Cue the new age emotional music.
Goodness. Remember her hair? And her ears? Oh that was wonderful.
We've had over a year with this cutie patutie. Those first 7 weeks of gassy dairy burps were sure painful, but it made the frequent smiles that came afterward so much more rewarding.
Smiles have certainly been flowing steadily ever since, wooing the world with the cheek scrunch and those insane eyelashes.
The smiles get coupled with her flair of drama (you should hear her sad cry), stubborn will, and personal motivation I have little doubt she will let the world fly by without noticing.
And the music abruptly stops, as you look at the next shot.
She suddenly she looks very old.
Because she is. Holy one year of Allie. Here she is moving right on from baby-hood.
(OK, so perhaps this is more like a moving walk-fall. She can definitely take balanced steps, but they get a little overwhelmed with an audience.)