Sydney turned 1 year old on June 9th! It's hard to believe how much she has grown and changed since we met her at the hospital. On her birthday, I kept thinking back to 1 year ago, remember going to bed the night before knowing we were going to have a baby the next day (she was breech so I had a scheduled c-section), then waking up the next morning, showering, putting on a dress, doing my hair and heading to the hospital. I remember Brian saying, "Well, let's go have a baby". And we did.
|1 year old!|
What I don't think we realized that day was how much love we would have for Sydney and how amazing of a year it would be watching her grow and learn.
We started this month celebrating Mother's day. The highlight was taking Sydney on her first bike ride. She loved it, and so did we. We have since gone on a few more rides.
|Bike family selfie|
We also spent a weekend in Boise seeing our good friends the Vealitzik's and the Lenkowski's, and their kiddos. The Lenkowski's little girl is 6 months younger than Sydney and the Vealitzik's have a girl who is 6 months older. It was incredible to see the difference between all of them. Sydney had a great time playing with her new buddies. We can't wait to see them again. Boise also marked Sydney's 10th flight, and 5th state!
|Ava sharing her Cheerios - these 2 were too cute together|
|Ava giving Sydney a ride. Sydney loved that toy and Ava surprised her and shipped her one back home. So sweet, and still one of her favs.|
|Post nap cuddles - Sydney was fascinated by Ava|
|Ava, Sydney and Bea - all 6 months apart in age|
|Parents night out - boys in their uniform|
|Just like old times, miss these girls so much|
Sydney is cuter than ever right now and has again blown me away by what she has learned in a month. She is pulling herself up on anything now, and getting really good at balancing. She is fine holding on with 1 hand and will even bend down to pick something up nearby.
She still loves music and is playing a xylophone, maraca, drum and piano daily. She loves the music her new truck (thanks Vealitzik's) plays and will press the buttons then start clapping and dancing. It's so adorable. Speaking of her truck, she love, love, loves riding on it. Her feet just barely touch the ground, so she is slow on her own, but will lift her feet to I can make her fly all over the house.
Knock on wood, she is still a great eater. This month, peas are still a favorite, as well as spinach, chicken, berries, grapes, any type of cheese and watermelon. This kid can eat. She makes it clear that she prefers to eat exactly what we are eating.
|I don't know why she is pointing|
|Her first watermelon at Sophia's 1st Birthday|
Sydney loves bears. She has a bear stuffed animal, "Brown Bear" who always gets cuddles and kisses. She also always give's Gabin the bear a kiss when she finds him in her "Peek-a-boo Sophie" book. Everyone is jealous of the kisses and cuddles she constantly gives these bears.
We ended the month by celebrating her 1st birthday! MarMe, Grandpa Billy and Aunt Jenn were all in town for the occasion. We had a great time with them over a long weekend.
We had a big party with friends and family to celebrate her big day. She had her own vanilla cake, and was pretty clean and neutral about it. I think she was more interested in the texture of the frosting. This made Mama & Dada proud.
|mornings with MarMe|
|On her real birthday (we enjoyed that cake on her behalf)|
|The party decoration|
|It's cake time|
|Trying to get her to be messy|
|MarMe & Grandpa Billy|
|Sydney's friend Sophia was born 3 days after her - she slept through the cake at her birthday, so she had a cupcake at Sydney's party|
|Billy splashing the girls|
|mom, I'm tired of all these photos!|
|Christmas jammies in May!|
|park date with cousin Billy|
|I see you|
|Watching Nate's baseball game|
|lunch break at Sophia's party|
|I love this one|
|Last chair photo, 12 months|
|All 12 months|