penny: the birthday girl.

Well it’s hard to believe, but it’s already been a year since Penelope Joy was born! She arrived at 1:09 in the afternoon on June 16, 2009. Here’s one of her first pictures with Daddy, where you can tell that we had been up all night:


She looks like a little dolly!

Looking back, Penny was quite the chubby little munkin’ for a while there. Here’s Penny at 3 months in September:


For a while there she really took after Katie with her big, beautiful eyes…


Here’s Penny, who was helping me with the laundry, in January. She was 7 months here. Still pretty chunky. Lots of sweet baby fat to smooch on!


Penny has always had a bit more hair than her brother or sister had as babies. Here’s Penny chillin’ at 9 months:


And just in time for the big day! Penny’s favorite new trick was standing back in May. Now she’s starting to take strides across the room all on her own!


And here is our birthday girl today:


I wanted to take a nice, sweet snapshot of her, but the girl is a blur! She’s up. She’s down. She’s half-way across the room! Plus, it’s rainy today and there’s no good light. So this will have to do. 😉

What a precious little munchkin she is! We love you, Penny Joy! Happy birthday!

8 Responses to “penny: the birthday girl.”

  1. Brenda Says:

    awww Happy Birthday Penny! I can’t believe you are already 1! Seriously, Nicole, it seems like yesterday you were posting that she was finally here.

  2. Crystal Says:

    She is so beautiful Nicole! You are so blessed! I can’t believe it’s been a year already! Time sure has flown!!! Happy bday to her!!

  3. Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs Says:

    Oh, my goodness! She is SO gorgeous! Time really has flown by! Happy Birthday, Penny!

  4. Melissa Says:

    Happy birthday Penny – nicole love reading your blog!

    Emily’s one now too – but only a few steps here and there

  5. Kate Says:

    Aww! Happy Birthday beautiful Penny!!

  6. Amy Hoogstad Says:

    Wow, she is SO big already!!!! She is absolutely gorgeous. Looks so much like her big brother! Happy birthday, Penny:)

  7. HeatherB Says:

    She’s adorable Nicole and Travis! Happy Birthday Penny – hope you have all your dreams come true today!

  8. marianne Says:

    aawww!!! happy birthday Pene! congrats Nicole and Travis, guys, she’s so perfectly beautiful!