The penultimate week of Ophelia's first year

Baby Girl's first birthday approaches. I can't believe it's here already. This year has been a whirlwind of drool, poop, squeals, smiles and tears. But most importantly, it's been the year I felt my heart burst on a regular basis with every magical thing my beautiful, amazing, intelligent, loving girl did and does. She gives the best headbutt hugs in the world, and she can't contain her absolute delight at anything she loves -- doggies, teddy bears, daddy, other little kids -- or hates, like almost falling or having dog food taken away from her. She's amazing beyond words, and has exceeded any possible expectations I could have had for a happy, healthy baby. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Mac and cheese is AWESOME!!







A rare mad moment...Okay, they aren't THAT rare...


"Da?" roughly translates to: "What's that grandma?"








Walking is AWESOME!!




O lets her freak flag fly at Pride Fest in Tower Grove Park


Daddy, why is that man wearing hot pants?


Toys are AWESOME!! Everything ever is AWESOME!!

3 Responses on "The penultimate week of Ophelia's first year"

  1. Becca says:

    Wow! I can't believe it's already been a year! She looks so big. Amalie has that same purple/blue dress; it's so cute.

    Penultimate is one of my favorite words, incidentally.

    Happy penultimate!

    Kate says:

    I know! I cant believe how quick it went. I also can't believe how much Amalie is looking like Cora and you two now...I think it's the blonde hair that replaced the brown that does it. They're so cute, Becca.

    Penultimate is almost awesome. :)

    LARISSA says:

    happy birthday ophelia!!!!!! i'm so sorry we couldn't make your b-day party. hope to see some pix of you w/cake all over your adorable face.

    love,
    auntie rizza