Her face here pretty much says it all:
So of course I had to do a little photo trip down memory lane--the past twelve months of Coco.
|On her birthday, last year: August 7, 2015|
|September 2015- She was barely walking!|
|October 2015 - Sturdy and happy at a family wedding|
|November 2015 (I loved those sweet moccasins!)|
|December 2015 - That sweet little pink nose!|
|January 2016 (this is her "I know I'm in trouble" grin because she got caught playing with the laptop)|
|February 2016 - big blue eyes look green in that hoodie|
|March 2016 - cracking us up in Grammy and Bops's backyard|
|April 2016 - wearing my vintage baby dress|
|May 2016 - last day of toddler room, loving on her baby|
|June 2016 - on vacation in Tahoe|
|July 2016 - at Moonshine Beach|
This past year with Coco has been ridiculously fun. I've loved watching her relationship with Zuzu develop. It's so sweet to see how much those sisters love each other. Coco's vocabulary is exploding and two recent additions are "mermaid" and "plip-plop" (which she always wants to wear, even though she often can't get her toes in quite the right spots). Her new, most frequently asked question is "What you doing?" And when she's offering an affirmative answer, it's almost always an emphatic "Uh-huh!"
She has strong opinions and is not afraid to throw a serious screaming fit in an effort to get her point across. She's at the stage where I sometimes dread going to stores (I've said, "You're being that kid in Target" to her the last two times we've gone).
She is still a mama's girl and I love her tight squeezes on my neck when I lift her out of her crib in the morning. She has such a great little sense of humor. Being home with her all summer has truly been a gift, but I'm also looking forward to seeing all the ways she grows and learns when she starts school in a week and a half, sporting her new "back-back" and looking like a big kid, no doubt.
In some ways it feels like she's growing up fast because she tries so hard to keep up with Zuzu. But she's little and her hair is still thin on top and she will always be my sweet baby.
Happy birthday, Coco-Puff! We love you so, so much.
|Our birthday girl and her made-with-extra-love birthday cake|
|Same girl, less hair, one candle|
|brand-spanking new Coco-Puff!|