as i sit and think back to a year ago,
i was sitting in a hospital bed with our new baby.
in ways it feels like she has always been here.
but then again, it feels just like yesterday we meet her for the first time.
full of life,
and so much more.
she has four teeth now,
wouldn't touch her cake
(just like her big brother!),
has moved without holding on from a chair to mama,
but still not walking.
she's do it all in her own time,
because she is, in fact, her own person.
and we enjoy seeing just who that is more and more everyday.
to wave (at everyone and everything),
play patty cake,
have her own spoon at dinner time,
play hide-and-seek with her bother,
tease mama with sharing her food,
laugh along with everyone,
and mama too!
happy first birthday!
your very smitten family