Friday, April 24, 2009

Alexandra is ONE!!!

Our little Alexandra has turned one year old!

In the past month she finally got her 8th tooth and the smiles are endless (except when facing new babysitters!). She is pulling herself up on everything, and has started climbing anything she can get her leg on... The kids tables & coffee table in the living room are favorite pieces of furniture right now.
We had a great trip to Paris, and she did amazingly well with the long drive. It was so much fun to see all of our friends, and for both girls to have so many kids to play with - the Cathedral is looking very young!

Alexandra's personality is also appearing all over the place. Although we have been signing to her for the past few months, she is absolutely refusing to sign back to us. Just keeps pointing to what she wants & makes a sound that sounds like "More". Now she won't even make eye contact when we sign.

She definately knows that words have meaning, and now easily says Dada & Mama (I won't say which came first). I keep waiting for her version of Sophia, but right now screaming with delight when she sees Sophia is about as close as we get.

Chocolate cake was a huge hit for her birthday party (just like daddy), and HUGE thanks to Nana & Papa for bringing the cake mix with them.

And for the first time Alexandra is becoming possessive of her toys. After opening her gifts there was an attempt by Sophia to play with them, and Alexandra knew right away that they were hers & hers alone. Very interesting...
She even has her own laptop now! Definately part of the family...

And then she sleeps.

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