Alethea took her first steps at 11 months of age, now she is fully walking. She also says three words: "Mama", "Poppa", and "Hi". I think "Hi" is her favorite word. She says it constantly, to every one she meets. If you walk out of the room and re-enter, she says "Hi!" again. She even said "Hi" to the fireworks...haha! She is just so stinking adorable!
Alethea and I wore traditional patriotic colors with a star theme. A neighbor of my daughter's was so sweet to buy this dress for her. Isn't that just amazing? How many neighbors do you know would just see a cute dress like this, buy it, and give it to someone? How sweet and thoughtful.
My star t-shirt and red linen shorts are both from JCPenney.
This Radio Flyer wagon was one of Alethea's birthday gifts from my husband and I. I could not believe how much she loved this wagon. She played with it constantly the entire time we stayed at their house. It's a combination walker/wagon that is the perfect size and weight for her tiny frame. She loves pulling it all over the house and putting items in it. Anytime we were missing something we knew where to find it: inside Alethea's wagon. haha!
My daughter and I also discovered the trick to photographing Alethea. She is so active, that in the past many of the photographs of her turned out blurry: especially her hands or feet. But we found that if we set the camera setting to "Sport" and just allow Alethea to do her thing while we click away, we not only get a lot of natural photographs, but they come out crystal clear as well.
I bought a patriotic pinwheel for Alethea only to discover her neighbor gave her one already. That neighbor, she's always one step ahead of me! But it ended up working out well because then Alethea and I both had pinwheels to hold for photo props.
Don't you just love her strawberry blonde curly hair? I'm always torn between calling her "my little cherub" or "my little Shirley Temple". And those cheeks! Oh, I just can't stop kissing them when I'm with her! I love her so much.
And finally, I have to share this photo that I took of her when she was sitting in her stroller. Just look at those gorgeous blue eyes! Every where we took her people commented on her beautiful blue eyes and what a beautiful baby she was. Do I sound like a gushing grandmother yet? I make no apologies! haha! I just love her to pieces! I did warn you that this post would be cuteness overload!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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