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My husband Mark and I live in the southeast U.S. with our lovely daughters, Amelia and Florence. We also share our lives with a lab(ish) goofball of a dog named Shelby.
Dear Amelia, Today you are seventeen months old – almost a year and a half! You are incredibly independent and smart, and you’re very friendly. You still smile and wave at just about everyone we meet! You are much more confident at walking now, and you reach for my hand less and less. It makes [...]
Dear Amelia, Today you are sixteen months old. I know I say this all of the time, but you are at such a fun age. There is so much personality stuffed into your tiny little body, and you are a lot of fun to be around! This past month the fourth of your first molars [...]
Dear Amelia, Today you are fifteen months old. Today is also your Grandpa D’s birthday! You are going to see him (and Grandma G) in just a few days – they are flying up here for the weekend, and we are all going to have so much fun together! You are such a funny girl [...]
Dear Amelia, Today you are fourteen months old, and you are such an amazing little girl! You fill my days with joy and I am so thankful that I have been blessed with such a wonderful daughter. You have such a great personality, and it is so fun to watch you grow and develop into [...]
Dear Amelia, Today you are thirteen months old. You are developing into such a joyful little girl, and I couldn’t be more proud of you. We went for your one year checkup on January 4th – you were 28 1/4 inches long and you weighed 16 pounds. Your doctor isn’t really worried about your weight [...]
Dear Amelia, Happy birthday! Darling baby girl, it is so hard to believe that you are already one year old! You seem so grown up, and I find it hard to remember that you were ever a tiny and helpless newborn. You are into everything these days, and I love that about you. You are [...]
Dear Amelia, Today you are eleven months old. Most mornings you are content to play in your crib with some toys for the few minutes it takes me or Daddy to come and get you. Whenever you wake up, whether it’s in the mornings or after a nap, you are always incredibly happy. In fact, [...]