This last month has gone really fast and has been so much fun. This has always been my favorite time of the year, but has been even better with you here. We've been really busy this month and have gone to lots of new places. You have loved it! You are so social and love being around people. Every time someone looks at you, you do this little giggle and shrug your shoulders and give the biggest smile. It is wonderful! I hope you keep loving people.
One of the parties you got to go to this year was a Cowboy and Indian party. We all got to dress up and you were the cutest little Indian ever. I had so much fun making your costume and getting to dress up as a family.
We are so lucky to have lots of friends to play with. You're especially lucky to have lots of girlfriends your age. We've had lots of playdates and this month you have started noticing other babies more and more and I can't wait for you to really play with them.
This month we celebrated Thanksgiving and clearly we are the most thankful for you this year! We had Thanksgiving at your Grandma and Grandpa's house first and then went to Aunt Sheri's house for a second Thanksgiving and a little Hanukkah celebration too.
This day last year was really scary for us, as I was newly pregnant with you and we had a scare where we thought we had lost you. It such a hard day and I was so happy to replace those memories with new ones this year. You have made every tradition we have better and better!
Your sleep finally started getting a little better at the end of this month. You are now spending the whole nights in your crib and on a good night you wake up to eat twice and have even stayed asleep until 7:45 in the morning. We still haven't managed to break you of being swaddled as your flailing arms still wake you up, but maybe next month?
One of your biggest discoveries this month is that you can blow bubbles. You blow bubbles all day long. Even in the middle of the night when I am feeding you. It is really funny and you are quite proud of your new skill.
You got to go swimming for this first time this month and you loved it. We went away for the weekend to a little house in Wisconsin with our friends David, Ally and Ella. We had so much fun, but I think the best part for you was swimming. We went at least three times and each time you were so happy in the water. This made your daddy SO happy, since he loves swimming!
My favorite thing about you is your smile. You smile ALL the time. You smile at me, at daddy, Molly, other people, everything! You even smile when I take your picture. You may be one of the happiest babies there ever was. It has been so fun watching your little personality come out and your daddy and I couldn't be more happy with who you are.
I am continually amazed at how much you are growing and changing every month. Sometimes I am sad that it is going so fast. There are days I wish you were a little newborn baby again, but I am also so happy at the sweet, happy, fun little girl you are becoming. It is so much fun being your mom and I am thankful God picked me for the job!