Yep. She’s a year now. One part of my says “when the hell did that happen.” Yet, another part of me says “I can’t quite remember what life was like without her.” Or “Yep, it’s been a long year, where’s my drink?”
She turned one on July 2nd and has been ticking off milestones left and right. Two days before her birthday she started walking! I was deeply involved in a conversation with my mom and Dave that night. All of a sudden, she starts cruising right across the living room. Out of no where! I said, whoa wait, Joelle is walking!!! We couldn’t get a phone out fast enough to catch it on video. So the next entire day was enticing her to walk again to capture it. I was successful the next day. Check it out!
She’s obsessed with ELMO! I guess she’s alot like her big sisssy. Maybe I should have thrown her a repeat of Corrine’s Sesame Street party! She will grunt and whine whenever I turn on the TV and even more when I select the DVR. She’ll clap her hands when Elmo comes on and cry and whine again when the episode is over. She loves to follow around big sis and do what she does especially when Corrine colors. Joelle will learn to color quickly with the help of Corrine.
Joelle also loves freeze pops. She knows what opening the freezer drawer and the noise of the package sounds like. And as soon as she hears it, she’ll whine and crawl over to the kitchen. She sucks the juice out and leave the ice for daddy. Smart girl.
We had her yearly check up a couple of days ago. She’s 29 inches tall and 18lbs. Apparently, I over estimated her weight at 11 months, which I said was 18lbs 2oz. Oh well. Her doc says she’s due for a growth spurt soon. And It’s probably coming because, man, can that kid eat!!! She still loves her avocados, cheese, watermelon, banana and a whole lot more.
We gave her a chocolate cupcake on her actual birthday. Check out the smash!
Because her birthday is so close to the 4th of July, we decided to have her party a week later so my family (step dad and my brother’s family) could attend as well as a few friends. Here are a few photos from the party!