much fun with her 2nd cousins, Kya, Audrey, and Hunter!  She loved spending time with Great Gran too!  She “rode horsy” on her knee, read, and played, played, played.  The trip back was not as much fun since we sat in two hours of traffic, but was well worth the time there.



Dear Sweet Charlie Kate,

We are so proud of you!  You are such a light to the world already, with your smiles and the joy you carry with you daily.  It is our prayer that you continue to be that light to others and that the depth of your light grows and grows.  You are our sunshine!

Love, Mommy and Daddy