i can't believe we are here at your 11 month update. you are becoming quite a ham in your old age, and we're loving every minute of it. you have so many little tricks that you know will always get a laugh out of us, and i love what a kick you get out of yourself. you've recently come up with a fake laugh, and you use it fairly often these days. it's a deep, from the belly kinda laugh and it never fails to bring out a real one from your mama. you give the best and biggest slobbery kissed, and somehow those little arms of yours give the greatest hugs in the whole world. you're a great eater, a mediocre sleeper, and your dance moves are coming along quite nicely. you love to help me clean up and put away laundry, which often makes these tasks take twice as long, but your help is always welcome little one. books seem to be your favorite toy of choice, though the iphone could certainly be a close second!
it amazes me just how much you've taught me in your small amount of time here. i thought i understood all there was to know about things like patience and unconditional love before i knew you, but i was sadly mistaken. each day i think i couldn't possibly love something more, and then another day comes along and somehow my heart finds the ability to squish just a little bit more love for you in there. it's wonderful, and intense, and i'm grateful every day for it!
i love you penny...
love, your mama