Wednesday, September 18, 2013

jada | 12 months

I'm sure you've heard me say it before but oh. my. word. I cannot believe Jada is a year old! This year has just flown by! The first year went fast with Kaiden but I think it's gone even faster the 2nd time around.

Jada is a little peanut. Though she's tall (31" - 96th percentile), she's also on the small side (20 lb. - 31st percentile). 

Currently, her preferred method of transportation is crawling and I must say, she has perfect form when she crawls and has since the day she started crawling. She does not, however, like to be on her feet and is far from walking. She will pull herself up to stand while she hangs onto something, but she doesn't walk around while holding onto something. I've maybe seen her stand all by herself a few times. She just does not care to be on her feet. (Maybe that's her mama's stubbornness coming out in her). Once in a while she can be found walking around on her knees; pushing carts and strollers around on her knees, but that's as close as she gets.

She has four teeth. Two on the bottom and two big ones on top and loves to show them off with a cheesy smile and crinkled up nose. Those she's familiar with will most likely see those cheesy smiles, but if she doesn't know you she will NOT crack a smile and she will stare. you. down.

She has matured in her fashion sense and now understands the importance of keeping bows on her head and will no longer rip them off as soon as I put them on her. But there is still a lot to learn about the fashion world - like the importance of shoes and how they can make or break an outfit. She hates wearing shoes and rubs her feet together until they come off. Let's hope this is just a phase and that she can learn to appreciate a cute pair of shoes.

She has just started giving kisses; she is still intrigued by the vacuum cleaner and still is not fond deathly afraid of Koosh balls. She has recently become very fond of her blanket and will smile, laugh, bounce around and get excited when she hears the word, "blankie". Once you give her her blanket she wraps her arms around it like a big bear hug and buries her face in it. 

Jada is such a joy and a treasure from God. We love her to pieces! Happy (belated) birthday Jada!

Monday, September 16, 2013

jada's first birthday party

Though Jada doesn't turn a year old until tomorrow, we celebrated her first birthday this weekend. And though she had no clue this party was all about her, we put her party dress on anyway and threw her a sweet, little party fit for the sweet, little princess she is.

Let's just say, this mama was pretty excited to decorate for this party. I had fun planning and making the decor and was pleased with how it turned out. And although I had fun making the decorations (and not really much fun making the cake balls) I did end up ordering the cupcakes from the local bakery...that's kinda where I draw the line.

When it came time to opening gifts, Kaiden was more excited about the gifts than Jada was. Pretty sure this is normal...I mean he's not going to carry around a pink purse forever, right?

Jada preferred playing with her birthday cards.

And of course, you can't have a first birthday party without letting the birthday-girl dig in to her very own birthday cupcake. She wasn't too sure about it at first, but with a little taste of that purple, sparkly frosting, she was all over it.