if you ask evelyn how old she is, she will hold up her tiny little pointer finger and wave it in the air as proud as can be.  although i am also so proud of her, it is hard to believe 2015 came so fast.  we celebrated as a family of three a few days ago by taking evelyn to see some big fishies at the moa.  her special day was saved in order to have a big celebration with all her favorite people.  it was a successful day filled with balloons, cake, and lots of people to hold her. cody and i bought her a teepee for her birthday and surprised her with it while she was sleeping.  she was so excited to play with it when she woke up and has been playing peek-a-boo in it every since.  she has also slowly been exploring all of her many, many new toys she received from grandparents, aunts, and uncles and loves them all. 

my little one-year-old; she is such a joy to be around. whenever she hears someone laugh, she is quick to join in like she is in on the joke.  of course it makes everyone laugh even harder which is just fine with her.  she is starting to talk in “sentences” lately and has a whole lot of words in her vocabulary.  she still loves giving kisses, tickling tummies, and finding her toesies.  she learns something new each day and is becoming more and more fun to interact with.  somehow i have a feeling 2015 will be just as exciting.

and now, a little recap of the year 2014.  if you have any emotional attachment to my daughter or are just an emotional person, grab your tissues and enjoy.

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