Thursday, March 1, 2012

The One Where Olivia is One Year Old

Can you believe this little smooch is a whole year old today?
Just a year ago today I was showing her off to all our hospital visitors. She had just met her big sister. She had already shown us what a sweet little girl she would turn out to be.

So much has changed. And I'm so thankful I've had a whole year of snuggling her. And kissing her. And showing her off. There aren't many words to describe how much I love this little girl. I mean, what's not to love?
Dear Olivia,

Thank you for the joy and light you have brought us every day for a whole year. I can't imagine our little family without you.

You've weathered some tough storms - a move, several airplane and road trips, a big sister who is learning how to be nice and share. But you've also had some fun. You took your first trip to Disneyland. And you went to Texas and Louisiana (over 4,000 miles altogether). You have loved visiting your aunts and uncle in Idaho and playing with all the dogs and cats.

Everything you do is done with such sweetness. You have a gentle spirit and an adventurous nature. You love to explore and try new things. You'll eat just about anything, except tortellini. You aren't afraid of anything. And you make your opinions known as well.

You like pretending to talk on the phone. You even pretend to take pictures with it. And you love to dance. Swing seems to be your favorite so far.

You love to read and play with your dollhouse. And you adore playing with blocks. But not as much as you adore this little doll that talks and makes baby noises. You light up whenever we tuck her into bed with you. It's very precious.

And you have an amazing flying leap that makes everyone giggle. It's a little ape-like. So I like to call it "The Missing Leap." Get it? No? You're only one? Ok.

Well, baby girl, I'm going to go make you some brownies and see if there's a way I can keep you from getting any bigger on me. I just love how sweet and snuggly you are. Please don't ever lose that.

All my love, always,

1 comment:

  1. So a few things:
    1. These letters are so precious and will be such a treasure in the future!
    2. Thank you for letting me a part of this amazing child's life. It is a huge honor and I value every hug and smile she gives.
    3. Um... I will be sharing these pics cause they are so darn cute.
    4. You are an amazing mommy and congrats on a year. I say congrats because its no simple task to raise a child and you make it look so easy and have amazing kids that prove you are a pro!


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