We had a lovely birthday yesterday. RoBet turned 1. *sniff* It was bittersweet. She is such a little kid now, rather than a baby. She is walking, responding to conversation, trying to talk, interacting with people and toys and much, much more. She fills out her changing table now. When her head is nearly touching the end, her toes reach the other end. She fills out her crib much more now too. I look at her and realize that she is not a baby anymore, and it makes me proud and sad at the same time. I think she is funny, smart, and happy too. She laughs at my silliness, figures out new ways of causing mischief, and figures out problems. Like I said, she is such a kid now.
We spent the day together yesterday for her first birthday. We didn't do much, mainly because of the rain (it rained almost all day here). So, we watched it rain for a little while. That was peaceful. We practiced walking too - she loves to walk while you hold her hand or pushes along behind her toy, though she walks fairly well without any support too. We had a simple lunch together, and then she had a nap while Mommy played video games and tidied up. Then we went to the store and picked up fresh fruits and veggies for the week. After dinner, we gave her a strawberry shortcake roll with a candle in it and sang her 'happy birthday'. It took her awhile to realize that it was a treat for eating. She looked at it, sitting there on the plate that she's never used, then looked at us, then back at the plate, then back at us. After encouraging her to eat it with words and motions, I picked it up and held it out to her to taste. She took a nibble and her face lit up! Then she dove in with both hands. Her favorite part was the icing (just like Mommy), which she proceeded to suck off of her fingers, sometimes four at a time.
Although not eventful, it was a happy birthday for both RoBet and Mommy. Now we are looking forward to Saturday, which will be her birthday party. We have about 20 people coming to celebrate the day, and it should be a fun afternoon!