Zoe's first year in photos

Oh Zoe.

   You shriek and chortle and dance. You love avocados and bananas and strawberries and meat sauce with pasta. You can say DogDog and Dada and Ahschwa, which is pretty close to Mama, I think. You wave hello and goodbye and night-night. You love to go for walks to the park. You don't particularly love your carseat, but you do tolerate it better when it's just you and me. When Daddy is there too, you want all his attention for yourself, even if he's driving. You love to eat snacks, and when I ask if you're hungry, you cluck your tongue and point to the top of the refrigerator at the cereal boxes. If I give you Cheerios instead of Kix, you furrow your brow and say Arg! When I give you Kix, your smile reaches across the universe. After your nap, the first thing you want to do is say Hi to Mr. Owl that lives on your shelf and secondly you want to find Henry the Dog. I'm thankful for a very patient, understanding dog. He lets you pull his fur and pat his head over and over. You love to listen to music and have started singing with me. Jesus loves your joyful noises, and so do I.

You make our lives better. You make me better. I love you forever and ever. Happy 1st birthday, beautiful girl.

C'mon little baby! Taken the Saturday before Zoe was born on Wednesday...JWild Photography

Our little family
Hours old
First Easter

Three weeks old...looking at the world so seriously

Six weeks old & first smiles

Hanging with Uncle Mike
Smiling with Auntie Kim

Two months old!

I heart Daddy. Seriously. First Father's Day! 2 1/2 months old!

Four months old
Five months!

Still five months, but check out that flower!

First Zoo trip!

Six months!

Happy 1st Halloween!
I love my Auntie Anna!

Seven months old

First Christmas...eight months old
Uncle Jeff & I are good pals

Ten months!

Eleven months old...it's easier to read with your foot in the air!

Zoe is one! Happy birthday to my sunshine girl!


  1. Ahhh!!! SOO cute! Happy Birthday Zoe! Your Auntie Kim loves you! :)

  2. Such a beautiful granddaughter! What a special year it has been.

  3. Zoe has lit up all our lives. Watching her personality emerge has been so much fun. And, just the other day seeing her so happy and well-adjusted, simply having "a very cheerful day," was a testament to the exemplary parenting job mommy and daddy have done this year. So proud of you!

  4. So fun to see her grow...her eyes are so bright and vivid like she's constantly thinking of something.

  5. This baby bring everyone love! And it's true, Lisa. She is always considering the world around her. She's a very focused, curious child! I think I'm in for trouble soon with this one!


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