365 days ago, Olivia was this girl:
And now she crawls all over the place, talks to us in words and signs, eats her own meals with her own hands, splashes in any water she can find, loves kitties and puppies, dances to every beat, and makes us fall in love with her anew with every toothy grin. How could anyone believe that? How is it possible that it's true?
While I ponder the unponderable, enjoy these highlights from Livy's first first birthday party at Grandma and Grandpa Snyder's last weekend. A fine time was had by all, except the cat, who hid under the bed.
Livy enjoys ripping Aunt Amy's glasses off of her face and wearing them herself.
Aunt Katie and cousin Emily grab a snuggle.
Most of the assembled clan picnicking under the trees.
Olivia's first birthday cake - carrot and raisin sweetened with apple juice concentrate - baked with love by Aunt Katie.
Ever ladylike, she gently explored the top of the cake...
... until it talked back, at which point she mauled it.
A quick dip in the pool to clean off the big schmutz.
Then presents were presented, opened, and ignored in favor of their wrappings.
Then another dip with Emily, who loves Livy enough to withstand even the largest likelihood of sitting in baby pee.
Happy birthday, Livy!
We love you!