Wednesday, July 2, 2008

One Year Ago Today!

We welcomed our sweet Mallory Quinn into our family. I can't believe it's been a year already. The first year has flown by. She has stayed so petite that she doesn't really look one, so that makes it even stranger to say. When I got pregnant with Mallory I was so worried that I wouldn't love her as much as Aubrey. Now I just laugh about feeling that way, but it really worried me. I can't remember what it was like before she was here really. I am so overwhelmed with thankfulness for the blessing she is to our family. It is really special to have a little girl in the family. It has made all of us better people. Aubrey loves her so much. We sometimes have to get onto him for being all over her. He always wants to touch and squeeze her. I love watching D. with her too. It's so sweet to see a Daddy and his little girl. I am just so blessed to be her mommy. After I had Aubrey I said it didn't matter if I ever had a little girl because I loved having a little boy so much, but I was wrong. I am so glad to have her. I am looking forward to the times when she is older and we can scrapbook and shop and do fun girly things together. I always tell her when the boys are wrestling and roughhousing that God knew I needed her. He truly did. She makes my purpose for being here so much clearer. I always wanted to be a mom, and now that I am it is the best thing ever. I hope I can be the kind of mother to Mallory that my mom was and is to me. Mothers and daughters are so special.

Here are some pics of our sweetie. The first one is from when she was first home from the hospital and she loved being swaddled. The next two are from her party on Sunday. We had it on Sunday because that's when all the family would be in town. She loved her cake (which had to be milk free since she's allergic, so that was interesting) and loved the party hats and balloons. The presents were all right to her, but the party decorations were fascinating to her. We are so fortunate to have both sets of grandparents here and a great grandmama. What a blessing. It was a sweet night with family.

So all this to say happy first birthday to our sweet, wonderful, precious Mallory. We love you bunches and bunches!


Jill (aka jjstar) said...

Oh happy birthday sweet girl. I LOVE that picture of her with the hat on. I can see it as an huge picture on a future layout! Hope you all have a great day. I'm bringing something fun home for her!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Mallory!
We are so lucky to have a boy and a girl! After Jackson I wondered what I was going to do with a girl, but now I can't imagine it any other way! Have a great day, I'll call you later!
Love, Kim

Leah said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to seeing you at the Nook!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Mallory! I can't believe how blonde her hair has gotten in just a few weeks! Love, Nancy

Garretts said...

Looks like the party was a blast. I love the pic of her with the hat and know you're already visualizing how it will look in the scrapbook!
Have a great fourth. See you Monday!

Merideth said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl! Looks like the party was a success.

Jane said...

Awww...what sweet adorable pictures!!!