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Happy Birthday Rae!

Oct
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It has been a very busy and fast year, but here we are, Rachel is 1 year old!  Looking back, she’s been such a blessing and a wonder on how babies can be so alike and so different.  We’re very thankful that she’s so happy and content with herself, it makes all the difference when there’s another little one running around.  She also sleeps well which is a remarkable change from Sam who would wake up at the slightest noise.  Of course, she doesn’t seem to be such a bookworm as Sam was but that seems to be changing around now and they both seem to share a love for the dog dishes at this age, sigh…  It’s a joy to see her big grin in the mornings and have her point her finger at you for a hug and kiss.  We’re also very thankful that Sam and Rachel love each other so much.  Now that she’s a little bigger, she really is getting into the roughhousing with her brother.  We’re looking forward to seeing how our little girl will blossom in the next year.

Rachel had a lovely little party with family for her birthday.  All her favorite foods including meatballs, dino nuggets, broccoli, and baked beans were served.  Adrianne made two lovely cakes with a ladybug theme.  Red is Rachel’s favorite color and apparently chocolate is her favorite frosting as you’ll see in the video below.  Sam graciously helped her blow out her candle and after a bath, we opened all her presents.  Rachel had a pretty good haul including a baby doll, pull along snail, a drum set, bus, and new dresses.  Sam got her the drum set and seems to have taken it over but Rae’s favorite part was the mini egg maracas which Sam doesn’t care for so that worked out.  She’s looking forward to Christmas.

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First Year in Review

Oct
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Here are a few pictures from Rae’s first year.  We’re working on pictures and videos from her first birthday. :)

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11th month

Oct
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It looks like we’ll have a double post today, but there is much more to update!

September was very busy for us.  Rae decided to start free standing, even getting up from the ground on her own.  She also started climbing everything, the stairs, chairs, etc.  She will walk behind the airplane or holding our hands and took a few single steps, but no real walking yet.  My favorite is when she points and says “this” or “that”.  “This” is when she wants to know what something is and “that” is when she wants some of that.  :)   She’s using more words, but nothing very consistently.  She also popped one molar through, which was no fun for anyone.

Rae also got to go visit her Nai Nai and Yie Yie in Baltimore! She had a lot of fun exploring their house and yard.  There were acorns outside that she loved to play with and lots of toys she had never seen.  She got to visit the Natural History Museum, the National Zoo, and Smithsonian Air and Space museum.  She was utterly spoiled by her grandparents and just had a wonderful time.  Oh and she ate a “pound of meatballs” at every meal (i.e. she actually ate more than Sam!).

I’ve got a couple of videos this time.  The first is Rae climbing up and down from the rocking chair.  Now she will climb up the chair, over the table to the couch, get down from the couch, then cruise back over to the rocking chair.  This video is when she had just figured it out.  The second is her playing peekaboo with Sam on a train ride in Pennsylvania.

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