After my post dedicated to Connor, it's only fair that a post gets dedicated solely to Miss Thang herself, Merasia Madelyn. :-)
You are quite the handful! You always have been. Lately, you have become more and more adventurous, fun loving, and all around, a happy baby!
While you have your very dramatic moments and throw a pretty good tantrum, you are very enjoyable to be around 95% of the time. (hehe)
You laugh at EVERYTHING. No, really. Every little thing makes you laugh out loud. Nobody has to do or say anything to you, and you're laughing. You wake up from your nap, and laugh. You wake up in the morning, and laugh. You eat...and you laugh. You play, and of course you laugh. You poop, and you laugh.
Hearing your little giggles and full belly laughs at anything and everything makes us forget all of the hard, not so fun moments of the first year as your parents. It makes us forget out day to day struggles, trials, and tribulations, and focus on the here and now. YOU do that to us. And we are so thankful for it.
Too many times, we adults don't take time out of our busy days to just indulge in the simple things in life, forget everything else, and yes, just laugh.
Being parents changes that. A LOT. In the short year that you have been in our lives, we have taken more time to see the good in everything and everyone, to see the glass as half full rather than half empty, to see inner beauty in everyone we meet, to indulge in simple things, take in the breathtaking views as we drive here, there, and everywhere, and to laugh along with you.
Thank you for blessing us every day, both you and your brother, and for helping us to stop for just a few minutes and take in the little things in life that are really important.
Connor & Merasia:
Thank you for bringing laughter back to our lives, and making everyday brighter just by being YOU.
Mommy & Daddy