Sunday, January 9, 2011

Can you believe it?

How did we get from this...


To this....


Someone get me a tissue.

My girl is turning one this week. I thought it was only appropriate to have a few pics of my two monkeys together because they are by far each other's best friend. They just love being around one another, love on each other, snuggle, and fight for mom and dad's attention :)


Here are some random pics from my iphone of every day life in our house.














Baby Girl,

This year has been so much fun but it has just flown by too fast. You are a beautiful blessing to our family and we are so thankful God saw fit to bless us with you!

Just in the last couple of months you have discovered that there is life outside the boob and here are some of the other things you have discovered:

Likes: Sleeping through the night, playing with anything that crinkles, pinching mama's skin, eggs, cliff bars, carbs and more carbs (she is her mother's daughter), smoothies, kisses, musical horse, bath time, waking up happy, and snuggling.

Dislikes: Yogurt, When brother takes her toy, rocking, and booger extraction.

Loves: Daddy and to keep mama in arm's reach. She is our dog, Madi's, biggest fan. She LOVES to dance. If you turn on the music, her little body is a bouncing and she loves to get her groove on to the music. (Heart melt...Its so precious).

Happenings: Says "bye bye" "mama" "da da" "pease" and she signs "More" and "all done" all the time and thinks she is REALLY big. She is crawling all over the place and responds really well to boundaries we have given her. Unfortunately, she has discovered the fit the last couple of weeks and uses it with an a vengeance.

Soothing: The child occasionally uses the pacifier, doesn't have a blanky or stuffed animal that she keeps with her always...just skin. She likes to pinch your skin when she is tired and to soothe herself. It has tested my patience and my pain tolerance.

Oh little miss, every night when I pray for you, Numbers is always on my heart that "he would bless you and keep you that He would cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace." May it be so, little one. When we worship together before bed time, the song that is continually on my heart is "Jesus Paid it All." I'm so excited for year two and can't wait to see what all is in store.

Happy Birthday and we love you!

3 comments:

Megan said...

Happy Birthday week precious girl!! I too cannot believe you are almost ONE!!! You have "grown up" right before our eyes. We love you sweet girl!

Meme said...

Awww.. Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Kirby said...

No! I can't believe it! What a precious post! I love that little Ely and her precious Mommy. Happy Birthday, beautiful girl!