Wednesday, July 17, 2013

july 11

july 11 came and went despite my feverish attempts to ignore my baby would indeed become a 1 yr. old.

typical conversation amongst jeff, myself & many a stranger over the past several months...
stranger "how old?"
jeff "one year"
me "NO, NO NO.  not a year.  10 months, 11 months, 11 months & 29 days.  Not a year!  not yet.  not close.  not a year!!!"

now angel, you are a year and what a beautiful year it has been.  we cherish every moment and memory.
lyda, i love your laugh, your smile, your persistence, your bravery, how you enjoy attention, your self confidence (yes, i want to be held - by you - right now.  pick me up!).
i love your joy, i love your tears,  i love that crazy headband atop that beautiful bald head, i love how you sleep with your nose nuzzled in the pink bunny & your feet crossed at the ankles, i love that you're my 'chow hound,' and the way your face beams when you see your family.
i love to kiss your sweet head, i love feeding you, i love watching you sleep & watching you wake.  i love the soft noises you make as you chat away & that you love to engage with others.  an extrovert?  in our family?  i love when you say 'momma,' 'dadda,' for these are the two words you've mastered.
i love every ounce of your precious self.

you are a doll.  a beautiful, porcelain doll.  thank you God for this special year.
we adore you!  


  1. So sweet! I laughed bc constantly Casey tells people Maggie the next month older than she is....7 months before she was. Now she's 7 months & I'm sure soon he'll be saying 8 months! Happy birthday Lyda!

    1. Erica, what is it with these guys?? Jeff does it with all our kids. He was saying e was 4 when barely 3. Now he says Langston is 7. Wait a minute! Not until the end of oct!!! Glad u understand:)))

  2. Oh I completely understand too! Hanging on to the week plus I have left of Way being younger than 1!! Lyda is beautiful! Do you ever tire of me saying that??? Oh my goodness! What a sweet post---love how you love her so much! Obviously!

  3. Of course I don't tire of hearing that. If you don't tire of me saying how precious way is:). You are sweet! Thank you for the lyda compliments.

  4. She is precious! Beautiful posts my friend! Love hearing about your kids!