Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy First Birthday, Josephine!

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Spoiler alert: she totally wasn't into the cupcake. Which boggles my mind because Sister loves her some sweets.  She did revel in the singing though, so we went ahead and did it twice.  Come to think of it, none of my kiddos have enjoyed their first birthday cake.  Weirdos.

So, Josie.  You are such a little imp.  Little being the operative word as you weigh a pint size 17 pounds.  Which is good because you love to be carried.  And I love carrying you.  Even when it puts my arm to sleep I cannot bring myself to put you down.  You're the ray of sunshine I didn't know was missing from my life.  

Your daddy is smitten and it's a good thing because you're still not sleeping through the night.  You have a glowing smile for everyone, but lungs of a banshee when you don't get your way.  Which is rare.  Because, child you have our hearts and souls in your grubby little hands.  Seriously, your hands are always filthy.  Your brothers dote on you and will bend over backward for a smile or giggle.  They dance for you and sing for you and bring you toy after toy.  They share their snacks and invite you to play all their crazy games. 

You've started crawling and pulling up.  You're into absolutely everything and love to wave hello to people.  You say 'hi' and 'bye' (although admittedly they sound about the same).  You also say 'WHOA' (which is hilarious) and 'uh-oh', which is less hilarious only because it's usually accompanied by something messy smattering all over my floor.

I can't wait to see the girl and woman you become.  Except I can.  I can wait because I wish I could pause and enjoy the precious peanut that you are right now for just a wisp of a moment longer.

We love you, Josie.  This year has been long but also much too short.

Happy Birthday.

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JUMP  BACK IN TIME: The day Josie was born.

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3 comments:

Elaine A. said...

I know it sound COMPLETELY cliche but it really does seem like just yesterday when you were newly pregnant with her!

She is just precious. Happy Birthday to your sweet baby GIRL!! ;D

anymommy said...

She's so cute!! Happy birthday, pretty girl.

GRANDMA MIMI said...

SURE HAVE SOME BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN THERE.LITTLE RICKY(SP?) HAS CUTEST SMILE,BUT NOT AS CUTE AS MY GRANDDAUGHTER! SOME GREAT PICS THOUGH!!

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