After much prodding from friends and family, I have started a blog. So, here it is!
Why a blog? Here's the back story. . .
In March of 2007, my husband and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our family- Kate. We were immediately in love with this demanding, high maintenance bundle of joy. I just knew she would mirror me as a child. I envisioned her growing as a timid, shy, unassuming people pleaser who clung tight to her mommy. I could not have been any more wrong. This was only the beginning of her lifelong quest to prove me wrong. . .
Fast forward a few months. . .Kate was an early talker. She started and has never stopped! Her vocabulary quickly included words such as 'actually' and 'ridiculous.' Both of these words have been important in her quest of proving me wrong. Such as, "Actually, Mommy, that's not a bird, it's a speckled warbler." And, "Don't be 'idiculous'!" I think this may be her attempt to combine idiot and ridiculous.
Fast forward a couple years. . .With a vocabulary that competes with many adults, our small, helpless baby girl is growing into the most outgoing, talkative, argumentative, quick witted little person we know. Her personality is bigger than she is. Everyday she brings laughter into our home. She also brings her share of challenges with her insanely strong-willed nature and her uncanny manipulation skills.
It is my hope to record some of these moments for the sake of making others laugh, venting when I'm at the brink of a melt down, and showing her later in life how much joy she brought us, along with how much she put us through.