One year ago (ok, one year and a month - I'm behind again!), this beautiful girl joined our family.
I had no idea how different my life would be with 2 kids. I had no idea how much this little beauty would melt my heart.
I was terrified of having a girl -- but I love it. I love to dress her up, style her hair, and see a little bit of me in her.
This year was full of milestones, vacations, and adventures. At the age of one, this girl has already been to: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and British Columbia. She's been camping, swimming, to the beach and to the mountains.
She has completely captured all of our hearts. Walt daily wants to hold her hand. He gets very upset if I take anything away from her or talk at all sternly - "Mom, I have to protect her," he'll say to me. So seriously.
But I love holding chubby hands while she toddles all over the house. I love to watch her examine toys to see how they work. I love fascination with opening and closing things. I love her independent spirit. It's exciting to see her personality emerging, day by day. (She's feisty!)