Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Adele!

It's official. Adele (or as Jenell likes to refer to her, "Baby Dis") is ONE!! I can't believe it's been a full year since I "finally" went into labor! This year has FLOWN by and we've loved every second of it.

Adele is such a blessing to our entire family. I tell people all the time that having a second child was really humbling for me because I realized how much my stellar parenting ;) DIDN'T contribute to my eldest's personality. Don't get me wrong- we know our job as parents is to help shape and mold them into grown-ups who love and serve Jesus but boy-oh-boy are their personalities God-designed!

Adele is so outgoing. She makes friends wherever we go! Her companions range in age from 3 weeks old to 80 years old- she doesn't discriminate. She's such a charmer and though she likes to pretend she doesn't like big sister's kisses, she follows Jenell around wherever she goes.

Seeing the two of them grow up together the past year has been indescribable. It brings me so much joy to see Jenell loving on her little sis and forgiving her when she "doesn't understand" and takes a cherished toy. I love these girls so much and Adele is so blessed to have Jenell as her big sis. Jenell has grown so much as a result of taking on that role and she wears it so well.

From the beginning Adele has loved to make us laugh and she loves even more to be the one who's doing the laughing. She can make anything seem funny. Even when it REALLY shouldn't be. :) She loves to dance and yell, she loves cuddling, books, her baby Foofa, eating shoes and doing anything that falls under the category of "stuff Jenell never did at this age!". :) Like... getting knives out of the dishwasher, munching on Chiquita banana stickers, choming on Polly Pocket shoes and diving from high places. She's brought so much laughter and joy to our home this last year and we don't know how we ever lived with out her. We love you Baby Dis.

Love, Dad, Mom and Jenell