i seriously have no idea where the time went. it's like, poof! she was born and was just this tiny wrinkly milk-hungry being, and then poof! she's suddenly this small but significantly larger one-year-old human with a personality and likes and dislikes and a sense of humor.
i'm pretty much in love with this little baby, if that wasn't obvious already.
being a fourth of july baby, ingrid had lots to do to celebrate her birth. we took the ferry over to bainbridge island for the grand ol' fourth of july parade, one of my most favorite events of the year. i was seriously sad to miss it last year because i was, well... busy having a baby.
ingrid seemed to really be into watching the parade. here she is with her oma.
i was tickled by this little baby flower on one of the floats.
i think the best part of the parade is always the intensely vigorous revolutionary volunteer dixieland band. they always make me smile.
after the parade we adjourned to my parent's house for a nap and then a party. (priorities, right?) i made a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. the candle was a sparkler in the shape of the number 1, which i failed to get a photo of in action because it burned down too quickly. but it was seriously awesome, trust me.
ingrid wasn't that into the cake. silly baby. good thing there were lots of berries on it for her to enjoy, though.
and then there were a few presents, which she clearly did not understand. but it was fun for the rest of us.
all followed by a walk down to the beach, which no trip to bainbridge is complete without. this baby looks tired, right? turning one is exhausting, people.
and thanks for humoring me and being sweet about all the ingrid posting i do. i know i stopped putting her weekly photos up on the blog, but if you want to check out the complete set from the past year, you can do so on flickr. i am so happy i stuck with it and kept taking these weekly photos, even when it got insanely difficult when she finally became mobile. i think the photo quality went down significantly these past couple of months, since she always seemed to be rolling out of frame or pulling the fabric up or crawling away or screaming because she couldn't grab the toy i was dangling over her to make her look up. i'm pretty sure i won't continue with weekly or monthly photos like this, and i'm okay with that. there are plenty of other pictures i can take of her (hello instagram!) to document her growing up. but this was definitely fun while it lasted.
oh, and if anyone has any ideas for what i can do with 52 yards of fabric, let me know.