She had just got up from a nap when she arrived, so she was quiet for a while. I took advantage of her stillness and snapped my first picture. Isn't she adorable? ☺
She loves this little pull dog, and before long, she had spotted it in the scattering of toys I had ready for her.
She can't walk and pull the dog yet, but she will soon enough.
What a precious smile on that little face!
I didn't know if she had been introduced to colors (since she's really too young to hold a color and actually color), but I took my chances. (What happens at Aunt Gayle's stays at Aunt Gayle's.) The only coloring she did was one tiny little purple line on Aunt Gayle's wall. If you look closely, you can see it in the picture below. I might leave it there forever.
Here she is studying the zebra. (Be still my heart.)
Of course, we had to make a trek upstairs to Audrey's room. Arabella seems to love everything about it.
Check out the cupcake shoes! (I bet Memaw bought those.)
Much too soon, she was headed back home, and I was sad to see her go.
There's an old Chinese proverb that says "A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark." I hope to leave a beautiful mark on sweet Arabella's life as the years go by—one she'll always look at fondly. Although she's only a year old, she's already leaving a mark on mine, and how beautiful it is. ♦