To my beautiful daughter on her very first birthday: I‘ll never forget the first day that your Dad went back to work after you were born, and I thought to myself, “Alright, Miss Blake, you and I are in this together.” I had no idea what I was doing and I had no idea what being a mother truly meant. My, how quickly things have changed. In a way, we both grew together over the past year. You learned many things, and I learned many things.
You ebbed and I flowed, and in many ways, you taught me more than I taught you. And here you are, one year old – a thriving, beautiful baby girl and you’re bigger than life, darling. And I love you more than life. For the past year you’ve been my biggest worry and my biggest happiness. I stayed up at night researching things so I could always provide the best for you, and we spent every day together – laughing, dancing, singing and exploring this world, together.
When I think of life before you, it feels like something was missing, as if I wasn’t yet complete. You made me complete, our sweet baby girl – our angel baby. And as you learned, I learned. You opened your eyes for the first time and stared at me, and I learned what unconditional love meant. I had never seen anyone or anything more beautiful. You learned to nurse, and I quickly learned everything there is to know about milk supply, nursing positions, latching and pumping.
You learned to roll over, and I learned not to scream in excitement every time you did, because that scared you – but I was just so excited for you. You learned to laugh, and I learned that your laugh was my new favorite sound in life. You learned to scream and I learned that you were a girl who knew what she wanted. You learned to sit up and I suddenly learned that you wouldn’t stay a baby forever.
I took you to the zoo, the aquarium, music class, sign language class, baby concerts and story times, and you stared in awe at everything, soaking it all in. I learned how to see the world through your eyes and suddenly, everything was amazing. You learned to say “Mama” and “Dada” and “ball” and I learned you were one smart cookie. You learned to crawl and I learned that nothing could ever get in your way…you were on a mission, always.
I showed you the ocean, and you crawled straight into it – fearless, with purpose…you taught me that you have the heart of a lion. You learned to eat solid foods and I learned every nutritional fact about every food and cooked for you every day so you could grow big and strong. You learned to pull yourself up to stand and I learned not to hold my breath in anticipation of your fall – I learned to breathe again.
You learned to push your little cart walking on your own, and I learned to let you go, my strong baby girl. And you and I have many, many more years of learning together, my love. You will learn so much more in life, and I will learn how to support you through each step. We did it, Miss Blake – we survived the first year. Thank you for the lessons, the laughter and changing me forever – you’re everything.
Happy 1st birthday, sweetheart. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 jaimie spitzSee Also: First Grade Comprehension Worksheets
An equipment is without doubt one of the major investments you will at any time make. Appliances are often significant buys, and are just one of the most crucial elements of your house. You depend upon appliances for almost everything from cooking to cleaning, and especially looking at the quantity of money you are going to be placing forth for it, it only is smart that you would choose to ensure you make the most reasonable buy.
House appliances is really a term that is employed very commonly these days but what does it stand for? Residence appliances stand to the mechanical and electrical solutions which might be utilized at your home for your operating of the standard family.
Jenna Mae Karls Princess Baby- Happy Birthday to my favorite little girl in the world. I blinked and you somehow turned 3. I am not ready for you to grow up so quickly. You will forever be my baby no matter how old you get. I will still rock you and hold you like a baby as long as you let me. You are quite the diva and are so opinionated and independent. You definitely feel the need to speak your mind….
at home and at school. However, everywhere else, you are reserved. You tend to sit back and watch the world around you and take it all in. When you are not 100% comfortable with the people around you, you tend to be clingy and silent. You love to sing…and sing loudly. 5 little monkeys, twinkle twinkle little star, Happy, Let it Go, wheels on the bus, etc. You love all kinds of music.
You also love to color, love to “shake your booty” (your exact words). You crack us up daily with your quirky dance moves, comical facial expressions and hilarious conversations. Man…you can have some great conversations! You LOVE school. You want to go everyday and are bummed when you find out it is friday or the weekend. You also truly love your friends. You talk about them all the time and constantly want to have them over for playdates.
You also want to be a teacher…you reenact your entire school day at home, setting up morning meeting, nap time, and centers with all your babies. You are super duper sweet. You are an amazing hugger. I love when you wake up and call out for me. I come in to your room and you tell me to lay down and then you just wrap your little arm around my neck and pull me close so that our faces are touch.
Ahh…that makes my morning. I also love when you grab my cheeks and pull me close and say “I love you so so much” and then plant a big ole kiss on my lips. You know how to melt my heart. While you love me…you truly are Daddy’s little girl. You admire him. You look up to him. You want to please him. You listen to him. When you want something, you go to him first because you can usually give him the adoring look and he will do anything for you.
You want him to hold you, you want him to play with you and you want him to give you the last kiss goodnight. Your favorite things right now are Frozen (of course), Bubble Guppies, Doc McStuffins, Ninja Turtles and Legos (courtesy of Jaxson). You also really LOVE Jaxson and I know the feeling is mutual even though he might not always show it in the best way. You want to do whatever he is doing…you want to play whatever he is playing with.
Sometimes you guys play so well together and sometimes not so much. And I get that. I don’t expect you guys to get along perfectly all the time. You need to give him some space and you need to learn to respect his stuff…that means he is not a fan when you take his favorite Lego creation and break it into a 300 pieces. But when he gets mad at you for breaking his Lego set, I love that you are always willing to try and fix it.
You want to please him and make him happy, most of the time. You can have quite the attitude from time to time. I tend to say that I have my hands full with you, but I honestly can’t imagine it any other way. You are absolutely perfect to me and I love your sass, your confidence, your compassion, your strong will, your imagination and your cuddle bug love. You fully experience life. You are all in.
You live each day to the absolute fullest. I could not have dreamed the complete and utter joy I feel in having you as my daughter. What a blessing and a complete gift you have been to our family. I don’t know exactly how these things work; if you chose me or I chose you, or if it’s all simply chance, but I do know, whatever it was, it got things exactly right. You were the perfect addition to this family.
I love you to the moon and back! You turn 3 today!!!! Go get ’em baby girl. Show the world what you are all about. Love, Momma Filed under: Uncategorized |