seeing my little baby girl turn one.
so many special memories of this time last year,
of her sweet birth and bringing her into our home.
i keep thinking about how she will never be this little again.
she is truly a gift from heaven.
here are her one year photos!
she is wearing her baby blessing dress. still fits!
i just added a sequin collar to spice it up.
and mama & baby...
some fun facts about violet at one year:
+ loves to "talk" on the phone
+ she makes animal sounds! dog, cat & horse
+ she is a very picky eater, despite all my efforts
+ extremely stubborn, strong-willed & independent
+ always on the go!
+ loves music, airplanes, animals & being outdoors
+ always learning new words
(she somehow learned "poopoo")
it's so amazing to me that being a mother
has turned out to be one of the greatest blessings in my life.
yes it's a lot of work, but no work could ever be more rewarding.
being a mother has taught me so much already.
honestly, it can be so tricky to juggle all my roles,
i am still working on finding balance. i am still learning to let go.
i am still learning that i can't do everything.
i am still learning that things need not be perfect.
i am still learning that i can say no. i am still learning to ask for help.
i am still learning to take time for myself.
as busy and crazy as things are in this stage of life, i am so grateful for the journey.
i am so grateful to be a mother. so blessed!!!