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Guess Who\’s 1!

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Miss Cecilia Jane turned one on June 5th.  We were not able to be there for her actual birthday, but we were able to celebrate with her a couple of weeks later.  We missed Dad (too soon after surgery to travel), Brad (coaching at MSU Basketball camp), and Andy (at OCS).  Jake was quite the out-numbered one!?
As Told from CeCe’s point of view…
We hung out and had fun at home.  We ate a lot, and played a lot, and watched “Yo Gabba Gabba.”  My Aunts had me dancing up a storm.  They are crazy.  I have to admit that I threw a couple of tantrums.  I just learned how to do this.  I arch my back real far so no one can hold me, then I sit on the floor and put my head on the ground.  After a minute or two, I calm myself down and hold my arms up for someone to hold me.  I’m not sure why people laugh when I do this. 

Grandma and Grandpa got me a lot of clothes and a bike!  Aunt Allie got me blocks and an outfit.  Aunt Katie and Uncle Brad got me a dress and a puzzle.  We played our hearts out.

When we watched the “Yo Gabba Gabba” sleep episode, I fell asleep during the nap time song on Aunt Allie.  I’m not sure why this was so amazing to everyone.  They were singing about going to sleep after all.
The girls and I decided to take a trip to the zoo.  I ate one of my favorite power foods before we left…Yogurt!  Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm!?

I loved watching the monkeys
That water felt oh so good
The ducks mesmerize me

Some guy came up to us and said, “Ladies, please move to the side.  We are going to bring the camels through and get them out of the rain.”  Have you ever heard anything so silly?

Aunt Katie was so excited they had zebras

The hippos didn’t do much
He just wanted to hang out with us

We were happy sunflowers
I loved watching the giraffes with Grandma
A zebra and a zebra. Get it?
I was getting tired so we took a break.
Getting sleeepppyyyy

Before I nodded off, Aunt Katie wanted me to look all Hollywood.

So, naturally I worked it.

Finally.  I was dreaming of lions, and tigers, and bears, and DUCKS!
 After my nap, everyone chatted on the patio while I played in my water table.  My Grandma did not like that my Aunts gave me a mohawk but I kinda dug it.  ?
The next day we went to lunch at Champp’s.  I was such a big girl and ate a cheese quesadilla and fruit.  Guess who came to lunch?!   Aunt Allie’s boyfriend, Gabe.  Then he had to leave to go do more Army stuff. I love that guy.?

After lunch we went to the splash pad.  I wasn’t sure about it at first, but then I decided I loved it; even when the big kids would dump water on my head.  We also played on the playground for a while.  For the record, my cup from Champp’s made a great water toy. 

Afterwards, we got a nice, cold treat from John’s.  Water Ice is a big deal here in Philly.  I loved to take bites from everyone’s cup.

Aunt Katie, Aunt Allie, and I were asleep right after we got home.  My Dad caught my Aunts sleeping in this crazy position so he snuck a picture.

For the rest of the time that my Aunts and Grandma were here, I made sure I soaked up all of the lovin’ I could.  Grandma and I always had our special alone time in the morning.  Since it was Father’s Day, I also gave my Daddy the Phillie’s shirt he wanted.  ?

My Mom, Dad, and I walked my Aunts and Grandma to the car when it was time for them to go home.  It was hard to say goodbye again, but I will see them soon in Grand Haven for a whole week!  The countdown begins! 

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