The highlight of our year was obviously meeting our precious little girl. Abbie Rose is the highlight of both of our lives, let alone our year. Mark and I often look at each other and ask how we got so lucky to be blessed with our baby. She never ceases to amaze us and it is amazing to watch her experience so many things for the first time.
Our little Pippers is so much fun to be around. She smiles and laughs all the time now. I can walk into a room and as soon as she sees me she’ll start grinning and kicking her legs and waving her arms and making her excited noise. It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. And if I look at her really fast and say “Hi!”, she erupts into laughter.
She is enamored with Mark’s nose and ears. Almost every time he holds her, she’ll have ahold of his nose, or ear, or both. And she’ll play with his ears too. She gets both hands up there and touches them very gently with just her pointer finger and studies them like they’re the most interesting thing in the world. It is absolutely adorable.
She loves watching people. She stares very intently at things a lot, and you can just see the wheels in there turning and the sponge soaking everything up. She’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen and I just love every inch of her, from her chubby little hands with the inverted knuckles to her long, perfect legs.
I wouldn’t be too surprised if she ends up being a vet or wanting to do something with animals later in life. She LOVES all animals. She gets super excited when she sees them, and always tries to grab at them and kicks her legs and waves her arms. She loves any dog she’s ever seen and we saw a bird at Mark’s mom’s office today (she works at a vet) and Abbie was completely fascinated by it.
We’ve had an absolutely amazing 2009 and I just don’t see how 2010 can top this past year. We’re looking forward to watching our baby grow though, and showing her the world (quite literally), starting with Europe!
We hope 2010 is the best year yet for all of you!