Monday, October 17, 2016

Stella is a Year Old!!

I I can't believe my little baby is a year old. She's such a little toddler already with the biggest personality stuffed into a tiny little body. She's fully mobile and so good at walking. I'm convinced she thinks she's a triplet with her sisters. She has no idea she's the "baby".

Climbing to the top of the big slide, just like her sisters. 

Splash pad fun 

New teeth!

first pony ride
Cake on her actual birthday. 

Birthday nap

You're getting so big and smart! You are walking all over the place and have such great balance. You love doing "laps" around the house with your sisters and giggling with them. You're using the signs "more, all done, please, eat, milk" and say "dada, mama, doggie, woof". You're understanding so much and starting to follow simple directions. You don't sit long for anything except eating. You just love food and eating. You usually eat more than your sisters at most meals. Your favorite things to eat are mandarin oranges, grapes, and you love pretty much any and all meat. You are so different from your sisters in so many ways at this age. You love, love, love those big sisters of yours. You and Lucy have such a nice bond and will hold hands and snuggle all the time. You still love pulling hair and think it's so funny. It doesn't help that Clara also thinks it's funny. You love the dogs and will pet them and snuggle with them often. Togie (our big dog) is so tolerant of you and she's just so sweet and gentle with you. You're still nursing about 5 times a day but have been biting me a lot. Sometimes it's related to teething. Other times it's just becuase you're being a little stinker! Either way, it hurts like crazy! I've been telling you no, but I'm hoping it stops soon. It's honestly driving me a little crazy and making nursing less enjoyable. You love your bath but are such a wild child it's stressful worrying about you falling face first into the water. You also like to try to drink the water whenever possible. The sleeping is okay but not great. Your napping has finally taken a turn for the better and I love that you nap most days at the same time as your sisters. It's so nice to have a little break and some down time during the day. Night time is still not great. Depending on the night, you're usually up 2-5 times. Teething doesn't do good things for your sleep. You're finally decided your lovey is a good thing to snuggle with, but when you wake at night you want to nurse in order to go back to sleep. We try not to have you in our bed because you don't sleep as well that way. Most times, Daddy puts you back in your crib after you finished eating. You're so outgoing and happy and love meeting new people and going places. Last week at music class you spent almost the whole time walking around and checking out the other people. You're so social and rarely act shy or overwhelmed by people. Having twin big sisters must have something to do with that. You have starting dancing to music and think you can jump on the trampoline. You climb up there and bounce up and down while standing up. You love being able to roam around and do you own thing, but boy do you get upset when we go against that. If we try to take away something you aren't supposed to have or move you from climbing on things or the stairs you get so upset. We recently did family pictures and you were so mad when I wouldn't let you walk into the lake. It's funny at times but can be exaspering as well. You definietly are a girl that knows what she wants! Your play skills still aren't great because you're just so busy trying to be active and three. You follow your sisters and love the play kitchen, but have just started to do in and out type play. You don't really like to sit and play with things for long. If you can carry things around you're much happier. We got you a doll stroller for your birthday and you picked out a soft pink puppy stuffed animal. We celebrated your birthday by going out to dinner and then had a fiesta themed birthday party for yo that weekend. It was so much fun and you're didn't blink an eye at all of those people. You're such a sweet and fun little girl and I can't imagine this crazy life without you in it! 


  1. Very happy birthday to the little star. I hope you will post some bday photos. Your girls are lucky to have each other!

  2. Aww. Happy first birthday, Stella!

  3. She is so beautiful and such a teeny little thing, with what sounds like a big personality! So much of what you describe of her reminds me of my Ayden. Happy birthday Stella!