Sunday, November 4, 2012

a first birthday

This morning I woke up in high anticipation for the biggest day. A day of celebration, and a day of FIRSTS! Normally we lay in bed waiting for Winn to make her "ok, people it's time to get up now!' noises, but instead I rolled over and gave Ky the "look" and he knew what I was thinking. So I ran to her room, scooped her up and brought her back to bed with us. We spent the morning cuddling and laughing and giving lots of kisses. It was the best start to my day I've had in a long, long time. She learned to clapwhile we layed there, too. And I mean, really learned it. She kept doing it over and over. And then whenever time would pass, we'd remind her of what she'd learned, and she would do it again! She knew today was a big one, and one that deserved lots of cheering and clapping.

It is so hard to imagine a year ago, she was nestled inside my belly. And how wild that now I can't imagine a day without her. She has changed my life in more ways than I could ever anticipate. I feel so completely blessed by her sweetness and her easy-going personality. She has made the transition for us practically effortless. We really hit the jackpot with her! If ever there was a day I could go on and on about how great she is, I'd think it'd be today, right?? The girl has slept through the night since about four months. She eats just about everything. No wait, she definitely eats everything if you put it in front of her! She is content playing by herself. She is a quiet girl who likes to soak up her environment and just take it all in. She smiles whenever I do anything silly. She is such a love! One of the first things she learned to do on command was give kisses. I just melt! Her favorite stuffed animal is Mr. Fox, and she could just sit there and give him kisses and squeezes all day. I cannot believe how lucky we've gotten with her. Truly blessed.

Winnie was such a happy birthday girl today. She let out plenty of squeals of excitement along the way, too! The only time she wasn't at her happiest was when we had to take her dessert away. She didn't like that. So she cried. And we let her because it was her birthday.

Oh my sweet Winnie. You make me one very, very happy mama. I am so glad we got to spoil you today and show you how to celebrate in fashion. You will never know just how much I adore everything last, little thing about you. Happy first birthday, my girl.