Our littlest babe turned one today and to be honest, I'm still kind of in denial about it. Where on earth did the last year go?! We all just really adore having this baby in our lives and now here she is, with her three little teeth, running and climbing and pushing big kids out of her way and practically eating as much as a three year old at every meal. It's crazy! It sounds cliche, but they really do grow up so fast. Of course, I'm sure there is some significance to having older siblings around all the time, that just makes her just want to grow up even faster, but still. It breaks my heart a little. I told Kenji that I don't recall any of our babies being as excited as Eleanor was on her first birthday. And I'm certain it was because there were four bigger kids who were bouncing off the walls with happiness for her. She was dancing and clapping and beaming the entire day because of them. With their singing and jumping out with balloons and all the group hugs, I mean, you could not get a more loved on baby.
I think the funniest thing about Eleanor is that she is basically this super clean, polite baby. She was walking back and forth giving her birthday presents to everyone else for a good hour before she finally started to open them. And she didn't even touch her cake until we gave her a fork and then she only wanted to feed her papa! I love it.
Happy birthday baby Ellie! We love you so much!!