Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kinley is 1!

Sweet Kinley,

You have no idea how much you have rocked my world in the past year. You joined our family three weeks earlier than we expected. I didn't know what it was going to be like to have another child, to love another child but as soon as I held your precious tiny body in my hands, I didn't have to "know" how it just was. The first three months were a bit rocky since you had some colic issues. You screamed a lot and slept so little I didn't know how I was possibly going to survive another hour, but we did....together.

Watching you grow up into your own personality has been an absolute joy. Once you learned to smile it practically became a permanent "fixture." You love life. You love people. You especially love your sister. Sometimes you'll wake up before her in the mornings and cry until she wakes up so that you can play with her. Apparently mommy and daddy don't cut the mustard. Your smile, your giggle brighten up my day. You currently love to hug and kiss and you melt me with each one.

You are such a good eater. You will try everything we put in front of you. Sometimes you don't like it, but the things you love (which is the majority) you eat faster than we can cut. You have learned and use sign language for "more" "please" and "all done." I've been working on milk, but you don't seem to want to pick up that one. You wave and clap. You say mama, dada, ba (bath and ball) and every time I tell you I love you you say, "Iiiiii" I know you are trying to say it back and I think it is adorable.

I am totally and utterly smitten. I love you so much. You are my favorite Kinley in the whole world.