S: Eden Soleil Miller ~ The First Year
FC: eden soleil | The first year
1: My dear, sweet Eden, It is so hard to believe that our tiny, wrinkly, eight-pound, one-ounce bundle of joy has turned into a funny, beautiful, sunshiny one-year-old. You have filled our lives with so much good, and I thank God from the bottom of my heart for entrusting your precious life to us. I pray that you will never doubt how great your purpose is on this earth, and that there will be no limit to the dreams you see fulfilled. Love, mom xo
4: Eden Soleil Miller, born Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm 8 lbs, 1 oz, 20.5" (it was a good day for the world)
17: You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey...
20: Before you were born, we decided we would be very strict about your sleeping habits, and that you would sleep in your own bed every night. Like most new parents do, we quickly realized that we didn't really know anything, and when, at four months old, you decided you hated sleeping, you eventually migrated to our bed, where you still sleep between us.
21: And your crib? It's become the play pen.
22: Bless you.
28: I love you... | A bushel and a peck... | A bushel and a peck... | and a hug around the neck...
32: Along with the spring arrived your confidence to take your first steps.
33: We watch with joy and the tiniest bit of sadness that the days of your total dependence on us are so fleeting. These milestones remind us of that, and we savour every moment just that much more.
37: When it comes to funny faces, you are a champion. You never cease to make us laugh. We love it.
39: See what I mean?
41: As the days got warmer we spent a lot of time outside exploring. It was so amazing to watch you take it all in. You encouraged us to see the world through different eyes. Sometimes as we grow older, it's easy to lose the wonder and awe of God's creation. It is my prayer that as you grow, you maintain your child-like spirit, and that you never take for granted the beauty that exists in this world. Thank you for reminding us to see it, too.
46: And then, all of a sudden, you were a hilarious, determined, adventurous, beautiful one-year-old. We knew we wanted to have a party, even though you wouldn't remember it because, remember it or not, you are worth celebrating. All of our closest family and friends came for your "sunshine" party. It was an appropriately sunny day. Everyone brought you their most loved children's book for your collection, and you enjoyed opening every gift. I think your favourite part of the day was when you ate your first piece of cake...you made that pretty obvious...
53: Happy first year,Eden Soleil. | We love you.