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Monday, January 4, 2010

Thirteen Months And One Day.

Thirteen months and one day, that's how old this girl is today.

Realized this morning that besides pictures at Christmas, I didn't have too many of just her chronicling her age right now. So we had a little photo shoot in her bedroom and I like to think I captured her just how she is right now.

Busy! What happened to our calm little girl who was content to stay in one place?

Well, she turned one. That's what happened.

It's as though a switch flipped and she went from stationary child to on the prowl busybody. She has moved to the mode where she is curious and into everything.

I complain about this stage only because I think I'm supposed to. I secretly love that her busier self has broken through. It's fun and she's just trying to keep up with her brother, H. The busiest body of all.

She has become more and more animated. Almost as though she realizes how hilarious we think she is as she makes different sounds and faces throughout the day.

She is still very much a mama's girl and becomes very jealous of anyone else I happen to be paying attention to. Even going so far as to smack them in the head in the church nursery if I so much pick up another child. Yes, we're working on this.

As of last Wednesday, I'm done nursing. Symbolizing her official transition from babe to girl. Though I thought I would struggle with this transition and ending, it ended seamlessly. Reconfirming the fact that it was time. For both of us.

She is learning how to love life from no better teacher than her brother, H. He loves to show her the world and takes great pride and joy in her every accomplishment, just as T and M have done with him and continue to do with her.

She is a beauty with light in her eyes and she has improved our lives in a way we didn't know needed improving. I love her. And everything about her toothy grin, piggy tailed, blue eyed self.
Happy 13 months, Evelyn, with more love than I knew we had.


Blogger Rodman Life said...

I must say (as I usually do) she literally is one of the cutest lil girls I've ever seen! I can only imagine the joy she has brought into your life!
Hopefully, as I return home, I'll get a lil Evelyn joy in my life too! (and the rest of the village of course!!)

January 4, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 13 month's little Miss E.
I have to agree with Rodman that E is one of the cutest little girls We have ever seen, Even though I am miles away she has also brought so much joy to me as I watch her grow here on your blog,and through picture mail on my cell. E You know how much this Great Auntie Loves you ?? To the moon and back and further. Keep sparkling my little angel. I love You.
Great Auntie Laurie.

January 4, 2010 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them. I love to see how the children are growing. All four look happy, heathly, and growing to be wonderful. Love to all Janet

January 4, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Great pictures! She looks so angelic!

January 4, 2010 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous dadio said...

I could Gobble her right up!


January 4, 2010 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

I just love her smile. She is just adorable.

January 4, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger LutherLiz said...

She's adorable and you really captured her personality it seems.

January 4, 2010 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Corinne said...

What a doll! :)
(I came over via the cupcake '10 site... when I pulled it up, my son saw your family picture on the traintracks and couldn't stop looking at it! Very sweet!)

January 5, 2010 at 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Unplanned Cooking said...

Laughing -- our one year old has taken to smacking her brother on the head if he sits on my lap. Let me know if you have a breakthrough :)!

January 5, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Broken 4 Love said...

Honestly Samara, she could NOT get any cuter!! Miss you guys!

January 5, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger happygal said...

Just spending some time "meeting" the other bloggers going to the Meet Up MN event. These photos are adorable. Look forward to meeting you next week!

January 11, 2010 at 1:30 PM  

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