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Mariella Turns 1

6/21/2012 08:57:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »
Oh boy, time does fly.

It didn't seem very long ago that Mariella was born but here she is, 1 year old!  This picture was taken at Auntie Kimmi's graduation party which took place on Mariella's birthday.  She is wearing an outfit given to her by Grandma Piano.  Mariella laughed and clapped her hands when she saw it so I think she likes it :)

Mariella is a talkative, smart, happy baby who brings much joy into our lives.  Her sisters absolutely adore her and she reciprocates, most of the time :)  She especially loves her big sister, Lara, who enjoys taking on the role of "responsible eldest" and makes sure that Mariella doesn't fall down the stairs or stick her hands in the toilet.

Here are a few fun facts about Mariella-

1.  She is a blabber-mouth.  My goodness, she is going to be a talker.

2.  She is my earliest walker so far, starting at 10 1/2 months and getting really good by 11 months.  Nooooo!!!!!

3.  Like I mentioned before,  Mariella loves Lara.  She will often wake up and call "Lala?" or walk down the hall yelling "Lala!  Lala!"

4.  Mariella has definitely been my clingiest baby.  I'm sure a lot of it is her personality and I also think it is because I left her side for only 30 minutes when she was admitted to Children's Hospital at a week old.  Babies are so impressionable!

5.  I think the cutest thing is seeing Mariella fold her arms and say prayers.  It makes me feel good that she has seen prayer permeate our lives so much that she has learned at an early age.

6.  5 words- red hair and blue eyes.

Happy Birthday, Mariella!