I had posted Alyssa's birthday letter on her birthday last week, but I never shared the pictures I took of her that day. We had a very tiny little party just the six of us. I made her her own cake and we had cupcakes for everyone else. And while Alyssa was very tired that night she sure did enjoy the frosting! She liked the cake too though. Here are some pictures of her from her cake:
So that was the end of the pictures from her cake. I bathed her and put pj's on her and off to bed she went for the night. The next day she was in a much better mood and was making some really cute faces so I of course grabbed the camera to snap some shots of duck faces and other silly things and every time I put the camera up she grinned ear to ear. I still got some good shots though and well blinded her in the process.
So now Alyssa is 1. Let me update you on what's going on. She has just the two teeth on the bottom. She eats everything. Her favorites are mommy's baking, ice cream, and chicken and rice casserole. She is still cruising, no actual steps yet, but she's getting there. She is still doing her "gimpy" crawl, but boy is she quick. She is exploring everything. She loves being around her sisters and her brother. She is beautiful and happy and amazing in every way and I cannot believe she has been a part of our family for over a year now! Where did the time go?