Happy Birthday to Baby J!

What a busy month it’s been! On top of getting my taxes done, work picked up for me so I’ve been keeping pretty busy with not much free time to write.

On March 20th, Baby J turned 1! I’ve been meaning to post an update on her new abilities and such, so maybe I’ll take the time now to mention them. Her preferred method of getting around has been walking for almost a couple of months now. She likes to clap her hands, point, and actively participate in playing peekaboo. She loves, loves, loves to read. She’s maturing in so many ways. Ever since she officially started walking, I feel like her personality has really started to shine. She won’t let me look too closely, but she has at least three teeth now. We even had a glorious couple of weeks where we finally slept through the night last month, but unfortunately we’re back to one wakeup a night. I’ll probably try night weaning her soon.

I think her birthday was probably the best day of her life.

Hubby worked hard on organizing how things looked, but I helped with the paper chains to get everything ready the night before.

On the day of, we Skyped with her grandparents and had a party with cake. I got the cake from a bakery called Flo Prestigate Paris. I’ve frequently gotten delicious fruit tarts from them before, so I knew it had to be good.

I think she really liked the cake. Though she was pretty interested in the green leaves on the strawberry we gave her. For some reason she likes green colored food (which is completely opposite from me!).

After her party, she took a nice long nap. After she got up, we had some lunch and then we went to a place called Fantasy Kids Resort. Someone in a mom group I’m part of recommended it to me, and I’m so thankful she did! Baby J had the time of her life there. First she had fun going down a slide with her daddy, followed by fun in a ball pit. Since it was our first time there, we mistakenly went into the big kids’ ball pit first. Later we found a corner for toddlers and they had a much calmer ball pit for her to play in. She also had a blast playing in the Fisher Price playhouses they had lined up in one corner.


I was really impressed with how well Baby J did with all of the noise. I personally found it a bit overstimulating at times, but she seemed to handle all the noise just fine.


After a couple of fun filled hours, she was totally ready to go home and hit the hay. Since she had so much fun, we’re considering going there a couple of times a month.

I’d like to add and give a special thanks to my hubby for being such a huge help for her birthday!


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