My Little Angel,
I want to write down some of my favorite things about you so I never forget this stage of your life.
I love your enthusiasm and energy. I love how you wave your arms, kick your legs, and roll your little ankles when you are excited. I love that you love people especially when you get their full attention (like at the grocery store or post office). I love the way you throw your arms up to show them how big you are followed by vigorous hand clapping.
I love your sweetness. I love when you lean over without any request with an open mouth and give me a kiss. This is one of my favorite things. I love when I tell you to lay your head down and you lay your little head down on my chest.
I love your sense of humor. I love when we laugh and you mock us. I love your forced fake little laugh! I really love to hear the real Sophia giggle. Your giggle lights up my day.
One of the cutest things you do is wait for me to come get you in the morning. I watch you in the monitor standing up, just waiting. You look around observing your surroundings, you make happy noises, bounce up and down, and just wait. Sometimes it’s fifteen minutes I will watch you in the monitor while you hum and wait. I can’t think of a better way to start my day than to come down the stairs and open the door to your room to see you standing in your crib with the biggest grin, so excited to see me. It doesn’t get any better than this.
I love watching you grow, laugh, play, explore, and discover the ways of the world. I am in awe of your wonder and pure joy in the magic of life. Thank you for all the happiness you bring me on a continual basis. Thank you for all that you have taught and continue to teach me. We are having so much fun on this journey. I look forward to each and every new day we get to spend together.