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a fun year!

Can a year already be gone?  At times, it feels like forever ago that she was such a tiny baby and other times, it seems like last week.  It has been so fascinating watching her grow and learn new things.  I love observing her new skills and habits.  We are truly blessed with a very happy and easy going baby.  I tell hubby all the time that we are so blessed...hope baby #2 will be like that whenever we have another one.  She is our little sunshine and such a delight!

The past year may not have always been easy, but it has been so rewarding and I wouldn't change it for anything.  I love being Z's mama and spending every day with her.  Being a mom is truly the best job and so rewarding {also hard and tiring, just a side note though}.  I'm learning what it means to love sacrificially and unconditionally, but I still have so much more to learn along the way. 

Her actual birthday was on Tuesday, but we had a family party on Sunday.  Almost the extended family on my hubby's side was there.  My parents extended their visit with us and were able to party as well!  We had beautiful weather and enjoyed sitting outside during cake time and then grilling.  Z did great all day, even though she didn't get a good nap in and there was so much attention on her.  She took it like a pro! 

she was very unsure about her cupcake
she did great opening her presents and being the center of attention
a little birthday ice cream with GD and GM Kidd, on her actual bday! :)

she thinks it's fun being 1!
checking her loot

she didn't really need any help opening her one year old!
enjoying her new Legos

So thankful for this sweet, energetic, fun, cute girl!  I look forward to the years to come and to continue to watch her grow and learn.  I can't wait to see more and more of her personality come out and to watch her become a young girl and then one day a young woman.  We pray that she will live her life with the Lord and that she will tell others about Him.  We pray that she will be confident in His love for her and share that love with others.

Baby Girl, this year has been incredible!  
We love you so much and are so thankful for you!


  1. aw! i like that you are both helping her blow out the candle! :)
    cutie pie ... can't believe she's "so old"! ;)


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