Thursday, June 2, 2011

1 Beautiful Year...

My, my, my, how things have changed in this last year that has seemed to fly by at a crazy speed. I can truly say that you have been such a blessing to our family. Everyone who sees you, smiles... And you smile right back, baby girl. You make the world a brighter place and I couldn't imagine my life without you. You love your big brother PJ so much. You follow him everywhere he goes and try to do big things like he does. We all think it is adorable, but PJ doesn't always. Right now you are walking like crazy everywhere and have been for the last month or so. You say words like "Mama", "Dada", "Bay-bay" (baby), "Bye-Bye", "Uh-oh" and "Hiiiiiiiii". You love drinking water from a sippy cup and don't seem to prefer any one type more than another. One of your favorite games is to open your drawers and pull out as many clothes as you can. You sometimes like to do the same thing in your brother's room. You still nurse 3 to 4 times per day. I don't mind it one bit. It is the time during the day that is just for us. I can tell you are not ready to give it up quite yet because you flop your whole body to the side and get yourself into position. In the morning, after you nurse, you sit up and scream, "dadaaaaaa" because you are ready to get some snuggles from him. When he gets home in the afternoon, you walk as fast as you can with your arms out for him to pick you up. It brings him so much joy (and me, too). You will eat just about anything. (sometimes things that you are not supposed to) You love dolls, and teddy bears, and any type of stuffed animal. When you see one, you pick it up and hug and kiss it! When you hear music, you start "dancing". It is usually you moving your upper body back and forth with your arms at shoulder level. Too adorable... and I know that it will soon change to something different. You love it when I sing songs to you, and you often clap your hands. You give kisses all the time, and some of my favorite moments are when you cuddle up in my lap and lay your head down.

Everything about you is beautiful, sweet baby girl. I love you to the moon and back, forever and a day.

Happy 1st Birthday, my angel.