Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What a difference a year makes..

I look at my little Belly-ome often.
She just takes my breath away some times.
I just LOVE this girl!

In the last 365 days, she has become potty trained.
She has learned to count.
She can recognize almost all of her letters.
She knows how to spell her name and can tell you her address and phone number.
I think having three older siblings has helped her just a little bit!

She has also learned what she likes...
*She likes her hair in a head band over just about any other hair style, but will tolerate corn rows because she knows that means I won't have to fix her hair for at least five days.
*She does not like to have her feet feel dirty. Beach sand was a big issue this year. I would like to complain about this, but I don't have a lot of room to talk since I MUST wash my feet EVERY SINGLE NIGHT even though I bathe every single morning.
*She LOVES to make people laugh! She has the best sense of humor.
*She would prefer to sleep by herself and in her own room.
*Her favorite cereal is Fruit Berry Crunch
*Her best friends (according to her) are big Madi and little Madee. Keep in mind that big Madi is 13 years old!

In the past year, Miss Belly-ome has grown so much.
I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be her mother.


Jan said...

Oh my, Jennifer! She is growing up. I can't stand it. Nick and I were just talking last night about how we'd like to freeze Kate at the age she is right now. It's heartbreaking when the youngest starts looking so big. She is just beautiful. And, I LOVE the picture you sent for Christmas, along with the one here. Amazingly beautiful photography of an amazingly beautiful family. Love you! Jan

Jenn said...

Oh wow!! I can't believe what a big girl she is. We really need to find a way to get together soon. I miss your kids!

Uffens Family said...

I hope I can meet her and the rest of the kids someday soon! She is too adorable/beautiful for words!! She is pretty dang lucky to have you as a mama!