Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Princess Emery is ONE!!!!!

Princess Emery,

Today is your 1st birthday! I still can't believe that it's been one whole year since we welcomed you into this world, it just seems totally, completely impossible! I think about the past 365 days and I feel so blessed that I was chosen to be your Mommy and enjoy them with you. You have already done so much in your short life, I know that you are destined for great things.

Just having you in my life has made me want to be a better person. For you, for your brother. I want to be someone that makes you proud, someone that you want to grow up to be like. I want to always be there for you and for you to never wonder how much I love you. I would do anything in this world to protect you and keep you safe. You are my 2nd miracle, you are the 2nd half of the reason I was born.

You have changed so much in the last year. It just amazes me every single day. I see newborn babies and often wonder if you were ever really that small... but I know you were. You are turning into a big girl right before my eyes and there is nothing to slow it down. You don't even walk anymore, you run. Sometimes you go so fast that your little body can't keep up with your feet so you tumble over. Then you are back up and running in the blink of an eye. You are trying so hard to talk. We recognize several of your words and there are some that you can say quite well. You want to eat anything and everything that we are. Baby food? You don't need no stinkin' baby food! You want the good stuff!

You are sleeping through the night "most" of the time. On the nights you do wake up I can just bring you into our bed, give you a bottle, and you are right back out. Then I can put you back in your bed and you finish out the night. Not too bad. Besides, I would cuddle with you for a million years if I could.

You are really getting into toys and love to play. If it's loud or you can push it around, even better. You've been breaking in the presents from your party quite well. You have your own little personality and we have quickly discovered that your title of Princess truly fits. It's your way or the highway and if someone doesn't like it, there's the door. Maybe we've catering to you a little too much.... naw, I don't think so.

You are a beautiful, happy, silly, loving little girl and we are so very proud of you. It's been a wonderful year and I wouldn't change one single thing about it. Well, maybe I would go back and try to make it slow down, but I doubt I could make that happen!

Happy 1st Birthday Emery Faith Larson, we love you more than life itself!

****I am grateful for
1) one amazing year
2) being blessed with my family
3) Emery Faith Larson, oh I adore that little girl
4) the past
5) the future


Stacy E. said...

Happy 1st birthday, Emery! I can't believe you're growing so fast! You are one BEAUTIFUL little girl, inside and out! I had so much fun hanging out with you at your party!

Aunt Stacy

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

She is so photogenic! Happy {late} Birthday, sweet Emery! Its been a joy watching you grow over the past year!!