Lou Samuel Turns 1!
The gang's all here! Lou makes her big debut in a casual family photo snapped by dad Seal just a month after her birth on Oct. 9, 2009. "It's difficult to imagine loving another child as much as you love your existing children," the proud pop wrote, before gushing about his little girl.
Talk about a kick start! While waiting outside her big siblings' Taekwondo studio in L.A. on Jan. 12, Lou, 3 months, settles into the arms of doting daddy Seal.
Yawn! A sleepy Lou gets a ride courtesy of mom Heidi Klum on May 5 during a family vacation in Mexico, where mom and dad turned their annual tradition – renewing their wedding vows – into a family event. "It's so special to us, something we love and something our children have gotten accustomed to," says the Project Runway host.
Big bro Henry, 5, peeks at his little sis during a trip to a New York City park on June 26. "They are very good with her," Klum boasts of her older children. "They know to wash their hands all the time and they know not to lean into the stroller."
Count 'em, she's a perfect 10! Lou, 9 months, checks out mama Klum's pretty polish while enjoying a sunny stroll through New York City on July 16.
NANA & ME
Lou leans on grandma Klum as the family vacations in Portofino, Italy, over the summer. "We usually go visit Grandma and Grandpa," the model mom says of her clan's regular travels. "And usually my husband and I run off together… We need time alone, too!"
Why the face? Lou gives dad Seal quite an eyeful while hanging out in Saint-Tropez, France, on Aug. 2. But he's enamored, no matter what his daughter's moods. "From the moment she looked into both of our eyes, it was endless love at first sight," he wrote shortly after her birth.
PARTY OF FIVE
The bouncing babe continues her travels, stopping in Portovenere, Italy, on Aug. 5 with mom, dad, big sis Leni, 6, and bro Johan, 3½. We try to go on adventures and outings," Klum says. "It's important for children to see what's out there."
Lou, 10½ months, gets a lift from Seal on Sept. 1, after socializing at fellow Hollywood play pal Romeo Beckham's birthday party in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Look who's walking! With a show of support from mom, Lou puts her best foot forward at L.A.'s Coldwater Canyon park on Sept. 19.
Just three weeks shy of her first birthday, the adorable (and stylish!) tot joins mom Heidi for a shopping trip in Los Angeles. "She is beautiful beyond words," Seal wrote of Lou days after her birth. "We are happy that she chose us to watch her grow over the coming years."