Wednesday, April 09, 2008

One Year Ago

Lily came to live with us on April 9, 2007. In some ways it's hard to believe we've had her for a year, in other ways it feels like she's always been with us.

During the past year, we've been there for all the big stuff - rolling over, sitting up, crawling, eating, now walking. And that was really cool - seeing all those milestones.

But we've also been there for the little stuff and the little things are some of my favorites. I love how Lily rubs the satin on her blanket and says, "Ahhhhhhhh" while looking at me to make sure I see her rubbing the satin. I love how she bounces and claps when she hears music with a good beat. I love how she delights in splashing water in the tub and how she does everything with enthusiasm - she lunges after balls, grabs her cup and shoves it into her mouth with a flair, she even goes to sleep with drama - flinging herself down onto the crib with an enormous sigh.
She yells everything, and tries to run everywhere.

She is, quiet simply, an amazing baby. She is beautiful, smart, crazy loud and funny as hell. You know, just like her foster mom. Well, at least the crazy loud part :-)


FosterMom said...

Isn't it fun, watching them grow up and becoming little people with personalities right off the charts! In preparing for our actual adoption, I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and realizing what has gone through our lives and the lives of our little ones in the last two years. Absolutely amazing!

Rebecca said...

and the funny and smart and pretty front, too.

Jess said...

Very Sweet!