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At 12 months, Kate:
*Can stack 2 blocks and 3 stacking toys
*Got her second tooth. She now has 1 bottom tooth and 1 top tooth. Funny in a very cute way :).
*Brushes hair and puts phones up to her ear and talks.
*Pats my back when she hugs me. I love it.
*Loves dogs and gets so excited when she sees one. She starts barking and yelling "dog dog". Was yelling dog at my sisters dog through her sliding door one day in Utah.
*Said "bam-pa" to my dad. I think he sort of loved it.
*Started dancing. Cutest. Thing. Ever.
*Can't walk on her own but she can walk while holding only one of our hands and having hands up on the wall. She loves to walk with walker toys and she just got one for her birthday from my parents! She has been playing with it all night.
*Points at things with her pointer finger.
*Only ever wants to read her "touch and feel baby animals" book because it has a dog page. That is the page she always goes to and then she kisses the dog.
*Likes to put things in and out of containers and crawls (or tries to) on everything.
*She used to like to eat anything and everything but she is getting pretty picky about food now. For some reason she stopped liking watermelon (?) but will eat broccoli sometimes.
*Sleeps through the night. Goes to bed about 8:30 and gets up anywhere between 6:30-8am. Only takes 1 nap a day (about 2 hours long) even though she really needs one more. I try everyday though and she refuses to take a second nap.
*Still holds my hand when I'm getting her to sleep. Ahhh I love it so much!
*Can say "momma," "dada," "up," "no," "bampa" (once), "dog," and tries to say "duck," "hi," or anything else we say.
*My main nicknames for her these days include Kate-Kate and monkey.
You are 1 years old! I have mixed feelings about this. I am so excited because you are so fun and adventurous, you just want to explore everything around you, but it is really hard to think that you are now considered a toddler. You are a silly little girl and you love to do anything that will make people laugh but you do have a shy side when you get around people you don't know. You are very chatty, which is so cute, and you have a very happy personality. You just want to play all the time. You get your shoes and bring them to us so we will go outside, you love to be outside and would spend all hours of the day out there wondering around. You have cute little games you play with us-you like us to chase you while crawling around the house, you like us to look through the stair railing and play with you, you like me to chase you when I'm trying to change your diaper (that ones not so fun haha), and you like to go outside and look at all the trees. I cannot put my feelings for you into words. You are amazing and beautiful in every way. You have made me a better person and I learn from you every single day. Some days I think I learn more from you than you are learning from me. You make me so happy and your smile lights up my day. I am so grateful to have you.
We love you baby girl!