Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What a ONEderful World

I see babies cry.... I watch them grow.
They'll learn much more.... than I'll ever know.
And I think to myself...What a ONEderful world.

Miss Naomi,

One year ago tomorrow, we welcomed you into our family.  It was one of the very best days of my life.

Seeing you for the first time brought tears to your daddy's eyes and found me surprisingly calm.  I felt instantly "at home" with you.  Like you had been part of me all along.  

Your brother was so happy to finally be able to see his little Num Num!  

He'd been waiting for you for a really long time and was (mostly) happy to have you out of my belly!

The two of you took to each other really quickly and have been two peas in a pod ever since!

There was a lot for you to learn in this big, new world and it has been magical to watch you take it all in!

I couldn't take my eyes off of you.  Even when you were asleep.

There really wasn't much about you that we didn't all just absolutely love!!!!  

From your fluff

To your beautiful, long eyelashes.

And not to mention those gorgeous peepers!

We even loved your ten perfect little toes.

I may have even thought your little buns were sweet enough to photograph.

Yep!  From top to bottom, we think you are as cute as they come!

You are the happiness in my heart and the joy behind my smile.  

In the short time we've had with you so far, you've managed to wrap us all around your curious little fingers.

You have a courageous spirit

A crazy, fun sense of humor

An eye for fashion

And a bit of a flare for the dramatic

I see a endless world of possibilities for your future!  I also see lots of girls' nights and shopping trips for us.  Just a little excited about that!  I have been so blessed to be your mother.  There is never a dull moment when you are around!  Even when you scream and cry, I know there is a great big smile hiding right behind it!  And now it's a great big smile with six teeth and more to follow!  You are getting so big, learning new words each day and now you are up and walking around!  The world doesn't know what's coming now that you are mobile!  I fear that your brother doesn't either!  You are made of lots of sugar, but I think there may be a little more spice!  Either way, you are all kinds of nice!  I love you so much!

Yep, Num Num, you are one!  And I hope it is absolutely ONEderful!  Happy Birthday, my sweet, little Naomi!!!!!




  1. So sweet! Happy Birthday Naomi!!

  2. That was really sweet Kimberly- happy first birthday to your sweet little girl!

  3. Aww, I am LOVING this Num Num photo montage. HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY NUMS!!

  4. Dear Naomi, we are so blessed as Grandpa and Grandma to have you. You are a delight to our hearts!! We love you so much and have so enjoyed our little bit of time with you, We are hoping that there will be a lot more times to see your delightful smile. You have a wonderful brother that really delights in you. Please give your Mama and Daddy a big hug and smile for us. We wish you a very Happy Birthday!!Love You

  5. Jim and Brenda LairdJune 9, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Naomi we wrote you a note but it did not say that we sent it. So.. it is with endearing love from Grandpa and Grandma Laird.

  6. Happy Birthday Naomi! Your adoptive Aunt Falynn loves you so much. I will wish you Happy first birthday from afar. You are the most beautiful little girl I know!! Love you lots my little Teradactyl!!!

  7. Happy Brthday Num Num!! We love you, and are very excited to see you in a few weeks!! Happy 1st Birthday!!! We Love you!

  8. Great tribute, Kim. Happy Birthday Num Num! You are everything your mom said in her pictures and words. You spread happiness and joy! I love you very much and am so happy you are part of my life.

  9. This post is so very sweet! Happy birthday to Naomi!
    I love your style of photography.