Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Maci is 1!





Maci Abigail is one. She is fierce, shy, brave, beautiful, fun, silly, and currently attached to my hip. I love that she loves me so much. Though it's exhausting, I don't want her to be anyone else. After all, she was "fearfully and wonderfully made" God's works are "wonderful. I know that FULL well." (Psalm 139:14)

I never thought I'd love having a daughter as much as I do. She's just...my girl! She's already so girly. She loves baby dolls and clothes, and playing with make up brushes. She bats her eyes and dances (on beat!) and her sweet giggles and words are delightful. There's no other word for it. There's a pure sweetness in her tone that is practically huggable. She is MY daughter. When I had Isaiah, he sent me into a tailspin to becoming a softy. Maci turned me to Jell-O. :)

Maci is busy. She says, "I-yay-ya" (Isaiah), "hot", "yeah", "mama", "dada", "more", shakes her head no...a lot, and signs for all done. She walks, no, RUNS with push toys and takes steps on her own but isn't fully walking yet. She's sleeping great (7:30-7:30 at night, napping 1:30-3) and has seven teeth. She loves to play chase, tickle, dance, snuggle, sing, toddler gym, play on Isaiah's bed, open dresser drawers and empty them, unroll the toilet paper roll, and hide in the pantry. She keeps me on my toes for sure. I can't tell you how many times Isaiah looks at her smiling, shakes his head and says, "Oh Maci." It's such a treat to see my kids love each other so much.

We celebrated her birthday at our house with just family and a few close friends. I cried the night before her birthday. I can't believe she is one. More than that, I can't believe how fast the year went. I keep reminding myself to hold on to all the good moments and let the bad ones pass (because they WILL pass). One day my floors won't be covered in crumbs and oatmeal, my laundry baskets won't be full of baby clothes, and the house will one day be quiet. I think this means I'm getting really old. Or delirious. I mean, I feel sentimental about laundry. Who am I??

Just a mom. Loving my kids.

Now enjoy these glamour shots from Ms. Maci Girl. ;)

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