One year ago you came into the world and made our family complete. I admit that I wasn't really ready for you, but the moment we met you we knew that you were the missing piece in our lives and hearts. We have never looked back.
The first year of your life was full of a lot of change that you aren't even aware of. Through all of it you were a happy little baby with nothing but a smile and a giggle when we needed it the most. Your brother is fascinated with you. He always asks about you when you aren't around and even though he sometimes tips you over or takes your toys, I know he loves you very much. I think that someday soon you will both be conspiring against me!
Your favorite pastime is eating. You also love music and start to dance any time you hear a tune. I can't go anywhere without having you in my arms or at my feet, which is sometimes hard because you are one big girl! Climbing is another one of your hobbies, but we can sometimes talk you into sitting in a chair and drawing. We haven't been able to talk you out of eating the crayons, though.
I was always afraid that I wouldn't be a good mother to a daughter and I still have that fear, especially as you get older. I can already see your personality coming through. You have just the right mix of happiness, curiosity and skepticism. I hope you keep that and I hope you always know that I love having a daughter. As much as I would love to slow time just a little, I cannot wait to watch you grow into a toddler, a girl, and then an amazing woman. Happy birthday, little one