Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Madeline!

My beautiful baby girl,

You turned one year old today. It has been the best year of my life. You are sweet, cuddly, charming, talkative, giggly, generous, intelligent, and happy. Your Dada and I have so much fun with you!

You have no idea what you do to us! We are so crazy in love with you. Often, after you go to bed at night, we look at pictures of you and smile and comment on how wonderful we think you are. Sometimes we tiptoe into your room to look at you sleeping, and plant a kiss on your head.

You have taught me what love is all about. What the deepest, truest, most raw kind of love is all about. I had no idea this kind of feeling existed until I met you. You have taught me a lot of things! Before you came along, I was never really sure how to act around children, and now I am comfortable around them. You have taught me patience.. sometimes it takes you a long time to eat a meal or to get up the stairs, but there is nothing in the world that I would rather do than wait and let you achieve those things on your own.

You turned one year old an hour ago. Dada and I went into your room to kiss you at the exact minute you were born.. 11:30pm Florida time, 8:30pm California time. We held hands and just looked at you. I started to cry tears of happiness because I feel so blessed and lucky to have you in my life. Thank you for being my daughter. I love you so very much!

Happy Birthday!!


These are pictures of you at one year old!

Here you are cuddling while you sleep with your new elephant, Mr. Heffalump Soft.

Here you are after you woke up, with the messiest hair you have ever had!

Here you are after I combed your hair, and you are playing with the toys Omi and Opa got you for your birthday.

Here you are at Chuck E. Cheese's! We took you there for your birthday dinner. You are eating a french fry.

Here you are checking out the games at Chuck E. Cheese.

Here you are crawling on the floor at Chuck E. Cheese. You still don't feel like walking!

Here you are on the clock swing at Chuck E. Cheese. You had fun on the rides.

************** One year ago today **************

Omi is holding you after you were born. In this picture you were only a few minutes old!

Omi is giving you a snuggle after you were born.

You were born at home. This is our first family picture. You were less than an hour old.

Here you are two days old, on the way to visit the midwife's office.


Jenn Ann said...

So precious!!!

Robin said...

happy birthday Maddie !!! so many fun adventures ahead !!

Court said...

Beautiful Baby Girl!! Congrats on making a year!!

KFuj said...

Happy 1st birthday, Maddie!

It has been great watching (thru blogs) you grow over the year.

Queen B said...

Happy Birthday!

wow, Bianka, I was tearing up just reading the post. Can't believe it's already been a year since you were the blogging laborer :)

Marla said...

hope u had a fun birthday maddie!! xxoxoxo

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

Holy cow! A year has passed by, happy birthday little one

Kim Thomas said...

I can't believe it has been a year. I love that two day old pic