First Annual

Friday, September 5, 2008

Somewhere way back in August (the 11th to be precise), Miss Ezri committed her first act of rebellion against her parents. Against our wishes, she went ahead and turned 1. We begged, we pleaded, we tried to bribe her with cake, but she went ahead and did it anyway. To commerate the occasion, we threw a fancy shmancy, polka-dot themed soiree down at Grandma and PopPop's house. Even though she isn't talking much just yet, we know that Ezri thoroughly enjoyed herself. We had a great turn out of family and friends and Ezri received TONS of fabulous toys and clothes. The child is beyond spoiled.

It's hard to believe that just a year ago, Miss Ez was a wee 4lbs. 2oz. and just 17 inches long. As of her birthday, she was clocking in at a whopping 17lbs. 13oz. and 28 inches long. Granted, she's still a tiny thing compared to other kids her age but it is amazing to see what a steady diet of mama's milk, organic fruits and veggies and the occassional lick of ice cream can do to a kid. She is starting to try to say more and more but most of the time it's pretty much indecipherable. We do clearly hear her say, "Dax" to the dog, and she can say "Mama" and "Dada" but neither of those seem to be directed at anyone in particular. She has taken 2 steps in a row but seems content to get around on all fours. Ezri is becoming a bit wild, screeching and screaming at anything and everything and getting into all manner of precarious situations. Her favorite toys these days are her wooden stackables which she finds endlessly amusing as she slams them onto our wood floors. She loves to share the various odds and ends she finds on the floor with us and gets a huge kick out of feeding us her food. Even more enjoyable to her is holding out bits of food for Dax to eat, letting him lick said food, then sticking it in her own mouth. Our little lady is still nowhere near sleeping through the night which makes life interesting. Thank god for her still napping twice a day or we may have seriously considered finding a family of gypsies for her to live with.

Overall, Ezri is still Ezri - wild, independent, demanding, hilarious, contemplative, bubbly, attached and curious. We can still safely say that we are very pleased she chose to grace us with her presence. Here's to the many adventures to come in the next 12 months.

(Just because Dax is super-cute with his new 'do.)


The Jagielski Family said...

Love the new background and I was glad to see the One- year-old...although I haven't visited in a long while :)