Oh my dearest Evelyn Grace.
I cannot believe you are now closer to one than you are from birth.
It seems like only yesterday, or even, 15 minutes ago, I was holding you on my chest, brand new and teenytiny. And now, here you are, an 18lb tank of a little girl with a thriving personality and beautiful smile.
We learn more about you every day. You are as bright as the sun--so vibrant and full of love. You enjoy everything. EVERYTHING! You are quick to smile, easy to laugh, and exude joy at every moment. You are inquisitive and patient. You will take your time to figure out a new toy, or hold your paci just the right way. You are friendly, and enjoy the presence of other babies and people. You are also dramatic, and when you are angry, boy are you angry. You cry, and then take a deep breath, and we just *know* what's coming as you let out your gigantic yell. But even that is quite adorable (although not at 4am). You are very talkative.
Now that you have rolling down, you are working on crawling. I am soooooo not ready for it. You can scoot backwards very well. Just yesterday, you did your first army crawl. You can also sit up on your own for extended periods of time. You have already developed your pincher grasp! I hadn't even noticed until Aunt Ashley pointed it out.
You are a good little eater. You love banana, mango, yogurt, broccoli and avocado. You aren't really interested in food beyond 5 minutes, but you do well in those 5 minutes. For now, you are completely content to nurse. Ashley took some beautiful pictures of us nursing this past weekend and I will treasure them forever and ever. It is our special bond--something no one else can provide for you. I am so thankful to share it with you, and hope it continues until you are ready to stop!
Evelyn, your laugh is infectious and your eyes are so deep. I can't help but think of this line from the new Jason Mraz song:
"When I look into your eyes, it's like watching the night sky, or a beautiful sunrise, there's so much they hold."
I am constantly amazed by your beauty.
You are a constant source of happiness. We love watching you learn, and grow, and change. You are the best baby we could have asked for, and better than our wildest dreams. We love you so very much.