Happy Happy Birthday Gracie Girl

My baby girl is one!!! oh my goodness.
I attempted to do a cake smash with her, but she wouldn't have anything to do with it.  Se barely licked a tiny bit of frosting and refused anything else.  She stood up, knocked it over and just ran around.  But thats ok! :)  She looked darn beautiful doing it.  

A letter to my baby:

My beautiful Myra Grace,

Happy birthday!  You are ONE!!! Holy moly!?! Where did time go?  I swear it slipped away somewhere with all your bows and daddy's socks.  Can time be stolen from another dimension?  

I hope you feel loved every day, I hope you know how much joy you bring into the lives around you, I hope that you are happy and I hope that I am teaching you well.  

It has been a bit of an emotional week for me thinking about you growing.  Daddy and I laid in bed the other night looking at pictures and watching videos of you from your first few months of life.  Everything is already so different from then.  You love to get into the tupperware cupboard, eat everything in sight, scowl at momma, sign doggie, run around, and play hide and seek.  You are so full of life and personality and I wouldn't change a thing about you... ok, actually I wish you would cuddle with me a little more.  But the fact that cuddles are hard to come by, make the ones we do get that much more awesome!!!

Thank you for being my best friend.  Thank you for making me a momma one year ago.  Thank you for being YOU.  

I love you forever, for always, no MATTER WHAT!!!! A bushel and a peck my love.