Monday, March 16, 2015

Why I LOVE Having A One Year Old

I love that she is so happy when she wakes up

Mornings are by far my most favorite time of day! Rosalie wakes up almost every single morning with a big smile on her face. She will usually roll onto her tummy soon after she wakes up and will look at me and smile. If I am still in bed, I will wake up to this smile, or if I am already up, I will walk in and her face will light up right away. This cute little smile fades when she has to get her diaper changed in the mornings (weird because she never used to mind getting her diaper changed at all), but it returns as soon as someone gives her a toy or picks her back up :)

I love her teeth when she smiles

Chanse and I are always saying how we don't know how it is possible, but that she is even cuter now that she has teeth. She has 4 teeth on top and 3 on bottom, and I love seeing every last one of them each time that she smiles. My favorite smile is when she gets super excited and gives me a big ole' cheeser! These are my fave because not only can I see every last one of her teeth, but her grin spreads across her entire face.

I love that she is always pulling the cutest faces

This girl is seriously queen of pulling faces. She does this cute look where she will completely pucker her lips and scrunch her nose. She also loooves to scowl at people or make this super sad look and kind of push out her bottom lip. Sometimes she will even open her mouth super big and leave it that way just because she feels like it. She is so funny! Half of the time these faces come out of nowhere so I just start laughing at her because they are so unexpected. She definitely keeps me entertained, and I love waiting to see what face she is going to learn next.

I love that she can feed herself
I was talking with my sister about this the other day because it is so much easier, and more entertaining to watch, now that Rosalie can feed herself. Now I can give Rosalie her food, and watch her go to town instead of having to give her each bite. I mean there are some foods that I still feed her, but for the most part she loves to pick the pieces up and put them in her little mouth. She is also slowly but surely getting better at chewing her food, so slightly bigger pieces of some foods and introductions of new foods has been possible :) I love watching her try new foods!

I love that she is my little best friend

It is so fun that I don't have to go anywhere alone. She comes with me to run any and all errands when Chanse is at school during the day, and for the most part she is so good! She loves sitting in the shopping cart, and she gets super excited when I give her random groceries to hold. I also just love chilling with her at home and talking to her all day long. I mean I know she doesn't understand everything I am saying, but I pretend like she does hehe.

I love that she loves being read to

Rosalie loves books and always has. When Chanse or I read to her, she will sit there and look at us and then back at the book, and then back to us, and back to the book. She will repeat this over and over again with a huge smile on her face until we are done with that story. We have started a little routine where Chanse reads to her before bed, and it is so fun! She loves it, I love it, Chanse loves it, it is just great all around! I always loved being read to growing up, and I also loved to read as I got older. Chanse was and is the same way, so we we hope that Rosalie will grow up loving to read :)

I love watching her become more mobile

Now Rosalie isn't walking, or crawling, but she is butt-scooting and this is the cutest thing on the planet! She will scoot all over the place on her butt, or she will roll to get everywhere that she needs. She attempts to get on all fours all of the time though, and she is improving. She just doesn't seem to have the desire to crawl or walk just yet, so we are just letting her do her thing. She does get more motivated whenever she is around her little friends who are mobile, so maybe she just needs more motivation ;) It is so much fun watching her run around in her little walker though, especially when she has something that she isn't supposed to because she will giggle and run from me. Oh man I love it!

These are only a few things that make having a one year old so much fun, because seriouslyI could go on and on because she makes life so great!



  1. I love your beautiful family photos! Such a great post xoxo Mel!

  2. Aww, this is so nice! I have a niece a little bit older, and I can see the same thing happening for my brother!
    Meg of An Affair of Character

  3. Beautiful post! Your girl is just the cutest! My little boy is my best friend too and always crack me up with his beautiful smile too!

  4. Oh my gosh what a little cutie!! What a fun age :) And I love your hair!!! It is sooo pretty & long!

  5. What a beautiful baby! Enjoy all that motherhood brings.

    1. Thank you Rachel! I really try to enjoy and remember these moments because I know that they will pass by much too fast! :)

  6. Oh my she is precious!!! She is so adorable!


  7. How cute is she?!! Her eyes are so bright & blue!

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