With today being the day it is, of coarse I'm writing to my little 1 year old :)
My sweet little Lydia,
This past year has taught me so much.
From the moment you were born, i loved you sooo much. It overwhelmed me how much. i couldn't stop cuddling you and kissing you. When you were 1 week old, me and ur daddy were talking about how crazy it was that we just met you, and yet, we would do ANYTHING for you. All the hard times with you (getting up at night, the crying, the major practice of patience, etc.) were totally forgotten when you would cuddle with us, fall asleep in our arms, or we would get a little grin :)
As you started to get older...
I enjoyed our little "conversations", ur giggling, and the way ur face would light up when you would see your daddy :)
When 1/2 a year had already gone by...
I was amazed at how much of a little lady you were :) Playing peek-a-boo with you, eating candy for your first Halloween, seeing Disneyland through your eyes, and you calling me 'mama' :)
a few months later...
You became mobile haha crawling and walking along furniture. i just couldn't contain u in one little area lol Actually watching you learn things and teach yourself how to do things was amazing to me. Miss independent :)
And now at a year old! Where has the time gone?!
I love that you are my shopping buddy and my partner in crime. I love the random hugs and kisses throughout the day (that shows im doing SOMETHING right, right? lol) I love that all me or your dad has to do is hum the superman theme song and you get into the 'flying position', with your arms out and your toes pointed, just for us to 'fly' you around the room hehe And i LOVE how excited you get when i turn on your light in the morning to get you out of bed :)
I love being a mommy to such a sweet, wonderful, and adorable little girl :) I'm so lucky. I love you so much! Happy Birthday!