S: Baby's First Year
BC: We are so blessed to have an energetic, spunky, sweet little lady like you. We love you SO much! Love- Daddy, Mommy and Emma
FC: Eliza Claire
1: She will fill our lives with sunshine.... And our hearts with love.
3: On Tuesday November 9th, a week before your due date, you entered the world and it would never be the same. You were born just 2 days after Daddy got home from China. Grami flew in from Colorado to stay with Emma while we went to the hospital to meet you. After a quick labor, you entered the world in just 3 pushes at 5:58pm. We were surprised that you were such a peanut weighing 6 pounds 15 oz and you were 19 1/2 inches long. You met your sister when you were just an hour old and it was love at first sight. We only stayed one night in the hospital, we were so excited to bring you home! .
4: Bringing you home was so sweet. You even made your first trip to Chocolate World at just 3 days old
5: First family photos at 2 weeks old
6: Meeting Pop Pop and Uncle Andy for the first time | Your CO family had to wait two weeks to meet you and it was love at first sight | Your first Thanksgiving was very low key, you slept through most of it. Mr. Ely, Miss Lisa and Kiley were our Holiday Orphans | You were less than 3 weeks old when you made your first trip to a chilly Hershey Park Christmas Candy Lane
7: One Month Stats 8lbs 7.5oz~27th % 21 1/8th inches~ 50th % | At four and a half weeks you graced us with your first social smile. Nothing is more precious! Even as a peanut you did NOT like to be tied down in any way, like being swaddled, you always wiggled out at least one arm
8: We spent your first Christmas as just our family of four in PA. We were not totally alone though. We spent Christmas Eve with our friends the Jacksons and Christmas Day with the Wolins Christmas Morning was a joy to spend with our new family of four celebrating Christ's birth and special Santa magic.
9: Right after Christmas, your "Green" family came to celebrate with us. Aunt Kiki, Uncle Josh and Caroline COULD NOT wait to meet you! After another huge round of gift opening ( most of which you slept through) we had lots of family fun.
10: You stayed up late to help us ring in the New Year and help Mommy and Daddy celebrate their 6th Anniversary | New Year's Day we helped Uncle Josh and Aunt Kiki cheer on the TCU Horned Frogs to a Rose Bowl Victory
11: Two Month Stats 10lbs 3.5oz~32nd % 23 inches~ 74th % At 9 weeks old you took your first flight. Just you and Mommy flew to Florida to furnish the beach house with Grami and Aunt Kiki.
12: You survived your first sledding outing in the backyard.You did not like the snow very much.. | Connor Beatty was one of your very first playmates He is just 5 days older than you.
13: After waiting almost three months, Mimi and Grandpa B were over the moon excited to come to Pennsylvania to meet you. You showed off your smiley, sassy personality and they were smitten right away. We had a really wet snow while they were here, so they gave some excellent snowman making classes.
14: Happy ST.Patty's Day | One of your first snuggles with Noah
15: ~Colton Sciez came to visit for Spring Break and he literally ran circles around you ~You had your first solid food right at 4 months. You had been grabbing at everyone's spoons for weeks. You loved the rice cereal and never looked back! ~You went to your first movie in the theater, Tangled, and you made it through half the movie before getting cranky | Four Month Stats 12lbs 11.5oz~30th % 24 3/4 inches~ 71st% Right before your 4 month appointment Mommy was concerned that you weren't rolling over. You surprised us right after your check up and rolled all the way over (after a lesson from your sister) and then started to try to crawl! | - You started to really belly laugh
16: You had an exciting Easter season with no less than 5 egg hunts. We had the Wolin's and our friend's from church Dex, Margaux and Lia join us to celebrate Jesus' resurrection
17: Springtime Fun! *We helped Daddy celebrate his 36th birthday *We watched Prince William marry Princess Kate at a royal tea party at Miss Alyssa's house. We all wore our British best! *Frolicking in the flowers is one of your favorite things to do but you can't stand touching the grass.
18: The first full family trip to our Panama City house was a huge success! | You refused to put your feet on the sand but loved splashing in the water | This was our first time meeting Cooper, you two were fast friends. You were showing off your sitting and army crawling skills
19: Colorado | To celebrate Mommy's 30th birthday we all went to CO and Daddy surprised Mommy with a trip to CA. You had your first 4 days at camp Grami and Pop Pop and did great! | You took your first trips to the Zoo and the mountains while in Colorado
20: Six Month Stats 15lbs 6oz~34th % 25 7/8 inches~ 51st% -You have been eating 3 solid meals a day and a tons of snacks- you LOVE food! -You have been sitting up, army crawling and "chatting" up a storm
21: A summer trip to Minnesota | We came to MN to meet Cedar and witness her baptism in Knife River | We got a chance to see GiGi Marcella before she went to be with Jesus in December 2011 | We had some family pictures taken by Lake Superior
22: You spent your summer hopping from BBQ to BBQ with friends and exploring with your sister. You were still not very fond of the texture of grass, it's the only way to keep you from moving. | 9 month Stats 17lbs 3.5oz- 21% 29 inches- 91% You have fully mastered crawling and cruising and you babble up a storm. Your first word was Dadda followed by Pop Pop, then Mommy. Even though you don't say much you can always get your point across
23: Your Dedication Day in the midst of a storm | The last week in August was a beautiful week until Hurricane Irene made its way up the East Coast. It hit Harrisburg the night before your dedication. In the morning trees were blown down and the power was out at Church. However a group of 40+ people gathered in the atrium, with the sun shining down, to worship acoustically and watch us promise to tell you about the Love that Jesus has for you. We pray that you will make him your best friend someday. | Grami and Pop Pop flew in especially to witness your dedication
24: Emma's 3rd Birthday
25: A little FOOTBALL in Texas Y'all
27: Mimi and Grandpa B Visit | During Mimi's fall break they came to visit and we took in all fall has to offer in Hershey | We went in a corn maze (and got lost) and on a hay ride | Grandpa B helped us pick out and carve pumpkins
28: Halloween in Hershey! | Halloween in the Sweetest Place on earth is not just one night, it is celebrated over a whole month. We attended several parties, a parade and of course Hershey Park in the Dark. | For Months before Halloween, Emma doled out Halloween costumes for the whole family. She was going to be a Princess, Daddy a Prince, Mommy a Queen and you would be the Chicken. So Aunt Kiki and Mommy made you the cutest chicken ever! | A freak snowstorm fell in Harrisburg the week before Halloween so for the first time Trick 'r' Treating happened actually on Halloween. Daddy did his best Prince Phillip impression to take you girls out.
29: You enjoyed your second Princesses on Ice show (the first you were just a few months old) and dressed the part this time as our very own Tinkerbell! | A Night with Princesses
30: Your Great Grandparents came to visit PA for the first time. They LOVED getting to know you better | You helped make apple sauce, played games and filmed a Today show Spot at Chocolate world with your GiGis | GiGi Jean and Papa John fly out to Visit
31: One Year Old Stats 19lbs 9oz- 24% 30 1/4 inches- 80% Two 1/2 weeks before your first birthday you decided to take your first steps and you haven't stopped since. You went straight from toddling to running and climbing everything in sight. You are truly a fabulous Wiggle Worm. ( my nickname for you.)
32: We celebrated your birthday Day, as a family, with waffles, cupcakes and playing outside.
33: Your birthday party was a fun celebration of your Wiggleness, with all your closest friends, complete with a Wiggle Worm cake, jello-jiggler apples and gummy worms and a wiggly noodle salad. You loved smashing your cake and playing with all of your friends. You are such an energetic joy to have around!