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I try very hard....

I try very hard to live in the moment with Callie but often find myself occupied with other thoughts. But then I wlll have moments where she and I will be cuddling on the couch, sitting across from each other on the ground or having a rolling race across the living room floor, where everything catches up with me and I realize how truly blessed I am to have such an amazing family! Callie has been such a wonderful blessing that always seems to catch me by surprise.
  • I love how she prefers a waterbottle, washcloth, or bottle lid over any toy
  • I love how she always wakes up with a smile and the kicking of her feet, no matter how short or long it has been
  • I love how we can be sitting in the car and out of nowhere she starts giggling to herself
  • I love how, no matter what she is doing, when she hears the key in the front door she stops and watches and starts smiling for dad (me too!)
  • I love how she flirts with some people and is wary of others
  • I love how when you put her on a big bed she breaks out in a HUGE smile and tons of giggles
  • I love how she lights up when you turn water on - whether its the bath or just the sink, she thinks it is funny
  • I love how she could sit and look out the window all day if you let her
  • I love that she excercieses her right to refuse
  • I love how when she spills food on her tray she thinks it is time to finger paint


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We celebrated these 2 boys on this trip. 
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