Whoa! Did you say I’m one year old today! No way!
It has been a busy year for me. Being born was hard work, but here I am one year later – a big girl! My Grammie posted photos from my younger days on earlier posts, but she’s dropped the ball lately and hasn’t posted anymore pictures in a long time. I will try to bring you up to date.
Let’s start with April. I had my baptism at a really old church where someone named George Washington used to go. Mommy and Daddy had a party for me before we went to church. There were lots of family and friends there.
This is me with my Godparents and parents. Uncle Todd (Daddy’s brother), Daddy, Me, Mommy, Aunt Stephanie (Mommy’s sister)
The next day was Easter so my cousin Mallory and I got to visit the Easter Bunny.
Sometimes in spring it was really warm so I could go out without a jacket, like on this day when I went hiking with my daddy.
Other times I had to be bundled up.
In May, we moved clear across the country to Oregon because my Daddy is a Lieutenant in the Coast Guard and that was where they sent him. On our way from Virginia to Oregon we stopped in Ohio to visit our family.
We also stopped at some pretty interesting places along the way to Oregon.
Badlands National Park
Yellowstone National Park
A gondola ride over Spokane Falls
In June we came home to Ohio for my aunt’s wedding. This was the first time I rode on a plane.
Daddy had a cheese Coney when we got to Cincinnati. I tried to get his cheese, and as you can see I succeeded.
I got to stay at Grammie and Grampie’s a lot because Mommy and Daddy were in the wedding and had a lot to do. We had lots of fun! I was so happy to see Grammie, I just had to give her a big kiss.
Shopping with Daddy at The Home Depot is okay, but I’d rather shop for toys.
I got all dressed up in my red, white, and blue for the 4th of July.
Mommy and Daddy took me to a parade and a clown gave me a big red nose.
I have a dog named Riley. She is a good dog. I really love her, but she thinks I’m a pest. I just want to love on her and share toys with her. I even share my food with her. When Daddy’s ship comes in, my Riley dog and I have lots of fun with Daddy.
When Daddy puts my toys together, I get to help him! I’m a very good helper.
I love to go to the beach and play in the sand. Sometimes I even eat it…
Or fall face first in it…
Where we live now, I have a playroom. My mom cleans it up and puts all my toys away. Silly Mommy, doesn’t she know I’m going to take them all out again?
Daddy couldn’t be here for my birthday, but my cousin Brynn, Aunt Stephanie and my MawMaw and PawPaw came to help me celebrate.
Birthdays are fun, but are stressful too!
Brynn and I had fun together and even dressed alike.
I’m ready for cake! How about you?
Happy Birthday Josie! Grammie Loves YOU!