Started with a CT scan (with contrast, naturally) for mom. It was a lot of fun. I am thankful, however, that I was able to walk out of the very same hospital that I found myself in last year on the same date. Rather unexpected for both times, really. That’s a whole ‘nother story….
We ate lunch at our favorite little country store. Sarah had her first taste of apple juice. She was not impressed. After lunch we drove down the way to a small nursery to find something to plant in the yard in honor of Sarah’s special day. We chose a pinkish color Rose of Sharon bush. It will be planted in the front yard, where I can see it from the rocking chair in my bedroom. Sarah’s favorite spot.
After a nice, long afternoon nap wearing just a diaper (how cute do babies look when they’re wearing only a diaper?!), Sarah will dine on homemade mac. and cheese (her favorite), hamburger patties, broccoli, and tomatoes. Her bunny cake with vanilla ice cream will follow. It occurred to me as I was baking the cake (I’ve made the same cake for all the kids’ first birthdays) that this will be my last first birthday party for one of my kids. Sort of a sick feeling.
Presents are simple and few. It’s the cards that she likes the best.
At 1 year of age, Sarah is beginning to walk. She is a crazy climber. You’ll often find her pushing chairs or stools around the house, using them to climb on things she shouldn’t climb on. Like the coffee table. She is a great eater, preferring apples, french toast, and mac. and cheese. Yogurt is another favorite. After tonight, I think cake might win the favorites contest though. Sarah takes one nap every afternoon and goes to bed around 10:00 and sleeps until I wake her up at 9:00 in the morning. She’s always happy to be packed around and loves to be rocked. If you say, “Cozy, cozy” she will lay down and pretend to sleep. Sarah can show you where her tongue, toes, bellybutton, hair, and nose are. She can blow kisses and wave goodbye. She thinks all animals are ducks, and all animals say “bawk.” She likes to climb the bleachers at the ballpark. She loves to be outside, crawling in the dirt, gravel, or grass. She has had 4 ticks on her already this year. Sarah is not particularly friendly. She does not like to be touched by strangers. Really, she doesn’t like to be talked to by strangers either. She is a funny little thing–just the best baby.