A letter to Scarlett

Sep 10, 2010

Nine months old today...6 days from now you will have been aware of this great big world the exact amount of time that you have been unaware of it.  I love who you were, who you are, and who you are becoming.

You crawl, you totter, you wiggle and scoot and most recently have decided you know exactly what you want.  You know you want to walk on your own but sway to a fall every time you stand alone, you know you want to pull yourself up to your feet but can't gather enough strength to get higher than your knees,  you know you no longer care how cute it is to wear a bow you just wants to rip it off and use it as a teething toy, you know you want to yank on my hair while nursing and when I push your hand away you grab for your own, you know as soon as your diaper comes off there is a new set of rolls exposed that I have to beg you not to grab, and you know (think) when mommy says "no"  I am obviously offering you a challenge to  do it again hiding behind nothing but a smile.

I can't wait to see who you are a month from now...you are growing so fast and learning something new everyday.  You rock our world baby girl.  

Your parents

P.S. This morning your dad walked into your room to see your smiling face peeking over the crib rail...you did it. You finally pulled your self up to your feet.  I was outwardly joyful but silently saddened by the sight of my little one taking her last step out of babyhood and her first into toddler.