Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sweet Elliana!

I'm not sure if I'll have time to sit and write this tomorrow, Elliana's official birthday, but since it was one year ago today that I went into labor, I figure it's ok for me to write my birthday note to my sweet girl.

Elliana, Ellie Girl, Love Bug, Ellianski-Boo,

What an absolute JOY you are!! I can hardly believe that it's been a whole year since we first laid eyes on you. What a year it has been!!! You are an incredibly sweet little girl. You love to cuddle, you love your big brother, your lambie and, of course, your daddy and your mommy, (there is no denying that you are a mommy's girl...we're finally getting to a point where someone else can be holding you while I'm in the room...and if I leave the room, you're doing ok now. :)

I have cherished every minute that I get to spend with you. You've given me more opportunities to be up in the night than Noah did...some nights were hard, other nights I remembered how fast this time was going to go, and soaked in every last minute I had to nurse you, rock you, sing to you and pray for you.

You are a mischevious little girl. If there's something not to touch, you'll touch it. If there's something not to climb, you'll climb it as fast as you can. If there's something that shouldn't be eaten, you'll pop it in your mouth before anyone has the chance to take it away. BUT you do it all with the biggest smile! :) A smile that truly melts our hearts.

You love to eat. Even though you're smaller than Noah was at your age, you are my little piggy. If you could, you would eat all day long. You weren't a big fan of baby food, but as soon as we started table food, you ate anything and everything I put in front of you. And since you had your first taste of "sweets" long before your brother did, you recognize when one of us is eating something sweet and DEMAND that we give some to you. :)

You say: Mama, dada, ba (ball) and just this week began pointing to things and saying, "this" and "that" so cute. :)

Elliana Joy, your mommy, daddy and big brother, love you to pieces. You have added so much to our family and we feel so blessed to have you with us. We look forward to another year with you.

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