Bindi Irwin Celebrates Daughter Grace’s 9-Month Birthday With All of Her Milestones

by Kati Michelle

Today is a very special day for the Irwins. Not only is it Christmas, but it’s little Grace Warrior’s first Christmas. Bindi Irwin took to Instagram to celebrate the big day for the daughter she shares with her husband Chandler Powell. Bindi has shared a lot of adorable “firsts” over the past nine months like Grace Warrior seeing her first-ever Christmas tree and splashing in the ocean for the very first time. But you can’t really blame a new mom, can you? We say keep ’em coming!

So, here’s the latest Instagram post from the beloved animal conservationist and Australian zookeeper. Grace Warrior rocks a festive red dress that proudly displays “My First Christmas” and she’s got a matching bow to boot. A fully lit tree glows in the background and it doesn’t get much more festive than that.

Check it out:

Bindi Irwin then captions the photo with a lengthy list of updates and milestones that Grace Warrior has reached over the past 9 months. It reads as follows:

“There is so much happening in Grace Warrior’s life:

-Two teeth
-Getting herself from laying to sitting
-High fives
-Eating solids like a champion
-Loves saying ‘Dada’
-Best friends are Fergo the cassowary chick & Igloo the tortoise
-Also discovered that playing with wrapping paper is her favourite!”

Meeting One of Grace Warrior’s ‘Best Friends’

Bindi Irwin and the rest of her family call the Australian Zoo their home. It makes a lot of sense given Steve Irwin’s legacy. Although the holidays will never be the same without him, Grace Warrior is definitely channeling his animal-loving spirit.

Like Bindi Irwin mentioned above, Grace Warrior continues to make new friends at the Zoo every day. Another recent Instagram post shows off one of her “best friends.” A cassowary chick named Fergo. The photo series shows the pals curiously interacting with one another.

You can catch the sweet snaps here:

The caption lets us know that this particular breed of bird is actually an endangered species. A flightless bird, cassowaries take the shape of one of the heaviest birds in the world when full-grown. In fact, they grow to be around 6 feet tall and can weigh up to 160 pounds. They’re an ancient bird with historical roots in New Guinea as far back as 18,000 years ago.

While the younglings are cute and innocent, the adults are actually branded as one of the “deadliest” birds alive. You can read more about them here.

But, ultimately, we know that she’s in good hands and Bindi would never do anything to put her in harm’s way.