Yesterday June turned one and this morning I'm crying over my coffee and diving into her birthday cake with a fork while she naps.... (Ok not quite but I'm sure you get what I mean.)
June is just the sweetest baby and I love being her mother. She's sweet like cotton candy is sweet. I can't believe I'm her mother. I have to pinch myself about how lucky I am. She's always been this little mover; fearless and brave and excited to try new things. She loves waving hello and good-bye to anyone and everyone. She points at all the dogs. She says "this this this" while pointing to a part of a picture on the front of a book she's carrying around with her. She loves books and story time, and when you snuggles into your lap with one, she'll wait until you get two pages in, then flip the cover close, analyze the title page again and then allow you to resume where you left off - as if to say, "Wait. What's this story again?" She is so friendly but when you meet her she'll give you this discerning look about her as if to say, "I'm sizing you up to see if this is worth it for me" and if you give her that wave and smile she's been waiting for, she'll just go crazy trying to talk to you. She's basically almost running at this point. She dances at the mere mention of a song or if you sing a few words. Baby girl has the music in her! She is a ham - a complete ham sandwich. Flinging herself about the room and then looking back at you with a goofy smile to let you know that these antics are for your enjoyment only. She's a good sleeper (with the exception of this week apparently because birthdays are very exciting don't you know) and a good eater and I think she's just happy to be here with us. Which is the part that most makes my heart soar; I feel like she's found her place and we've found our June.
I wanted to share some of the photos Mike and I took of Juney the day before her birthday at the experimental farm here in Ottawa (it's the place we got our family photos done a few weeks ago and I'm just obsessed with their gardens!) We spent the day yesterday at an animal farm letting goats nibble at our fingers and pointing at Llamas. It's good we snapped these pictures when we did because the weather turned SO cool (this is weather roller coaster season I'm telling ya!)
Happy First Birthday Baby Girl!