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Why Having a One Year Old is The Best

I am the lucky owner of a one year old. My life is filled with so much joy, lots of smiles and giggles because of this one. As you know Amelia turned one just over two months ago and we celebrated her special day with lots of family and friends coming over, a visit to the zoo and cake. So I thought I would share with you the reasons why having a one year old is the best!

Our daughter knows who we are...

Now I know that this may seem strange but I can see that Amelia knows who we are. When we leave a room she notices and her face lights up when we arrive home. This is a fantastic feeling just to know that she has missed us.

Our daughter can do so much more...

I no longer have to live by the mantra eat, sleep, poop, repeat routine. Amelia moves about so much more and those days of leaving her on her play mat to try rolling over and crawling are well and truly gone! My days are filled with Amelia running away from me to go hide under our coffee table, climbing stairs or shaking the safety gate because I wont let her in the kitchen because I am cooking. 

We have our own 'language'...

Obviously Amelia cannot speak but we can understand each other...sort of. We have lots of hand gestures, pointing and screams when she wants something and I love this. Amelia's first word was 'dada' and I was so annoyed is wasn't 'mama' as I did spend most of my time with her - she said 'mama' a few months later :)

She loves to laugh...

Amelia is probably the only person in the world that loves to see me dance and listen to my awful singing. I love the fact that my antics make her giggle we have so much fun being silly. I am sure that there will be a time when she will not find me as funny but for now singing wheels on the bus with her all day is the way forward. 

Now that she is a year old we don't have to sterilise...

As soon as our little lady turned one we put her steriliser away. Okay I confess I did pull a major sad face when I used it for the last time, my baby is growing up way too fast. The steriliser is cleaned and put away FOREVER...oh I am such a drama queen...its away until my husband says we can start baby number 2! But to be honest with you all once she started crawling and put anything and everything in her mouth or licking the floor it seemed pretty pointless sterilising.

Toys are so much more fun...

Before Amelia turned one she would have a lot of soft play but now she has lots of new fun toys to play and we can join in. Yes as WE have to test them out too. But sometimes we are left playing together in the middle of our living room while Amelia has gone off to play with the coasters. But this is okay because we have a child and have an excuse. This is not the case when we are out and about and Tony sets off all the noisy toys in the shop and does a runner!!! We get some funny looks!

She loves to mimic...

We love that she has so much fun when she copies our behaviour especially sticking her tongue out, waving and blowing kisses. Amelia is getting on so well with nursery rhymes and their actions her favourite is 'wind the bobbin up' - she loves to point. However when we try to show family and friends the little monkey doesn't want to perform. Why do children do that? Build up to their trick and think 'no more today'! I want to show people how amazing my daughter is...

My one year old is just the best and she makes me smile from ear to ear everyday. I honestly couldn't imagine my life with my little ray of sunshine.
10 comments on "Why Having a One Year Old is The Best"
  1. Thank you so much for this comment. I agree it is such an magical time and I will cherish all these moments with her.x

  2. First steps. first words all the firsts come at about 1 year which makes it a special time. They become more independent and their little personality shines through, its amazing to watch. My son is 22 months and now he understands things and is a proper little lad, we have the fun bi of been their mummies and watching them grow! :)

    1. I absolutely love their little characters. My little one makes me laugh at the things she gets up to I think she is more like me that I realise. Thanks for your comment.

  3. I loved reading this post, it bought a huge smile to my face.
    Aria is almost 6 months old and I am loving every minute of it so far, reading what I have to come to me is so nice :)
    The only downside is with one year means return to work :(


    1. Aria is such a beautiful name... There are so many great things for you to come, I am excited for you. Being a parent is the best job in the world...:) Thank you for your comment x

  4. Hi Kelly-Anne, Thanks for this post. My son is coming up to one and I have noticed so many changes just in the last week. It is really exciting and great to see him develop. He is a lot of fun these days and often, when I get home from work, I just don't want to put him to bed. I want to sit and play with him. Sometimes I do, but then, quite quickly, we cross a threshold and he gets overtired and starts to get grumpy and difficult. Sleep is still important. He is supercool though and I love spending time with him. I wish I could spend more time with him...

    1. It's so hard for parents when they work and have to be away from them. As soon as my husband is home he is straight on the floor playing and being silly with Amelia. He feels as if he doesn't spend lots of time with her. But our little one will soon understand the hard work parents put in for them, because we do. Thank you for your comment x

  5. I loved this link up so thank you. I know aren't we just...I love having a one year old. Most say I will not like the terrible twos or the threenager stages...but if it's anything like it is now I'm sure I will love them. Thanks for your comment x

  6. One year olds are great, aren't they? I've got one too. It's such a fun age, they're growing and learning all the time, and they think you're the most amazing person in the whole world, what's not to love?!

    1. Oh I couldn't agree with you more Helen. They are the best. Thank you for your lovely comment x


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