Therese Marie Dawson is 1 year old!
Cast and all, we celebrated at our house. At her 1 year check up, she is 75th in height and 50th in weight. Our lively, hysterical, curious, snuggle-bug ate her cupcake like she was at afternoon tea. No mess, no fuss, just polite snacking (not very Dawson-like).
She sleeps all night (I mention this because John Paul wasn't even close on his 1st birthday), naps well, eats anything... unless she doesn't want to, in which case, she looks you dead in the eye and throws it on the floor. Her favorite things to do are to read books (or just the first two pages), suck on my fingers/daddy's fingers/anyone's fingers, flirt with men, mess with John Paul (she's a professional), and put whatever is in her hands into her mouth. She can say the following words (ish): Mama, Daddy, John Paul, wuf wuf, meow, balloon, ball, flower, baby, read.
She is a treasured, sacred gift, and we have cherished her first year of life. Praise God!
Eating her cake like an English lady
Posing with her godparents - Pete and Julia Dawson
The birthday girl!!