Here are just a few reasons from this past year why I'm so grateful to be your maaaww-ma (that's how you say it these days...And just like last year, I'll take the blame for the drawl).
Girl loves her some greasy catfish.
Picked up veggies from the farmers market with Daddy.
Still loves to read. And put stuff on her head.
Finally worked up the courage to go swimming and LOVES it.
Also worked up the courage to get in one of these things, whatever they're called.
Oh, and did I say still loves to read. And sticks her tongue out while she's concentrating just like Daddy.
Pouts and whines like an ole pro now. Also knows exactly how to put herself in time out.
Was totally ok that this is the only outfit mama made her this year. (See previous posts about adoption...)
Came to mama's aaawwwffice on a hurricane day and left me all kinds of secret messages in legal pads. Found this one just the other day.
Thought this blue straw was the best part of our adoption journey.
Told everyone she saw for months and months that she had a sister half way around the world.
And was over the moon excited when that sister came home for good.
Is perfectly content to eat snacks and supervise while Sofia gets poked and prodded.
Enjoys reading even more with a buddy.
Cracks me up every day.
Saw snow for the first time since she was 3 days old and, after about 20 minutes, told me her thumbs were cold. Congrats girlie, you are my child.
Gets a devilish twinkle in her eye when she's plotting to swing Sofia into the sky.
We just got home from a concert at church where they showed a video about our adoption. They asked us why we started the process and the short answer was love. You and Sofia teach us how to love better and fully, patiently and with all we've got. Until next year, love you little big girl.