Two years ago today we met Cordelia for the first time, face to face (read here). The first amazing year passed quickly as we settled into life as a family...life in general for Cordelia. Click here to see a photo review of year one. Just like that we were celebrating her very first birthday (read here). Now another year has come and gone. The little baby that was placed into my arms a mere 730 days ago has grown into a spirited little lady.
Now she is a tiny little kid, learning the ropes of childhood. Last week I tried to put a hat on her and she said, "No Mama, [that] hat is for babies." I am not sure why she thought that, but obviously she no longer believes herself to be a baby. I am so happy to embrace this wonderful period of her life, full of new adventure and lots (LOTS) of talking as she narrates every episode of her life.
Still, how wonderful it is to look back on this amazing year with Cordelia. Watch as she turns from a baby into a toddler in just one year...
September 2010: Photo from Cordelia's first birthday.
October 2010: Halloween
November 2010: She is wearing a dress that my mother made for me when I was a baby.
December 2010: Christmas dress
January 2011: Learning to color---kind of
February 2011: Valentine
March 2011: The infamous blue coat makes a debut
April 2011: Morning at a hotel in Durango.
May 2011: Enjoying her new home...begins to wear buckets.
June 2011: Silly and sweet girl
July 2011: Sense of style begins to emerge.
August 2011: Visit to North Carolina to visit Uncle Ben and Sara.
September 2011: Pirate girl
So, here we are! Two years old. I still cannot believe what an amazing gift she is in our lives. I am filled with gratitude that I get to mother this amazing, brilliant, hilarious, sweet sweet girl. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORDELIA!!!