Today my sweet girl you are nineteen months old. Time is moving rapidly forward and I treasure each and every minute I have to watch you grow and explore in your world. I find it amazing that nine months has passed since I first held you in my arms and you've gone from a tiny eleven pound bundle to a beautiful 22.2 pound and 31 inch long toddler! On this black and white Wednesday I give you nineteen things I love about you today!
~ My love overflows for you when you come up to me and give my leg a hug and say mama. Melt!
~ I love the way you wake in the morning...you stretch and make little noises before you gather your books and babies and quietly read to them before you call for mommy or daddy to come get you. I always sit and listen to you on the monitor and just smile and thank God for another beautiful day.
~ I love how you pretend to be a puppy! You crawl around and roll on your back just like Ella then you run over to the dog pillows and try to snuggle up with your Summit or Ella.
~ I love the way you grab any kind of bag with handles and make it your purse for the hour.
~ The way you enjoy your morning cartoon which is Little Einstein's, just makes me laugh with love! You follow along so well with your clapping and lifting your arms and your curtain call is the best!
~ I love how you always strap yourself to me like a baby monkey when a stranger talks to us and you burry your head in my arms after you give your little unsure glare.
~ I love how you have bonded with the special people in your life like your
grandparents, aunts, uncles and your great grandma.
~ The way your entire face lights up when you laugh is pure love and joy to me!
~ I love your sing song voice and all of the words that come singing out of your mouth. Right now your most favorite is "no" and you say it at least 100 times a day as well as your new word "okie dokie".
I could listen to you chatter all day long.
~ I absolutely LOVE how you try to do everything I do from cooking dinner, brushing your hair or snapping pictures.
You are most definitely my mini me!
~ I love that I get to be your mommy through adoption and that we get to share that with those who ask.
~ I love your adventuresome spirit!
You are willing to give just about anything a try as long as mommy, daddy or big brother is near by.
~ I love how you give "the glare" to those who you do not know. People always laugh at your mean little look, but I know that it is your concern with strangers. The funny thing is though, is that when we walk away you always say good bye and wave or blow a kiss and that stranger never sees it.
~ I love our Monday's! We spend the entire day just you and me doing chores, grocery shopping, picking up after the weekend and sometimes a sweet nap together. It's our day.
~ I love how you let me play with your hair and how you let me style it up! I can't wait for the days when you are brushing my hair for hours and adding all kinds of bows to it!
~ I love that you are starting to string words together like, "more please" and "thank you" or "here mama" and that you are starting to count and point to things we ask you about like your nose or your toes.
~ I love that you love music as much as me and that you think dancing is the next best thing besides your favorite pink blanket. The way you swing your head is too adorable!
~ I love our mornings cuddled up in our favorite chair each with our morning cup of joe.
We watch the sun come up through the trees and enjoy a few minutes of silence together.
~ I love that tomorrow you will have been in my arms longer than you haven't.
The days that lie ahead are ones I long to remember and will cherish forever!
The days that have past us already are treasures to me.
I love you my sweet princess and I am SO very lucky to have you in my life and
to have been blessed by the miracle of adopting you!
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