Sunday, July 14, 2013

12 Months!!!

12 Months!


Well, here we are! Maggie Joy is 12 months (and several days) old now. My happy go lucky, busy baby girl. It has been a fantastic year. (When it wasn't dragging along as slow as can be, it sure flew by! Hehe.)



12 Months!


Oh, my sweet baby sweetness, there is so much to say about you, and I don't know how to put it into words! True to your name, you are just such a joy. Everyone adores you.


12 Months!


So, we all thought Maggie would be walking by now, but she's still just on the verge. She has the skills. Occasionally she takes a couple steps between pieces of furniture. But it's almost as if she doesn't realize yet that she can do it. And she's so fast and nimble on her hands and knees, and such a good climber, she doesn't really need to walk.

12 Months!


Baby girl has a nice head of light reddish-brown hair and a full mouth of teeth (10!) now. She practically invented the "impish smile." And she has a few verified words too: "Mama," "Buh-bye," and my personal favorite, which you have to hear to believe, "WHOA!," always said perfectly in context, in delight at discovering something new and cool.

She loves: crawling, climbing, eating, mama's milk, being carried around, playing in the water, dogs, her brother. She doesn't love: diaper changes, sitting still, the playpen, getting dressed, being pulled from high places, being told "No." She spends her days trying to climb chairs, while her parents gain new gray hairs.

Climbing


Climbing

Climbing


It's not so much the chair climbing that drives us nuts as the way Maggie likes to teeter on the edge of the chair. Shudder. I'm not going to lie: the constant daredevil antics are exhausting for us parents!

But, what can you do? Maggie is an adventurer! She loves to try new foods, go new places, meet new people, and of course, climb every new thing. She's game for whatever.

12 Months!


Yes, those are another pair of oliver + s "Sailboat Pants" in mustard linen with cream piping and buttons. These are size 12-18 months, and they are a little big for her, but her 6-12 months pair are getting a bit small. Now that I have done these with piping, I may never do them again without, because they are just too good with it! I'm getting a little better at applying piping to corners, too.



Sailboat pants detail


I faced the button placket with a cute floral quilting cotton, which you can just make out at certain angles.


(All materials were from my stash. My one-month-long fabric diet ended yesterday. Time to go shopping! Wahoo! I'm going to try not to totally binge, but no promises.)

We did have a little family birthday celebration this past weekend. Maggie was initially skeptical of her cupcake. Possibly because of the fire on top? But once she tasted it ...

Birthday cupcake!


Chocolate! Where have you been all my life?

Happy birthday, baby girl! I think this next year is going to be pretty fun!

9 comments:

  1. oh inder!!! this whole post had me laughing to myself or smiling - which is why i love your blog so much! that third picture of Maggie could not be cuter! that smile in the first picture is pure bliss, right? and those pants!!!! i love them! the mustard color is perfect and the pocket facing is such a nice touch. oh and i love the catchlights in her eyes on that last photo.

    she and Miss Iris are kindred spirit. let's avoid getting those two together as teenagers. who knows what they'd do when two adventurous spirits conspire together? :)

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  2. I love that cake-faced photo at the bottom! Also the colour of the trousers. I think that's my favourite colour at the moment :)

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  3. She is so beautiful! I love her pants. I am going to see if maybe I can make a pair for my granddaughter! Happy Birthday Maggie and many more!

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  4. Oh happy birthday miss Maggie - looks like it was very, very happy judging by that glowing little face. Love her! (By the way have you got a new camera or lens? Photos have been extra gorgeous lately.)

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  5. Adorable...I love her smile! Happy Birthday to Maggie :)

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  6. Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet adventurous Maggie! This post has me all emotional, just perfect! And those pants are fab too!

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  7. A year! A whole year! Happy birthday, sweet Maggie!

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  8. Oh my goodness! She is amazing! Congrats Mama! And, the pants are (as usual!) fabulous!

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  9. Well, if you didn't binge on fabric, I did. Ugh. Going out of business quilt store. 75% off and I still spent a fortune.

    She's so cute. I can't believe our girls are one (or nearly so!).... And I fear that she has the same look in her eyes as Eleanor - the I'm getting into everything look! :)

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