You are one baby girl. We made it through the first year together. I am still so glad you are here. I love how you watch and explore quietly and have decided to do things in your own time. You have thrown me for a loop so many times in your first year, but I think that it's been good for me, God knew I needed a you.
You currently love to climb stairs and would do it all day long if you allowed. Walking hasn't come yet, but that doesn't stop you from being super quick on your knees and palms. You are a bit of a daredevil at times and its probably something you have in common with your older brother Ephraim, who is extremely good at testing the limits on things for his advantage.
You are loved deeply by your siblings. One of my favorite things has been to see how your siblings love on you. While they may get annoyed slightly here and there with you stealing their toy or messing with their game, they cheer you on in each new thing. Every new ability is a cause for celebration and they just sing your praises to no end. Baby girl, you are loved.
You love to be cuddled and have a mama right near. You are greatly weary of strangers if they try to hold you or pick you up. Sometimes you get scared if you are too far away from someone you trust and you still aren't the greatest fan of the car, but you tolerate it much more now and sometimes will even take a nap in it.
You love playing with cup and bowls and things that can go inside of cups and bowls. You are excellent at tearing pages of books and unfortunately a few library books have fallen prey to your habits. You enjoy being held by your mama especially in the sling so you can safely look out on the world and experience things close to your life source.
You are calmed by walks and sometimes will only fall asleep when out on one. You aren't the greatest of nappers some days but you seem to enjoy sleep at night as long as you are cuddled, and for that we are thankful. You are so sweet in so many ways and we can't wait to see what your second year has in store for you.
Happy Birthday, Stella girl!