Today you are 1! I know every parent says this… but how did this happen?? I truly cannot believe it.
This first year with you seems to have flown by. But at the same time, when I look back on all that’s happened over this last year, it seems like a whole dusty decade has passed. We’ve gone through a lot of stuff as a family in the last 365 days. A WHOLE lot. But absolutely nothing compares to the excitement and joy we’ve had in watching you grow into the amazing little 1-year-old you are today.
A few things about you right now… you are a mama’s girl. !!!!! And for better or for worse, you would prefer it if I would hold you all.day.long. That said, you do absolutely adore your papa and give him the sweetest smiles. And you are obsessed with your big brother. (Though he’s pretty tough on you sometimes. We’re working on it.) Seriously, nobody makes you laugh harder than Crosby. You love to be outside, you love to swing at the park, dance, clap and play peek-a-boo. You love bath time, and splashing in the dogs water bowls, and climbing stairs.
You are so silly… and sensitive… and curious… and loving. But most of all (and I’m going to sound like a broken record here) you have the sweetest little soul. There’s no way I can explain your sweetness. You just bring such a warmth to our family. There are so many times a day that I stop and look at you and just think, “gah! you’re mine?! how did i get so lucky!!?” Seriously kid, you make me so happy.
If there is anything this past year has shown us, it’s that you are resilient and your life is destined to be full of adventure. There’s no doubt in my mind that you will do amazing things with your life. I am just so proud to call you mine, and am so very excited to watch you grow. (But seriously, take your time because I’m scared of your teen years.)
I adore you, my sweet Willa. Thank you for being here with us, and for being your joyful and beautiful self. Love you so much!