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Emmett Grey Turns 1

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Dear Emmett,

How has an entire year gone by since the first time I laid eyes on your sweet face? Time is going too quickly already! And now we have a new baby on the way again, can you believe it? I want to take a few minutes and just tell you the many ways in which you have enriched our lives and made our family even better than it was, which is pretty impressive because your brother is pretty rad. But the two of you together, is practically perfect. I can’t even imagine how full our hearts will be when we get to add one more baby to the fold.

You are so different from your brother, and it’s been so fun to experience something so brand new. While Dominic has always carried huge feelings, happy or sad, you are much more even keeled. Which can be great in some ways, because you don’t get as upset as he used to, but it’s also much harder to make you smile and giggle! You really like to make us work for it! Outside of the our home, people usually think you’re a very serious baby… but here with us, we know the truth. You are super happy and silly, I just think you might be a little shy. :o) And no matter what happens, you just kinda roll through life, very laid back. So sweet natured and snuggly, I just can’t get enough of your loves.

You’re not quite walking yet, but you are SO close! Standing all the time, walking around furniture and even letting go, but despite our best efforts, you’re just not quite ready to take that step. Soon though, we all know it. I don’t want to take my eyes off of you for even a second for fear of missing the big moment!

Emmett, this time last year, I was in Memphis with your Birth Mom. And boy, is she an incredible woman. It hasn’t always been easy for her, but despite the circumstances she was given, she made this amazing, unselfish choice that has blessed our life in ways she couldn’t possibly ever fully understand. We will always be grateful to her, and I want to make sure you know that.

Are you excited? Because tonight, you get to eat CAKE!! Yay for first birthdays!! I can’t wait to get my camera in front of your precious, cake-covered face! I love you so much, my little love bug and I can’t wait to see what you hold in store for us over the next year. Do you think we’ll get lucky with a snowstorm for your birthday shoot again?? …. I doubt it, but I can dream can’t I?

xoxo, Mom

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