In the past year Little Bitty has traveled with us to Indiana twice, Florida three times, North Carolina three times, Texas, Alabama, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
She's learned to sit up, crawl, walk, run, climb, feed herself, undress herself and recently to talk - a lot.
She's gained about 7 or 8 pounds. Grown about 4 or 5 inches taller. Gotten 8 1/2 teeth.
She's started preschool, made friends, played on the beach, gone swimming, gone boating, gone sledding... and fallen in love with Mommy, Daddy and brother. She's also learned to be alright if we aren't right with her.
Through all these change and new experiences, she's smiled and laughed way more than she's cried. When she does cry, it is truly heartfelt and she gives it her all. She's working on learning not to throw things when her fiery temper flares. Most times now she just stands firm and sticks her lip out while staring at her little shoes. Sometimes her disappointment brings her down to the floor where she stays until she's scooped up by Mommy or Daddy. At that point, she usually can't resist a giggle or smile.
She has completely stolen my heart and made me a better parent. She challenges me and amazes me and I can't imagine our family being formed any other way.
We love our Little Bitty.
Now a walk down memory lane...
Our first meeting with Little Bitty
Little Bitty's Embassy Day