One year old! How in the world does time fly by so quickly? Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was running by the hospital to meet you before I headed to the office for a few hours? We were so excited to add another little girl to this mess of a family and apparently you decided you wanted in on all the action we had lined up for the next month.
Your momma and daddy had just moved into your home at Roger’s place on Tuesday night. Wednesday, Momma had a doctor’s appointment where she was sent to the hospital for induction and Daddy joined her there. And later, in the middle of the night, you made your glorious appearance. You must’ve been one special little girl, because it sure seemed as if the hospital didn’t want to let you come home. Finally on Sunday, you escaped.
You have such a happy personality. You light up when you see your momma and daddy. You’ve recently started warming up more to Pop and I. Just last night you even laid your head on his shoulder and I could see his heart melting. You and your cousins have a deep love for one another. I can only imagine the mischief you and Avery will get into. Your favorite toys at our house are the old Playskool barn that your daddy’s great grandma got him and Uncle Jesse for Christmas one year when they were little guy, the tractor with the bale grabber on the front and the popper toy. You love to help water and feed the calves, move the cows, ride the four wheeler and play in go the water.
You’re a little hesitant to try new things, but once you do, you progress so very quickly. You LOVE hamburger, bananas and yogurt – oh, and strawberries that Pop picks for you. And you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Abby. Just this last week you’ve gotten really good at saying her name. You have lots to say and as soon as you figure out how to make your words more understandable, your daddy will never have a quiet moment. But that’s ok, it’ll be good for him.
Happy 1st birthday, Casey. I pray that you continue to be blessed as much of you have blessed our entire family over the last year. Love always, Nannie B.