Thursday, October 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Grace!

It's hard to believe, but my baby turned one today. It was, without a doubt, the fastest year ever.

Grace is a joy. When she smiles, she scrunches up her nose like a little rabbit. It's so cute, that I even think it's cute at 5 o'clock in the morning (this is when she often wakes up and joins us in bed.) She finds the simplest things, like dropping keys on the floor, hilarious. Her laugh is infectious, we all find ourselves laughing with her. She finds this quite funny too.

She's not walking yet, and this feels a little strange to me. Sam was running by the time he turned one, so in a way, Grace feels a lot younger to me. I'm trying to enjoy her limited mobility, but part of me cannot wait for her to be able to run around in the yard with her brother.

She's a climber. I have already caught her scaling the side of her crib...something Sam never once attempted. She climbs on top of the toy box and coffee table like a little monkey and dances....she loves to sing.

She's incredibly determined and me....I'm glad...but I'm also praying that God will give me the wisdom that I will need in the future to nurture her determination and independence without losing my mind...

When I was pregnant with Grace, I wasn't sure that it would be possible to love someone as much as I loved's amazing how your heart just grows...I love her every bit as much...all 29 inches and 21 pounds of her!

1 comment:

Bethany said...

Happy Birthday Grace!!!!!!!

What sweet words your wrote for her.