Aug 8, 2012

Skirt day and almost 1 year old!

Cailyn turns 1 in 9 days...9 days!! WOW! The year has been absolutely full of joy and wonderment.  We have loved every minute of year one  and look forward to each year to come, each day as a matter of fact.  Cailyn has two play obsessions - 1. Books and 2. anything Sesame Street.
Standing up is also her biggest physical obsession these days - she climbs up on to her little paisley chair but cannot get out of it without falling and bunking her head.  She walks supported from the coffee table to the couch but so far that it is for walking.  It is very exciting watching her development!   Cailyn is not a fan of wearing skirts and dresses.  When she has them on she spends alot of time trying to get them off.  Last week I put her in a mini skirt  (skirt day) which seemed to be ok for the bulk of the day as it did not inhibit her crawling.  Crawling to find the cat and yelling "BAT" happens every 10-15 minutes.  Cailyn races to the patio door yelling BAT looking for Kombat kitty.  She will stand leaning on the patio door for a very long time looking for the cat and when she finally does see the cat she gets very excited (the cat...not so much). 
We have requested Cailyn's long term health care card now that she is a Citizen - this was a very simple process.  We now have a temporary card with the real one expected in the mail in 4-6 weeks.  Fortunately, Cailyn is very healthy and we have not needed health care other than her 2,4,6, 9 and soon 12 month check ups.  We are very fortunate to have socialized health care and god forbid we would need it, it will not cost us a cent. 
This weekend is Cailyn's birthday party.  We have a load of friends and family coming over and although Cailyn will not enjoy it at all, we want to celebrate this very important birthday that we never imagined possible. 

It would seem Australia needs a future Olympian, so Cailyn is starting to get mentally ready by wearing the patriotic shorts given to her by Nik and Lisa!
I had forgotten about these shorts until Cailyn took it upon herself to empty a bottom dresser drawer where they were stored.

If she can reach it, she will stand!

A skirt day video: 


  1. She is so cute. I love the outfits. Have a very happy one year party. She is such a beautiful in a wonderful family. My sons loved Bert and Ernie. I still have a set of the original puppets.

  2. Happy birthday to come, Cailyn! She is indeed adorable!

  3. Soo cute!!Cant believe that she can stand already!!Its amazing to see all that she has learned in such a short time!!Love the goodbye wave..adorable!!Cant wait to help celebrate her milestones!!

  4. I love the first photo at the gate. "Um, hellooo? Can I get an assist??"

  5. I'm getting caught up on my blogs and boy is Cailyn CUTE! It's amazing to see how many IPs have become parents. I miss the early days of a very active and supportive forum. I can't believe that it took 4 years for our surrogacy journey and it ended with twins. Thanks for having always been my secret support! You're the best Kerrie. :-)


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