Happy first birthday, Emily Kate. We love every little bit of you from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. You're a handful. You're a complete joy. You're the perfect little Emmy and add just the right sugar and spice to our family.
You're in to everything. You climb everything. And that giggle and grin that takes over your little face the moment you realize I've spotted your mischief makes me smile every time no matter the mischief.
You possess one of those rare smiles that exudes true, pure, absolute joy every single time. Your smiles are the richest treasures I could spend a lifetime gathering.
You rarely sleep and hate naps. You've taught me that I could withstand more than I imagine. And you maybe taught me to become a tad bit dependent on dark chocolate to make it through my days.
You are an unexpected combination of can't sit still long enough to read a book, yet can't get enough of mommy snuggles and kisses. Oh and your cuddles and kisses are the sweetest gifts. Slobbery baby kisses and scrumptious cooing cuddles. I love every single one of them because I love every bit of you.
You are such a mama's girl and always have been. You are ever crawling after me saying "mamamamamamamama" until I pick you up and tote you around the house with me. Your requests for a nurse are so sweet, a whiny "mamama nununu" followed by a little giggle.
You love food. You can eat. It's so much fun to watch you munching your food and saying "mmmmmm" almost the entire time you're chewing. And you've been out eating your sister almost since the day you started solids.
You are a wonder through and through. And I wouldn't change a single thing about you.
All my love,