You turned one today! I can hardly believe it. If you've learned anything about your mama in the past year, you must know how emotional I am right now. You never seem to listen when I tell you to "Stop growing." Or from the following pictures to "Look at the camera!" Ha.
You starting walking a couple of days ago. I cried. But I'm happy too. Because you're happy. You LOVE to walk. You're pretty good too. You even clap for yourself when you've reached a destination.
You JUST got your first tooth 3 days ago. And you only woke up once. I didn't mind the midnight cuddle. It's your bottom tooth and it's quite adorable. Maybe now you can start to chew all the food you've been eyeballing. You pretty much like everything you try (and you want to try everything) but, your face is always grimaced with disgust. I think you'll spit whatever it may be right back out but, you swallow, open, and grunt for more. Everytime. When Grammie gave you your first taste of cheese you danced, ran from couch to couch, and came back WIDE mouthed for more.
You are extremely curious. And messy. You empty drawers in every room; your clothes, my clothes, dad's clothes. Your toys, Cooper's toys, Cooper's food and water (you haven't tasted it yet though as far as I know), kitchen silverware, kitchen pots, kitchen tupperware, DVD's, CD's, book shelves, dirt, etc.
If you only remember one thing on your birthday, please let it be how much me and your Dad love you! The past year has truly been my best yet! It's the best start to anyday when I hear you call for me in the morning. Then I wake up Dad so we can see you smile and bounce like a mad woman in your crib until one of us lifts you out. You love to bounce in your crib. Thank you for picking me to be your mama, I'm eternally grateful!
(You're not making a monkey face here, you just like to hold both ears when you're really really tired! So cute!)
Love you Baby Girl! Happy Birthday!