It's hard to believe that a year ago we were welcoming you into our world. I remember so vividly looking over at your daddy and telling him it was time to go to the hospital. The day we had been waiting for had finally arrived and we drove to the hospital excited, scared and full of anticipation to meet our little boy or girl. Both of your sets of grandparents were in the waiting room waiting to meet you as well. Your daddy and I both cried out of joy when the doctor said, "its a girl!" We knew we wanted to name you Rose, after your great grandmother. And we both had always liked the name Kennedy. So we decided to call you Kennedy Rose.
Fast forward to today and we are sitting here while you are taking a nap talking about what an amazing adventure this year has been.
You are so happy and so silly. We love your playful personality and funny faces you make. You like to mimic everything you see your mommy and daddy do. You are babbling a lot. Right now, you point at everything and say "what's this?" in the cutest little voice. I can't wait to hear you start talking more, I think you are going to be a little chatterbox. Just like mommy. And daddy.
Right now your favorite foods are mac and cheese, strawberries and cantaloupe. You will eat just about anything and you really like to try to feed yourself. You know how to sign 'all-done' and love to feed your food to your puppy Olive.
You have been to so many places this year. Albuquerque more times than I can count, Midland, Austin and Houston. You've gone all the way to Disneyworld in Florida. And you got to play on the beach for the first time in St. Thomas and St. John.
Kennedy, you are so loved by everyone around you. You light up our world and bring us so much joy. You mean the world to me and your daddy and we are so excited to see what this next year has in store.
Here's a look back at your first year:
Kennedy Rose, 6lbs 9oz