Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I can't believe it my baby turned 1 today!!!
It is amazing how fast this year has gone. I can not believe my Oakleigh is 1 years old. She has learned so many things I'm going to recap her year...
As far as I can remember for Journal Purposes...
-Smiled From the Beginning always my smilee girl. Everyone always that she had gas but she still can't stop smiling I Hope she always keeps that personality.
-Laughed at 3 months old. Hard laugh I think I made a face or a funny noise or something..
-Slept on her tummy from a month old. Thank you Mammie...
-Slept in her crib from month 1.
- Never liked her veggies I still try but she won't eat them. Great just like her dad:)
-Ate cereal and baby food at four to six months.
- Sat up, said her first word Dah Dah, and rolled I think all in Jan of 09.
- First time in an airplane at 8 months old
-7 months says momma mostly when she is sad.
-stop taking mom milk all together at 8 months. Thank goodness. She would never take a bottle ever so it was kind of nice for the break but I'm glad I could do that for her for so long.
- Stood at 9 months along the couch.
Talks like crazy.
-9 months Dances to mario bros song
-10 months Dancing all the time.
-10 sings ariel song
-Claps her hands
-11 months stands on her own and then gets scared.
-11 months scared when she gets thrown up in the air.
-12 months stands on her own and dances.
-Walks all over the furniture
- Plays well by her self in her toys, my tampon box, the cupboards, tries to put by blow dryer in the outlet. no good got to start putting those plug safety things in.
-Hates her car seat. Likes to stand and watch daddy drive.
-SAYS NO so well... Oh no ma oh no
-Loves watching cartoons and movies that have music.
-Loves the song Boom Boom Pow
-Is super flexible
-Loves being with her mommy all the time no matter what I am doing.
-loves snuggling her daddy
-loves being praised and loved
-loves the bath tub and waving to all her animals as she gets out of the tub and wants to run all over the bed when I try and get her ready for bed.

For her birthday we went and got her all dressed up and got pictures taken of her we had to settle for the picture people here in texas. We love that we get spoiled at home. But they did a pretty good job!!! We spent a pretty penny but that's ok it's totally worth it. As soon as I can figure out how to post those pictures I will cause they are all blown up and printed so if any one knows how to do that it would be great. Oh she had breakfast too. while at the pictures she dug into her birthday cake and boy she didn't waste any time. She just went at it she demolished the cake... But I still tasted it and it was so good. Ha ha I love the FROSTING the BEST.
Then while they were finishing the pictures editing them and such we went over to the BUILD A BEAR and Oak was so cute she kept laughing at all the bears. Hugging wach one and kissing them on the nose. Then she decided on her bear tough decision between that and a bunny rabbit that was so soft. But because we were at Build a Bear she went with that. Then we kissed the heart and she stuffed the bear which was super loud and scared her she was crawling all over Ryan trying to get away from the noise then, we washed the bear. We tried to pick up clothes for it and Oak just kept pushing the clothes away. So Simple and easily pleased I'm so thankful for that about her then we left and picked up the pictures. We had the hardest time deciding and then left. Oak was out cold. Mouth open and everything. So stinkin cute. We now are at work for the Duration of the day. We will play and then tonight she get a lunchable which she picked out all oner her own and was just so excited about it. We'll see if she actually eats it though. We love you Oakleigh and we are so blessed and thankful to have you in our home. We are excited for this next year how fun it will be to see how you grow this year and the new things you will learn.

Her is some pictures of OAK... Old and NEW


Rachel and Jake Squire said...

I can't believe its been a whole year already! It feels like it was yesterday when you had her. i goes way to fast.. She is so stinking cute! I can't wait to see her and how big she has gotten.

Hilary F. said...

All I have to say is she is ALL "Ward." She looks more like your twin than Mikki does!

Lorraine and Kelly said...

She's pretty cute! And so are you! Can't believe how fast a year goes huh? Miss your face.

photography by Mikki said...

Happy Birthday Oakie! Miss you guys! Loved this post Mandi- so sweet and fun to hear and relive the fun memories I've had with Oak this past year! She's one amazing gal! I personally miss her Darth Vador growl:)

Shanan & baby #2 said...

oh my gosh!! i cant beleive shes 1 already! they grow up way way to fast! are ya liking texas?

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I LOVE MY OAKIES!!! I misses her SOOOOO much! I can't wait to see her 1 year old pictures... they are always worth it, you can't get back that time! :)

The Build a Bear made me laugh though... so toot!

Happy Birthday's Oaks!

Tim and Rachel Seely said...

I think she is so darling! I remember pictures of you girls when you were little and she looks just like you! Enjoy her...time will keep flying by!