Monday, January 18, 2010

Cate Taylor, 1 year old

Cate Taylor, you entered our world on January 16th, 2009

(just one minute old in these pictures)

and have brought us  more joy than ever imaginable... 
One year, so quickly over.
Those big blue eyes, that beautiful smile.
I'm so glad that you're ours, that you're here, that God gave you to us when He did.

Baby girl, my sweet baby girl... I can't even begin to imagine life without you. I love every ounce of you (of which there are now many), every inch of you (all 29.5), every hair on your head... especially those curly ones. Your giggle, the way you wrap that little hand around my arm, those sweet kisses. What would my life be without you, my Caters? I love your gentleness and tenderness, the way you carry your baby around all day. I love, love, love that you're my little girl. I love how you love that big brother of yours and laugh at the mention of his name. I love that you're becoming a Daddy's girl, how you light up when he enters the room. You are so easy-going, so precious, so sweet. I'm having so much fun seeing who you are becoming, watching that fiery yet gentle personality emerge, watching you love and play, try and taste, grow and learn. My sweet baby girl.
I love you  more than words could say.
Happy Birthday, my little Caters!
You are such a precious gift!



  1. Aww! great post! beautiful girl!

    wow! your cupcakes look fantastic! and I love her birthday outfit!

  2. okay, one thing. or two. or more, I don't know. one, the giant cupcake doesn't look AWFUL from the distance at which you took the picture. or maybe it's just your mad photog skills that hide it's imperfections! two, cate's birthday hat??--adorable and i am going to need one for my 30th. three, i love love loved spending time with you and your babies on saturday! thank you! xoxo

  3. Those cupcakes look so yummy!
    Happy Birthday little Cait!

  4. Oh, I LOVE the last picture of her!! So pretty. Happy Birthday Cate! Could she really be a year old already?

  5. what a beautiful baby girl, I am so happy for you and your little family. love you.


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