Well - mommy and daddy did it!!  They managed to not break me for a whole year!!! 
Hannah and her parents picked us up in their big van and took us up to York's Wild Kingdom and Zoo!  What a super way to spend my first birthday - and Mackenzie and her parents were there, too!!  It was a beautiful day, and all the animals were out and active.  I had so much fun! 
Afterwards, we went to get some ice cream by the ocean, and went to see a really BIG lighthouse on an island.  By then, I was sooo sleepy, I just closed my eyes and relaxed.  But the car ride home was anything but relaxing - Hannah just wanted to talk to me the entire time, and I didn't want to be rude, so I talked back with her, and there was a lot of traffic... so there was a lot of talking!! 
Hannah and her parents came over for pizza after and I took a bath with Hannah!  It was weird sharing my bath toys, but I didn't mind.  She really didn't want anything to do with them - guess she's very mature and doesn't want to play with them!  Mommy put pictures on the Pictures page (where else?!) of our day together.
So, I was suprised with a trip to another state that required me to get into a car AND some other thing called an airplane.  Well, it wasn't all that because I slept for most of it.  And when I woke up, some stranger played peek-a-boo with me, and I got way too fidigity, mom and auntie Jill, Olivia, and auntie Katie were passing me back and forth to keep me from screaming my head off.  Then when we got off the plane Auntie Terry and Uncle Dave met us, and Daddy was there, too!! 
Arizona is beautiful and clean.  I loved it.  We had so much fun swimming, and eating, and swimming, and going to the zoo, and swimming...!!! It was really warm - much warmer than back home for May.  But the pool made everything so much better. I loved sitting on the edge and jumping into mommy or daddies arms.  And then mommy would dunk me under like the swim instuctor taught her - I LOVED it!!!! 
I also got to see Jackie and Shea, and Jackie's family!  We had so much fun together.
I was really sad to leave.  But, I got to go home to see all my friends and family that missed me so much - and I missed them, too!!! 
Check out the Pictures page to see all the fun I had in Arizona!
So, my FIRST birthday gift was a chariot from mommy and daddy!  It's this neat thing that hooks to their bike, and I get to go for a cozy ride!  I love it.  They ride down this really long shady trail and I usually fall asleep half way thru... then we get to Heart Pond for a fun picnic.  I really enjoy our bike rides.  Beats the stroller - we go so much faster. 
And one day, mom went with Jess, and Jess brought my girlfriend Hannah, and we got to ride together!  She really was NOT enjoying it at first, but once mommy got riding, I think she began to like it - as she FINALLY STOPPED crying her head off!!! 
The only thing I need to learn to do is like my helmet.  Helmet #1 was a bust as it's too heavy, althought it's for kiddos my age, and helmet #2 is just a pain.  But they force me to wear one for safety... I just take it off when they are not looking!!  Below are some pictures of me and Hannah enjoying our ride together in Nashua!