Today you are one year old! I can't believe how fast this year has gone! It seemed like just yesterday your daddy and I were at the hospital welcoming you to this world. We were sleep-deprived and a little loopy, but we knew immediately how much we loved you. You are our most precious gift and we thank Heavenly Father every day that He entrusted us with you. You are our little angel and we marvel in all you are and what you will become.
You have grown so much and we love spending all our time with you and watching you grow and learn. Your energy and joy make us smile every day and we can't imagine not having you in our lives. Our little family is so happy and it couldn't be that way without you. You've stolen our hearts and turned us into babbling idiots, but I wouldn't change anything. Not even if it meant I could sleep in whenever I wanted. Being your mommy is the greatest thing I could ever do and I cherish every moment I spend with you.
Let me tell you a few of my favorite things about you:
-your fun hair...it's in your eyes, makes for great bed head, and is so fun to play with.
-your sense of humor...you make funny faces, sounds, dances, everything you do makes us laugh and we love it.
-how happy you are to see Daddy and me when we come to get you in the morning.
-how much you love to eat...and yes, "eat" is your first official word. You do say, "dadadadadada" and "mamamamama" but the word that you've got down cold is "eat". No surprise there.
This list could go on and on and on but I'll just stop there and save some for another day. We'll be moving to Texas and trying all sorts of new things this year and we'll have so much fun experiencing them together. I love you so much, Ruby, and I can't wait to see what this next year will bring.