Bexley is ONE

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My second little baby girl is one! I can’t believe it. What a year it has been! Having a one year old and a three year old is no easy feat. The juggle is real! That’s why this post is more than a month after her birthday – oops. She started walking and now she’s chasing and climbing after big sister. I love watching her waddle around. Adorable and dangerous. She loves to sing and has a basic vocabulary. Mama, Mommy, Dada, Baba, Thank you, Hi, Hello, and Bye-Bye. She has a few hand signs down and will wave and blow kisses. Her appetite is one to be desired. I don’t think there is anything she has turned down. She gets rather excited about Cheerio’s and string cheese.

She has discovered our automatic trash bin, so it’s only a matter of time before I’ll be dumpster diving for my missing phone or keys. She is obsessed with cell phones, Siri is her bestie!  If you can’t find her she is in the bathroom. So far I’ve only fished one toy out of the toilet.

Bexley is such a happy girl. So full of love. Always smiling and giving hugs and kisses. Her smile is contagious. She is a HUGE flirt. Her joining our family has been a wonderful journey. Bexley’s world rises and sets to her big sister. Witnessing their relationship grow has been one of my favorite parts of the last year, and a huge learning experience. Watching how they interact has taught me so much about each of them. They are more different than I imagined they would be. When we were pregnant with Bexley, most people assumed I was hoping for a boy, but in truth I was leaning more toward a girl. I have a sister myself, same age difference. Having a sister is such a special bond. I wanted that for both of them. I hope to foster an environment where they grow as individuals and appreciate the differences in each other. To instill a sense of sisterhood and family so they will always turn to the other. I don’t want to miss one moment of their little adventures. These two girls fill my heart with more joy than I thought humanly possible.

Bexley, you chose us, and for that I am eternally grateful. You have been nothing but a blessing to our family. Never let the light in your smile dull. Know for certain that your father and I will love you unconditionally, forever.