September 23, 2012 chartreusian

Elle a un an.

Hard to believe it, but our lttle Alma is already one year old.


We took Alma in for her one-year appointment and she continues to grow well, is doing the things that she’s supposed to, and is generally just a very happy healthy baby.

The strange thing about her is that after watching our other three kids have their cranial circumferences graphed on the growth chart (or just off the chart in some cases) it almost feels strange to have a baby with a head proportional to her body.  I guess the Watts genes are starting to fade.

On Sunday afternoon of her birthday we had a few families over and a good time was had by all. When three of the  families have four kids each, stuff really gets amped up pretty quickly.

The Three kids tables

 

 

Let’s face it – she will never remember this – and honestly even while it was going on she probably had little to no idea that the party was for her.  However,  gathering friends together is a great way to celebrate the good things in life, and there are few blessings more worthy of celebrating than a child.

 

 

 

 

three stages of opening a gift

 

homemade birthday sweater from ‘auntie’ Alma in California

 

Alma is such an incredibly happy little girl.  She still brings so much joy to our house, and still the biggest problem she causes is that the older kids argue about getting her out of her bed when she wakes up, or who gets to hold her.

We have four healthy children. We have a beautiful house to live in. The kids get to go to school, we always have more than enough food to give our kids, we can take them to doctors when they are sick, we can afford medicine, and we have water that comes out of the tap that does not make them sick.  As our youngest reaches one year of life, we are reminded that in many parts of this world, even today, many parents simply do not have the joy of watching their own children ever reach that milestone.

We are so richly blessed.

 

 

Comments (2)

  1. claire

    wow! 1 already. What a precious little girl and what a great family she is part of!

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