We had Randi's first birthday party on Saturday at our house. We had originally planned on having a huge party but due to everyone's schedule we had to settle on a small get-together which turned out perfectly. Just the grandparents and a few of randi's cousins and a couple of aunts and uncles were in attendance but we had a great time. Randi did so well. She loved unwrapping the presents and especially loved her cake. Her actual birthday isn't until the 18th but I can't wrap my head around the fact that she will be a year old very very soon. It went by so fast! She's talking a lot more, well baby talk, but she does say baby, mom, dad and dog. And we do animal sounds and we'll ask her what the lion says and she roars. It's absolutely hilarious. She has such the little personality, she's so much fun to be around. She'll stand on her own now but has yet to take her first steps but I'm sure those will be coming soon. She still sleeps like a newborn, getting up several times a night but I've gotten used to the lack of sleep so it's ok. She's precious and happy and lights up my life.