Emma Bobbi (AKA EmBobs, Bubbie Bumpkins, and formerly Baby Emma),
I usually have your monthly picture posted first thing in the morning, but this morning I was at a loss for words. This month is BIG – you’re ONE! How can I ever come up with the right words to express how much I love you and what this last year has meant to us?
We loved you from the minute we found out I was pregnant with you. You are more beautiful and smart than we could have ever imagined. You are perfect in every way and the prettiest little girl in the world. (By the way, Dad loves when people tell us how beautiful they think you are because he thinks they are obviously also saying how beautiful HE is since you look just like him!) 😂 You are daddy’s little girl and can do no wrong in his eyes.
You have such a fun, playful personality and have grown up so much in the last year. I love everything about you – your smile, the way you always rest your feet one foot on top of the other, the way you smile and wiggle back and forth in your crib with your eyes still closed when I come to get you up every morning, your belly laughs, your beautiful blue eyes and cute little hands, watching you crawl around, and hearing you say mama and dada. I no longer see a baby when I look at you, but a beautiful little girl.
You have loved getting a bath since your very first one. You love to play sports with Dad. You could also play with your toys for hrs. and not get bored and most of your favorite toys were given to you from Grandma – like your picnic set and stacking cups. You love books, puffs, will try pretty much any food we give you, have been sleeping through the night since you were 2 months old, love to be carried upstairs, and think Puppy Dog Pals are pretty much the best thing ever (I am glad because you will have a puppy of your own one day.). You are completely spoiled by Aunt Amy and Uncle Nick. They love you like you are their own and it is pretty obvious the feelings are mutual. You have had more photo shoots with Aunt Amy than most professional models, love to dance with her, and you have her wrapped around your little fingers.
You have always been generally easy going and happy – even when teething or sick. There are things you are not fond of though – like feeding yourself, socks, or having to wait more than 5 seconds for your food to get from the plate to your mouth. You are also not a fan of getting sleepy when you want to stay up and don’t want to miss anything. You don’t like to get your teeth brushed but we are working on it.
I can’t wait to watch you continue to learn, grow, and become more and more of your own little person.
To quote Blake Shelton,
“Baby, if I had to choose
My best day ever
My finest hour, my wildest dream come true
Mine would be you”
We love you more than words could ever explain, Emma.
Happy Birthday to you, pretty little lady! ❤️