Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.


We actually celebrated early because Daddy was going to be gone for awhile doing secret guy training.

But it was neat because Aunt Emily and Uncle Karl were there:

Aunt Betsey and Uncle Richard and cousins Nora and Calvin were there too:

Uschi misses them all a lot. She keeps telling me.

She has had lots of fun with Grandpa and Grandma though.

Claudia actually taught Uschi how to roll her arms today. So cute.

Some interesting things you may or may not know about little miss Sushi Pants.

*She has 11 teeth in her mouth, including three molars. She can eat almost anything we eat up to raw apples. Sometimes she gets greedy though and stuffs too much in her mouth.

*She LOVES people. Whenever we're out she will always chat and wave and smile at people. She is so social.

*She thinks she is hilarious. She always makes faces at me to get me to laugh and then she will laugh because she knows she's being funny.

*She can make the sign language for eat, milk, bed (as in to go to sleep), and phone. Some first words were "da da" "go go" (for the Go Dog Go! Book), and her most favorite is "this." You know how you teach kids words... "this is a toy, this is a doll." So whatever she is holding in her hands is a "this."

*Anything can be used as a phone. I especially like it when she uses pretzels for phones.

Anyway, Hooray for Uschi. We're really lucky to have her. I can't believe she's a 1 year old officially. I can't wait to see what happens next.


redstarmama said...

Happy happy birthday, Adorable Uschi! I wish we lived close enough to celebrate with you!

I miss you guys and I would like to formally request a photo of Edward with hair. I think there is a small peek of his hair in one of these Uschi photos, and I would like to see the whole thing. Thank you.

Leigh Harris said...

Awwww Happy Happy Birthday to Uschi! It really is nuts that she's 1 already...and that she's going to be a big sister in no time. I miss you guys so much. x

Meridth Gimbel said...

Jenn, hehe. Yes ma'am. I've got to see if we have one of those laying around. And we miss you too. LOTS.

Leigh, thanks thanks. It's weird how kids and babies get older. Your family is sooo big. I'm astounded at how old your kids are.

Andersons said...

I can't believe she's 1 already!! Happy Birthday mini-Meridth! And I love the faces she makes - I bet you two just crack each other up all day long. :-)

Adriane the Great said...

Hooray for Uschi Suchi pants! I love all the pictures and videos and curly hair that she creates! I loves her mucho much! Can't wait to see you guys again!

Aunty Adri

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday! What a sweet girl!

emilychristine said...

AW I definitely thought of her a bunch yesterday, and even told everyone at work it was her birthday. Hope the good wishes and love were felt up there in Decatur. You two and E&C need to get down to Bloomington for a visit sometime. I happen to not work a single Sunday all of September. Its as if my boss wanted you guys to drive down for a day or something.

JesseandJessieZawalski said...

She is too adorable! Happy Birthday Uschi!

Joel and Dacia said...

I can't believe she's already a year! What a cutie, we sure miss you guys! OK, I sure miss you girls. Joel gets to see Edward all the time.

Sharae Peterson said...

Those cheeks need a good squeeze! Uschi is adorable I just love her little grin!!

Chantelle said...

AWW! I can't believe she's 1 already! Happy birthday, Uschi! She is darling and I love you gals (even though I've never officially met her)! I loved the videos. I'm sorry to hear Edward's going away; how long will his training be? That's not so fun. I hope it'll be fast, though! Miss you!