One year ago today our family was blessed with a brand new arrival. Clara Catherine was born right around 8:30 in the morning. She was our 20th grandchild and our 8th granddaughter.
She was beautiful from the beginning and a perfect little sleeper - even while posing in a fancy new hat.
During this first month she became acquainted with a lot of people including her Aunts Lori and Teresa who came from hundreds of miles away to help out for a few days.
and got ready for Halloween when she dressed up as a one-month-old baby.
getting introduced to her second cousin who was born just three weeks after her (they were both so excited),
During her 4th month she discovered interesting toys on the ends of her arms.
And she didn't just smile, she laughed!
Her 5th month found her hanging out with her closest brother although a little nervously.
On her 6 month birthday I took this picture of her sitting at the table to eat solids - a brand new experience for her.
Her 7th month was spent growing beautiful eyelashes and checking out toys that had fascinated her older siblings when they were her age.
It was during her 8th month of life that she got all dressed up for her baptism.
During her 9th month she had completely mastered cute poses.
And once during the end of the month, she even got to hang out with her second cousin on the swing set.
During her 10th month she started to ENJOY hanging out with her brother.
And today this beautiful, sweet natured, smart, loving little girl turned one year old.