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My sweet girl. I can’t believe it’s been a year since we welcomed you into this world. You helped me prove that I am stronger and braver than I ever thought I could be. It’s been a whirlwind of a year and you grow more independent and spunky as the days go on.

You love playing with your brother but it seems you have not only grown some tough skin but also a knack for pushing Parker’s buttons. I use to assume that he did something to you when you cry, now I know better. You desperately want to move to keep up with him and you are so close now. Any day you will get the courage to break away and make a run for it. Help us all when that day comes.

I’m not surprised you have quite an appetite and we should never expect to eat something without giving you a taste. You are a pretty good eater and have gotten really good at drinking from a sippy cup. Now if we could only transition you to milk 😉 You have gotten very independent with eating and lately you don’t even want me to cut up your food. Pretty soon I think you will be demanding a plate and utensils!

You see a camera pointed at you and immediately smile. You love being chased, tickled, and when your brother plays peek-a-boo with you.  You love dancing to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and watching Miles From Tomorrowland.

This past month you got to put your feet in the sand and even moved into a hotel room. You got to celebrate your birthday with friends and family and dig in to a yummy cake, TWICE. It’s been wonderful to watch you grow over the last year. Although it was certainly rough at times I cherish every moment and even the nighttime cuddles I still get regular. I want to hold you close and keep you little forever.