It doesn’t seem possible, but our beautiful baby girl turned ONE last week. We officially have a one year old. I can hardly remember what life was like before she was here with us, entertaining us on a daily basis. She has grown from the littlest 6lb. newborn into a full fledged baby girl complete with chubby baby arms, wrist cankles, and michelin man baby legs. If I could bottle up the chubby baby cuteness I totally would.
She is such a sassy little goofball and loves to giggle and laugh all day long. She is such a presence and people seem drawn to her even walking through the grocery store. It cracks me up when she gives her silly toothy grin to random strangers at the grocery store, but it makes my heart happy that she is such a joyful little soul.
On March 2nd we celebrated her first birthday and I kicked off the day by running to the store at the ass crack of dawn to buy her some birthday donuts. I was going to make her funfetti waffles but ultimately my 7 month pregnant belly wasn’t down for early morning baking and I opted to hit the grocery store instead. I think she was digging the choice and we sugared her up before the day had even started. I cranked the tunes and decked out in her new strawberry jammies, we fed her her first ever maple bar donut, a personal favorite of mine and I think now hers as well.
“What the heck is that thing?”
“Seriously, what trickery is this? I’m never allowed to have sweets.”
“Well, it is my birthday, i’m game to give it a go.”
“Hey guys, this is really good!!!!!”
Silence and heavy breathing as she demolishes an entire freakin’ donut before my eyes.
“Mom, this is the BEST birthday ever.”
The entire production had me bursting at the seams. Our day together was really low-key and pretty normal. We played extra hard, took lots of photos, I told her a million times how much I love her and that this is the special day of her birth. The night before we told her her birth story and reminisced about the crazy night I went into labor. I really thought I would be super emotional and have a mommy meltdown, but I held it together and just enjoyed every moment of her day.
My mom flew in from Chile that afternoon and she got lots of Grandma love, followed by the arrival of my husband’s parents and even more grandparent love!!!! It was awesome. We went out to dinner and she enjoyed some salty french fries followed by an early bedtime because Mom had lots of party prep to do still.
I don’t think I left the kitchen the next two days prepping all the food and treats for her party, but it was totally worth it!!! She is such a special and unique little personality and she deserves all the love and birthday goodness in the whole wide world!!!
Reagan Marie, we love you more than there are words to describe or feelings to feel. Bringing you into this world has been the biggest joy and blessing of our lives and you make every single day so special with your light spirit and happy energy. We are so incredibly grateful that God blessed us to be your parents and although life is full of ups and downs, we pray that you never lose your happiness. Hold onto who you are in this world and never compromise your true nature. I simply can not wait to see the beautiful life you will live. And, if your FIRST YEAR was any indication, life with you will always be an incredible journey. Thank You for making us parents!!!! Happy Birthday our little darling, we love you so very much!!!!
xo xo, Mommy & Daddy!!!!