Our teeny little girl has so much personality that I am excited to see what she brings to the world, what kind of trouble she gets in to and the fun that we have. We have already had so much fun, year 2 has a lot to live up to but I am sure we can do it.
you are 1! we made it an entire year! you have helped us become better people and better parents and we thank you for that. i have been feeling very sappy lately and crying pretty much every single time i think about you turning 1. you are still so teeny but you are so fierce. you make us laugh, worry, plug our noses, strive to be more fun, and just enjoy every moment. thank you for coming the way you did and when you did because that is what created exactly where we are right now.
so many people love you, do you realize that? Our friend started a fund to help pay for your hospital bills and so many people donated! Your family, your friends and even strangers reached out to make the three of us feel loved and supported and there really are no words for their kindness, instead i ask you to grow up and to be giving the way we will be and the way people have been to you.
there are so many things left to teach you - how to drink out of a cup, how to blow kisses and how to balance a check book but first things first little Claire - i want to teach you how to bbq for your friends, how to float a sunday away with no cares in pool and how to enjoy delicious cake [thank you, Elaine].
i love you, so very much my baby girl, sleep tight because when you wake up you will be ONE