Happy 1st Birthday, Melissa!
Melissa at the magical age of 1. She was working on chunkier foods, and proved it by eating anything you would give her. She was (and still is) a MOOCH!. She could walk by herself, but still stumbled alot, which is why age 1 could also be called the "Black and Blue" age. She had 8 teeth (4 on top and 4 on bottom). Following in her brother's footsteps, she had taken a liking to Face on Nick Jr. She could also say "all done" and "bye."
At her pediatric appointment with Dr. Jarvis on March 27, 2001, Melissa weighed 19 lbs., 14 oz. and was 31 inches tall.
Here's the pictures, including her 1 year portraits:
Portrait 1 - Melissa turns 1!
Portrait 2 - Melissa and Sweetie.
Portrait 3 - Melissa and Sweetie, close-up.
Portrait 4 - Melissa and a birthday cake.
After eating a biter biscuit.
Bathtime with Aaron.
Playing with Legos with Aaron.
Checking out Daddy's Christmas presents.
Opening her new overalls from Uncle Bill, Aunt Amy and cousin Jack on Christmas day.
Opening her new Pooh dress from Uncle BJ and Aunt Karen on Christmas day.
Opening her Mailbox from Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Nate and Aunt Mandy on Christmas day.
Aaron sort of shares his new bead maze with Melissa.
Taking her new activity walker for a stroll.
The Twirlin' Whirlin' Garden was THE toy on Christmas day!
Melissa really likes the new puppet from Great Grandma Seals.
Playing with Aaron's new Elmo Race Car.
Posing on the fireplace.
"Look, Mom, I can walk!"
"I'm a keeper. This should keep me for a while!"
Learning new textures, playing at Gymboree.
Catching bubbles at Gymboree.
Swinging at Heritage Park while Daddy and Aaron feed ducks.
Visiting at Aunt Banee's and Aunt Dee's house.
Hanging around with Aunt Karen, 'Ammah and cousin Jack.
Melissa at her birthday party (chip in hand)!
Opening a new toy from the Beyeas and Victoria Cole.
Eating - and smearing - her birthday cake.
Picture time with Aaron, Aunt Amy and cousin Jack.
Melissa's first ferry/boat ride, in Newport Beach, CA.
Melissa's first carousel ride, in Newport Beach, CA.
This web page was last revised on June 28, 2001.