Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hapde Burfday Baby

My darling Samantha,

One year ago today you came into our lives. A beautiful, perfect, dark haired little girl that was the answer to my prayers.

There was heartache on our journey to that day. But there has been nothing but joy and wonder since.

You remind me every day that the things worth having are worth fighting for.
Birth day.
Hospital photo.

Month 1.
Month 2.
Month 3.
Month 4.
Month 5.
Month 6.
Month 7.
Month 8.

Month 9.

Month 10.

Month 11.

At one year you are:
*still the happiest baby ever. Everyone who sees you (stranger or not) remarks on your demeanor
*still a crappy sleeper, but we are getting there, I hope
*a voracious eater of everything, you are particularly fond of ice cream and will come crawling as fast as you can from anywhere in the house when you get wind of it coming out of the freezer
*in love with playing outside, you are happy to crawl off and just explore the sights and sounds and smells and tastes (to my chagrin) of everything
*adding new words - uh oh, shiny, dada, mama, cat, kitty and working on the sign for eat in addition to the sign for milk
*starting to stand for a few moments on your own
*funny! You snort because you know it makes us laugh
*in love with paper, you will cry if you don't get the shopping list or some coupons to play with
*starting to show that old sibling rivalry with Jack. There is much screeching if he touches your toys and you can't wait for him to leave for school every day so you can head straight to his room to get in trouble!
*finally starting to enjoy the bathtub, an interesting toy seems to help

And here we are. One year and many changes later. It's amazing how fast it has gone my sweet girl. I look forward to the coming year when I get to know the little person you are becoming even more.

Love you baby,


  1. Happy Birthday!! Such a beautiful blessing.

  2. Happy Birthday, little sweetie!! May you have a wonderful day!

  3. She really is just about the cutest thing. I've been meaning to ask - what is the necklace she always wears? When I was a baby, I always wore a necklace, bracelet and a teeny ring. I suppose child services would swoop in if they got wind a baby had a teeny choking hazard ring on these days. Happy birthday, Sammi!

  4. Happy Birthday, Sweet Sammi! May you always bring your family such joy!

  5. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Happy Birthday to your little lady! She is so darn cute. Every time I see pictures, I think she's the perfect girl version of Jack. They look a lot alike.

    This past year flew by! Babies grow so fast!

    ~ Jennifer

  6. Happy Birthday sweet cheeks!!

  7. Happy Happy Birthday Sammi! What a little cutie!!!

  8. Happy Birthday, Sammi!

  9. Happy Birthday to Cheeks!!

    She is darling and I love reading all about her. (And I hope she sleeps soon.) :)

  10. Happy Birthday! I can't believe it's been a year already!

  11. She just makes me smile...love watching her grow up on your blog. Happy Birthday Sammi!

  12. Happy Day Cheeks....And oh what a gorgeous girlie you are. So much hair in that last photo! Beautiful...smiles...Renee

  13. Anonymous3:56 PM

    She's beautiful. Congratulations to the happy family.

  14. happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

    (not sure if you're interested, but there's a sleep clinic at st. luke's that helped me with my 2 youngest kids.)

  15. Yay for Sammi! (and Sarah!)

    you know how some babies change a lot and don't look like their previous selves from months ago? not sammi. she looks SO like herself from month 2!

  16. Hard to imagine not only that she's one, but that she's managed to get cuter every month. Happy birthday, Sammi!

  17. Happy Belated Burday, Cheeks! A year old, wow! Amazing.

  18. Hope you enjoyed her special day - so sweet!


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