It's not that you're the easiest baby EVER
Or that you rarely cry or freely give snuggles.
It's not that you're the petite baby girl we always wanted
Or that you're cute in your home made clothes.
It's not that your brother absolutely adores you
Or that you're a girlly girl who loves dolls and playing tea
But can still drive Cars with Big Brother like any little brother could or tough as nails.
It's not that your entrance into this world was perfectly timed.
Or that you're still very feminine even when wearing Brother's hand-me-downs.
It's not that you wave like a princess and have the cutest baby feet
Or that you eat anything and everything (especially Mom's home-cooked chili and spaghetti).
It's not that you look so cute in your cloth diapers when not sitting on the potty
Or that your smile can melt hearts and part seas.
It's not that you snuggle into the nook, suck your thumb, and wake up in our family bed...
But it's your sweet gentle spirit that has filled so many places in our hearts. Which explains the many names we've bestowed upon you. We did not know how much you would add to our lives. We love you so much. It's been an amazing and unforgettable first year of your life!