Dear Sweet Addie,
Wow! Today you turned 9 months old! How is it possible that you will be 1 year old in just three months? You are SUCH a joy and have added SO MUCH to our lives. We can't even remember what it was like before you came along. You are growing so fast, it's hard to believe! In the last two weeks, you have started crawling...and wow you are fast! You are also pulling up on things, and you want to be standing as much as possible. Usually when go into your room to get you up from a nap, you are standing up, grinning at us from ear to ear. I think you saved up these major milestones for the time Mommy and Daddy were home with you over the break. Thank you!!! Oh, sweet girl....You are so happy! You smile at us all the time. Today I took you with me to the grocery store and you made friends on every aisle. I told you about everything we got....apples, bananas, and milk. We even practiced the moooo sound while we were talking about where milk comes from. You are like a sponge...you seem to soak up everything we say and do. Our favorite thing to do is to watch you explore. Everything is new and exciting to you. You are eating so good, playing so hard, and sleeping so peacefully. We cannot even begin to describe how much fun it has been to be off with you for 16 days for our Christmas break. Even though we are sad to return to work tomorrow, we are thankful for the time we have had and will always treasure the memories of your first Christmas, your first New Year's, and so much more. We love you, sweet girl!
Love, Mommy & Daddy
ps--I can't even reread this without crying!
Just 9 short months ago....
9 Months Old!