My sweet baby girl,
You are a whole year old. It’s amazing to look back at the pictures from a year ago and see how much you have changed. You were such a tiny, helpless, little being. It’s so hard to put into words how much love we have for you. You’ve been such a light and a joy over the last year. Even if it did mean a lot less sleep for me.
This last month has been a pretty big one for you. After weeks of scooting around however you could (mainly belly flops and rolling), you started crawling just after your first birthday. First it was just one or two uncoordinated motions, but girl, you’ve got it down now. There is no stopping you. You also learned to blow on your food this month. This wasn’t something that we taught you, but something you picked up on your own.
You make the best fish lips that I’ve ever seen. One day I put your hair in pigtails and then you made your fish lips and I just happened to snap the picture at just the right time. This may be my favorite picture to date.
We took our first bike ride as a family of four. You didn’t love it, but your daddy and I have hopes that you will one day. We played with bubbles for the first time too. You weren’t really sure what to do with them at first, but soon you started giggling whenever one would pop.
Other firsts included your first trip on an airplane and your first trip to the beach. We spent the week of your birthday on Hilton Head Island. You were a trooper and took to the island lifestyle really well. You loved the water and the beach. You even stuck to your napping and bedtime schedule, which was a very good thing.
It seems that everywhere we go people comment on how happy you are. We are so grateful for the sweet, joyful little girl that you are. Every day is truly a blessing.
Happy Birthday sweet girl.