Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sweet Delia

Dear Delia,

Today is your FIRST birthday! I can't believe a year has already gone by with you in our lives. You have brought us so much joy! You have such a great sense of humor and are always a smiley, smiley, giggly baby. Everywhere we go, people comment on your happy disposition. They ask me, "Is she always like this?" I honestly and proudly answer, "Yes. Yes, she is!" You love to bug your brother, stand up, and crawl around. We are always finding you underneath things: chairs, tables, etc. You hardly EVER cry, and are such a great sleeper. You don't like to be rocked to sleep - you want to be snuggled in your crib all by yourself before you go to sleep. You know no strangers - you go to anyone with a smile on your face. You love your Auntie "Monin" and Uncle "Tad". You love your Nana, Papa, Gramma, Bompa and all of your family members. You finally have four teeth. Your hair is getting long - almost long enough to put a little barret in! You have beautiful, HUGE blue eyes. You love to suck on your first two fingers whenever you need comfort or want to go to sleep. You adore your daddy and like to say, "Hi, Dada!". You love being tickled. You love snuggling. You love your new little baby dolls that Nana got you for Christmas. You snuggle and kiss them and say, "bah-bah." Your brother tries to torment you, but you hold your own and defend yourself quite well. You like it when we sing to you, when we read you books, and when we play music for you. You like to watch Aidan - he fascinates you! I never thought I would have a little girl to dress up and cover in pink from head to toe!

Your daddy and I love you so very much. You are so beautiful! You are our sweet little baby girl and you bring us so much joy! We look forward to watching you grow up and seeing what kind of person you grow up to be. Happy Birthday, "Gia"!