You’re turning one today my dear and you have lived through the one of toughest years of our lives yet. While life is rough, I am thankful to have you in my arms every night. Your presence keeps me going. Watching you sleep is the most peaceful moment of my day. Seeing you standing on your own feet has to be one of the greatest joys of my life.

It won’t be too long before you start to walk. You have started talking quite a bit already. You can tell the different between strangers and the ones you see everyday; however, you play with anyone who interacts to you. You still have a great appetite. Like me, you don’t turn down food. Feeding you is such a rewarding experience. I don’t have to force you. You just eat until you’re full. You have turned down baby food. At times we restrict you from a certain food to avoid allergies. Once we have a better idea of your tolerance, I promise you that you can have anything that we eat.

One thing I would love to see you change is to stop exploring everything with your mouth and tongue. Once you get over that, I’ll be more relaxed and let you roam free. For now we have to keep an eye on you at all time.

Happy birthday, love.