Ok so Arden is officially a big girl! She is one year old! I cant believe how time has flown so quickly. Gone are the days of my little "worm" Now she has her own personality and is doing so many things. She is quite a firecracker! She definitely lets you know when she isnt happy! LOL I have been trying to put words to her thoughts for her. She has always been pretty verbal so I could tell that she would be able to say words for the things she wants. She is pretty advanced in this regard, Most 12 month olds have a vocabulary of one to five words that they say regularly with meaning attached. Arden says MANY more words than that and knows what they mean. She can ask for crackers, her baby, to get up, for water, milk, she says night-night when she is tired, she identifies objects like sock, ball, diaper etc. I actually wrote down all of the words she says and they number 32! So arden is a verbal "genius" for her age LOL. All of her words arent clear of course, but if you spend any time with her you can definitely tell what she is saying. She just started saying her name when you ask her what it is (it is still hit or miss though right now) she also is starting to say that she is one when you ask how old she is and she is putting up the one finger. I cant believe that she is a big girl talking and walking (well sort of). On the walking front, she can do it but she chooses not to! Its ok, Im not rushing her. She takes steps and then either stops and sits down or she will get so excited and try to run and then fall LOL.
Here are some pics from her bday and a few of her in the following days. The theme of her party was "1st Birthday Diva"!