Today is your first birthday. From the moment you were born, wide eyed and screaming your lungs out, I knew you were going to be different than your brother. You like to be heard. When you enter a room, you want all of the attention on you. You've never met a stranger, and give hugs and kisses to all who you come across. You are a daddy's girl. This will play to your advantage in your later years, I can guarantee. :) You think your brother is the coolest person on the face of the planet. You stare at him with this wide eyed amazement. You are kind, gentle, and forgiving. You are also adventurous, outgoing, and confident in all that you do.
One of your favorite things to do is to climb the stairs we've told you 1000 times to stay off of, and then stand tall and proud with a goofy smile on your face, knowing that you've accomplished something. You love cartoons, and think the TV is a magical box of fun. This sometimes plays to Mommy's advantage. You love jewelry and chap stick, and playing dress up. You also love the puppies. You love laying on them, and feeling (and sometimes tasting) their ears.
You are the sunshine of my life. Your daddy and I love you more than you'll ever know. Happy Birthday, daughter of mine. You will no doubt grow up to be something quite special.