Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby!!!

Charlotte turned ONE on Friday, Oct. 19th.
On Saturday, we celebrated with family and friends in PA.
Aunt Pam kept sneaking her cheese curls.

We sang "Happy Birthday" and Charlotte got her first chocolate cupcake.

She knew exactly what to do with that!

Daddy gave her a bath afterwards and they both put on clean clothes.

Yeah, she got pretty messy.

(If you click on this picture, you can see Charlotte's first tooth which finally came in last week! She has 2 of them now and is working on the third.)

Here are a few other birthday girl stats:

Charlotte now weighs 20 lbs (35th %) and is 30 inches long (79th %). She's a long, skinny Peanut! (I'm tempted to be a little concerned about her weight, but she eats like a horse and the doctor told me she looks fabulous, so I guess it's all good.)

Charlotte has short blond hair and big brown eyes.

She loves to sing songs, go for walks, and read books.

She loves puppies SOOOOO much! (She's going to be one for Halloween.)

She mostly says, "Mommmm," "Dad," "here ya go," "oh," and nods yes and shakes her head no. She also babbles a LOT and tells stories to her favorite polar bear- Snowfort- when she is in her crib.

Pakistani Kima is one of her favorite dinners. So here is the recipe...

In 3 tbsp. olive oil saute: 1 c. chopped onion and 1 clove garlic (minced).
Add: 1 lb. ground beef or turkey and brown.
Add: 1 tbsp. curry powder, 1-1/2 tsp. salt, a dash each of cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and tumeric, 2 c. cooked tomatoes, 2 potatoes (diced) and 2 c. frozen peas or green beans.
Cover and simmer 25 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Serve with rice.


Kel said...

Happy Birthday to Charlotte! Looks like a fun celebration. I will have to test out the recipe on our little one.

Johnson Family said...

First birthdays are so fun! Happy Birthday to Charlotte! What a darling girl!

The Spiveys said...

Happy Birthday Charlotte! And yay for teeth :) She looks so cute with that cupcake. What is it about babies and their innate ability to smear cake all over themselves and those around them?

Mike, Brandy, Layla, Spencer & McKay said...

Happy First Birthday!! She looks like the cupcake was the highlight of the party. What a cutie!!

The Jensen's said...

Big day for Charlotte! You are cuter then ever.