Our little Valentine Baby is one year old today! We can’t believe how fast time has flown. It seems just yesterday we were bringing her home as a tiny newborn.
And now she can do all of this:
V – verify her food preferences (yogurt melts are always a winner)
A – allow us to kiss her (but she only dispenses kisses to her stuffed dog, her blankie, and sometimes a random toy)
L – lead us around by a finger (can she walk? probably. will she walk? not if you remove your finger from her grasp.)
E – echo lots of words (with her own twist. latest word = “buckle.” how it sounds when she says it = “ca-ca.”)
N – negotiate her nap time (okay, let’s get real. she really dictates, but there is no “D” in Valentine.)
T – teach us more about our Heavenly Father’s love for us (she really does)
I – initiate smiles, laughs, and giggles (she has a great sense of humor. example, she thinks it is just hilarious when I say “no”)
N – notice everything around her (she is very observant. she will notice the smallest crumb I neglect to find on the floor)
E – exude joy and curiosity for life
Happy Birthday little honey!
*Addendum: If there had been additional letters available, we would also make mention of her love of climbing – the stairs, the railing of the stairs, ledges, chairs, toys, humans, and anything else she can crawl up, on, and over.