Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What a Year Can Do...

One year ago (plus 3 days, I am running a little late : ), we received this blessing :

Now, just 368 short days later we have a rambunctious, ball of energy whose favorite past times include running and unrolling toilet paper in the bathroom.

How does a tiny 5 lb newborn grow so quickly? I am glad you asked!

I have put together a little visual presentation to demonstrate this phenomenon to you. I tried to include momentous firsts, such as eating solids, sitting, meeting Carter...you know, the important stuff!

(side note: I was not going to put this many pictures on. I had every intention of cutting out many of them. However, I uploaded them backwards, and it took me so long to fix- didn't want everyone to view K's life Benjamin Button style- I decided to leave them all on. I realize in doing so I am breaking my own blogging rule, and opening myself up to Jared's ridicule. I have accepted this, and so should you! : )

1 hr

2 days (look how tiny she is, now she barely fits in the dang thing!)

3 days (exactly a year ago today)

1 week
2 weeks
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
5 months
6 months (you are 1/2 way there)
7 months
8 months
9 months
10 months
11 months

Happy birthday, sweet girl! It has been the best year of my life, I can't wait to see what many many many more years bring!
I will have to post pictures of her actual birthday later, it is a CRAZY week. Just a little tidbit to leave you wanting more: I made coordinating tutus and shirts for the 2 birthday K's (Kate and Kerrigan) and they looked GOOOOOOD!


Lesley Wright said...

Such a beautiful post! Such a beautiful girl.
Happy birthday to Kerrigan.
I love how little she was and that the carseat swallowed her up. You have some awesome pictures.

The Helvig Familiy said...

What are you talking about! Your cake is way cute!!! I can't believe how big your baby is getting. She is so adorable.

The Graham Crackers said...

Wow! I can't believe it's been a year already! Isn't it crazy how fast time flies once you have a kid?? Insane! So just to show you what an extremely small world it is, I went to my sister in law's house in Camp Verde and ended up meeting your cousin Adrian! She is so nice! I just had to tell you cause I thought it was soo cool! Anyway, I hope you're doing great! Have a great Christmas!!

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

I'm glad you didn't cut any of the pictures out, I love seeing them all! Isn't it crazy and a little unfair how fast a year goes by? Children are by far the most incredible blessing, and you are so good at always expressing your appreciation and love of being a mother. K is a lucky little girl! And happy birthday to her too! :)

Jana and Brett said...

Hi Lindsey! you look totally familiar...but I can't remember where I know you from!!! Were we in the same singles ward? Did we work together at Sizzler??
About Jovie's hair, she has really thin hair, so I put a bunch of gel in her hair...wet or dry. (Usually works better wet). Then I use Sponge Curlers! Very old school, but I love them. I start from the top and work my way down. Because her hair is so thin, it only takes 25-30 minutes to completely dry. If not, I blow dry the curlers till they are dry. After I take out all the curlers, I run my fingers through each one, and style it before I spray the hairspray. Aerosol hairspray holds the best!
You have a very cute daughter! Good Luck! :0)