When we first brought her home ... THAT WAS THE BEST!
Those smiles those newborns smile when they are sleeping ... THOSE WERE PRETTY GREAT! I have so many video clips of her sleeping "just to catch those smiles!"
Watching her start to become mobile and knowing everything was going to be so different once she could get around on her own, and the anticipation on that happening. THAT WAS PRETTY GREAT! She never really crawled, she scooted and commando crawled.
When she started to laugh and giggle ... THAT WAS THE BEST!! For the longest time, I was the only one that could make her laugh!
Her sitting up for the first time ... Pretty cool!
Letting her discover new foods and textures. THAT WAS PRETTY AWESOME!
Hearing her say Mama for the first time!! MAKING MY HEART EXPLODE THE BEST!!
Each new word... EACH ONE WAS PRETTY GREAT!!
When she learned to pull herself up to standing and furniture walk ... it was a whole new world for her .. and THAT WAS THE BEST! She was able to discover so many things and this was amazing to watch her do this (kind of on her own).
When she discovered she could stand on her own without holding onto anything ... THAT WAS THE BEST! MY BIG GIRL!
When she took her first steps!! ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!!
When she learned she could dance! THAT WAS THE BEST!
Hearing her say I Love You for the first time ... I couldn't hear it enough ... THAT WAS THE BEST!
Seeing her genuinely love and want to take care of her little sister ... THAT WAS THE BEST!
There are so many more things I could add to this list!! But the way she is right now, every single day. I don't know if it is the age she is at or if it's just her. I like to think it's just her. She has blossomed into the most thoughtful, beautiful, caring, kind-hearted little girl!
Last night while we were getting ready for bed, M was crying, she said, "I don't want her to cry. Can I sing a song for her?" She did, she made up the best song and it totally came from how she felt because she sang it over and over (I videoed it). The words pretty much the same:
I love you M. Don't cry M.
I appreciate it M.
I love you don't cry.
Let me hold you. Mommy's gonna hold you in a minute
I love you. Mommy's gonna hold you in a minute.
I love you M, don't cry, I love you!
She wants to help everyone, do the things they need to do or fix boo boos. She'll cheer someone on when they do something good! She likes to help out in situations where she can talk about doing the right thing and wanting to do the right thing and wanting to be a nice girl! She likes to pretend she's writing and in her scribbles, she always likes to read what she wrote and it's almost always something sweet to me. About her love for all of us and how sweet we are to her, The first time I heard her (as she put her hand on her heart and said) "My heart is beautiful and I love you more than I can tell you for always." I always tell her I love her more than all the stars in the sky or that I love her more than she'll ever know... and she's trying to say something of the same sort. It always comes out, "I love you more than I can tell you for always" ... words I'll love to hear forever! As we lay down to sleep at night, she'll be silent and I'll think she's sleeping and she'll whisper that she loves me, or that she had fun that day, or that she's lucky I'm her Mommy. I always tell her how lucky I am to be her's and M's Mommy!
She makes my heart melt, she makes my heart explode so many times everyday! I love her!
She's full of love, she knows how much she's loved ... All of this sweetness that is just so genuine THIS IS THE BEST!!!!!