happy 1st birthday to my sweet baby girl, kennedy!
you have brought so much joy to our lives precious daughter. you make me, daddy and your angel big brother matthew so proud. watching you grow over this past year has been such an amazing experience. i only wish time would slow down. i can't believe you're already ONE!
it seems like yesterday daddy was telling me that you were a girl and you were beautiful and healthy. i still remember when i first heard you cry and all the anxiety i had was replaced by tears of joy. my heart lept at that very moment and has been ever since.
you're not quite walking yet but you are crawling all over and cruising along everything. you have just started to let go and balance yourself for a few seconds but then you sit down. daddy and i got you a push walker for your birthday and we're hoping you will like it better soon (you cried when we first put you behind it!) you have 3 bottles of milk a day (we just switched to whole milk), and 3 meals a day and 1-2 snacks. each meal you still have baby food because you only have 2 teeth that just came in last week, but you do like solid foods. your favorites are bananas, strawberries, mandarin oranges, pears, blueberries, advocado, black beans, turkey, crackers, rice cakes, and yogurt.
you love playing and your favorite toys are your baby doll, xylophone, piano, books, play kitchen, and sophie the teething giraffe. you love to laugh and you still do your hissing face which cracks us up. if music is playing you like to dance. if i say, "bounce, bounce, bounce" you start dancing too! you like to go for walks in the stroller and playing with other kids. you're still a little shy when it comes to new people or seeing someone you haven't seen in awhile but you warm up as long as i stay in the room with you! you are a great night sleeper from 6:30pm to 7 or 7:30am. you take 2 naps for about an hour each, around 9:30am and 1:30pm. you love mommy but certainly when daddy comes home, you can't wait to spend time with him. you love getting lots of hugs and kisses and LOVE to be tickled!
we love you so much baby girl. thank you for giving us the amazing gift of joy! while God gave us a heavenly angel for our first-born, he gave us an earthly angel in you.