Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Nya Turns One!!

One year after the birth of our baby girl, there are just a few things I want to say.  

1.  I am so thankful.    Thankful to have her.  Thankful for her health.  Thankful for her cheerful personality.   Thankful for how she makes our family what it is.  Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the gift that God has given me in regards to Gary and the kids.  They are awesome.  Tiring, but awesome :)

2.  My love is great.  I remember when we were expecting Koen that I was so nervous I wouldn't love him as much as Kai.  I quickly learned that there's oodles of love in my heart for each and every kid.  They are all so different and special and I love them so much.

3.  Everyone says it, but wow, this year how flown by.  I feel like she was born 2 months ago or something.  I want to savour every cuddle and feed and giggle.  I didn't love the newborn stage with Kai but with each child it was easier because I knew what was ahead and was more confident in my ability.  I loved newborn Nya.  So sweet. 

4.  I am AMAZED by the boy's love for their sister.  I think it's the age gap and the fact that she is a pretty easy going kid, and well, she's adorable. They think that she is the cutest thing in the world, hence, her nickname `Cutie'.   Koen gives her full access to his cars and that says a lot.  She is a great source of entertainment in our home.  Gary is pretty smitten too.

5.  I have loved getting to know her.  She is very friendly and outgoing and is pretty easy going wherever we go.  She has a mischievous side and loves to explore.  She is content to cuddle but also loves being thrown in the air.  She loves mangoes and apparently icing as well as you will see below...

All right, you know I could reminisce for a long time with many, many photos, but I won't.  Here are some photos from a year ago when we met our beautiful 7lb 14oz bundle of cuteness.
And here she was on Monday in all her girly cuteness. 
I need to tell you that she loved the icing so much that there were very few smiles, it was just non stop putting icing in her mouth.  We actually had to stop taking photos because she was just eating too much and I was worried she was going to get sick.  
Also, I would like to point out that Gary made the cupcake for his little girl :)
The boys were allowed to join in and Koen spent most of the time licking icing off of his leg.
You can see her birthday greeting on Breakfast Television here :)

Nya, we are so thankful to have you in our family.  We love you so much.  Always and forever.
Love, Mommy, Daddy, Kai and Koen.


  1. Happy Birthday Nya!!! Hope you have fun today!

  2. Happy 1st Birthday to Nya! Enjoy reminiscing!

  3. happy birthday nya!! :)

  4. LOVE the pictures! Happy Birthday to Nya :) :)

  5. So the cupcake :) Happy Birthday Nya!

  6. Such a beautiful post... in so many ways!

  7. Happy Birthday to the most adorable little girl!!

  8. Such a lovely post. I reskimmed just to read the bolds. You capture it so well.