Friday, December 10, 2010

Phoebe is ONE! yes, that happened (a while ago)

Happy 14 months, Phoebe!!

Back in October, some of you may remember that one Phoebe (pie) Mirabelle Meade turned the big 0-1.  Here are some pictures of her on and around that fine day.

wait, that's not on her bday.  that's on x's bday party day.  and i haven't posted about that yet.  but blogger takes so long to upload my pics that if they're gonna put this one in, i'm gonna roll with it.  we love you, little husker girl.

this pic has nothing to do with phoebe or her bday.  blogger.  :)  instead, it's xander playing around with his glow sticks (thanks hares!)

HERE is the birthday girl! in all her glory!

love that attitude.  most of the time.

now this is just so true.  you and xand, well, you have some stuff to work out.

it's your special day, love, and xand and libb love to celebrate you.

you even give yourself a round of applause.

a couple of days later, you're cute scooting around so i took a pic of you.  :)

gma shelley gave you this baby.  you L.O.V.E. babies.  you kiss them, even.

oh, you just wanna bury your face in her.

gma shelley and aunt brett (and everyone) were here for you.  you wanted to soothe benny.

soon it was time for strawberry lemonade cupcakes!  your new favorite!

oh MY!  that's divine!



satisfied.  and cute as ever.

we adore you.

here's grammy holding you at the zoo.  i'll have to post more pics from the zoo.  :)

phoebe mirabelle meade, you're so very precious indeed.  we have had more fun with you over the past year. you have such a personality!  ;)  though there were days you screamed at me, in a very loud and harsh tone, because i wasn't feeding you fast enough, you are still incredibly sweet.  you've learned better methods of communication, gesturing and babbling, pointing and even grunting.  but most often, you smile, you giggle, you pant with excitement as you chase libby and xander, or as they come after you.  you adooooore libby, and i delight to see your very special relationship developing even now.  she "gets you" and you know it.  she thinks you so precious, and you love her for it.  you give her your best self, and she loves it.  you're a perfect match.

your relationship with xander is, well, mixed.  he cannot help himself he loves you so much.  remember, it was he who named you, "phoebe pie."  he's got nothing but love.  he truly cannot get enough of you phoebe, even when he has clearly taken too much.  he thinks of you when he first wakes up in the morning, and he seeks you out all the day long.  the two of you will be such good friends as you learn patience, and he improves in gentleness.  :)

you are daddy's girl, miss p.  when he walks through the door you know it, even when you cannot see him, and you greet him with your hearty "DAAAD!"    you scurry over to him and love him to scoop you up.  you quickly learned of the goodness that is in his arms.

and me?  phoebs, i am daily amazed by you.  you are such a smart, fun, cuddly, and so sweet girl.  you pick up on things that amaze me, you learn so quickly, even when i'm not looking.  i love seeing you do the same things your sister and brother did at your age (emptying my tupperware drawer, for example) and then still knowing you as completely different from them (after all, neither of them dared scream at me. :)  i am loving every day i have to spend with you, you have spiced up our family; you have delighted us day in and day out.  and you're just so kissable.  the Lord was exceedingly kind when he entrusted us with you.  we are blessed.

1 comment:

Jaime said...

yippee for Phoebe!!! so glad you finally posted!!! give that sweet pea a hug for us. hope to meet her some day.