My little beach babe
Scarli Girl, you make me sooo happy and bring me oh-so-much joy. It's no secret that you were a surprise and I've often thought back to that stressful year and know that you were a gift given to bring us happiness. You've never stopped giving it to us since.
One of your eternal poses
(no picture can be taken without one)
Somehow you conned one of the bridesmaids into loaning you her flowers...
You are such a funny little imp, Scarli Girl. You, quite literally, dance through life. All are giggles and curls where you are concerned. You couldn't sit still if your life depended upon it (heaven knows, anyone who watched you during today's Sacrament Meeting Primary Program would agree :P). Getting you to sit longer than 3 seconds is a daily challenge that I've yet to meet. *cough*ADD*cough* In fact, it's extremely difficult to get you to consume any non-candy calories at all since you won't stay at the table long enough to eat much (candy, on the other hand, you have zero difficulty consuming in great quantities while prancing around the house). Even when we sing bedtime songs you wiggle and dance while laying in bed. I guess I should've known that there would've been a price to pay for your sunny disposition...if your wiggles are the price, I'll gladly pay them.
Impulse control has never exactly been a strength...
You naughty little imp
Ella Grace, Scarlett Caroline, and Georgia Marie
Oh Scarlett, my baby girl, I'm so happy you're mine. You put most adults to shame with the sheer amount of personality you carry around in your tiny 29lb frame. You think life is a feast to be enjoyed, my dear, which, in turn, helps us all to feast a little more too. I love you, my Scarlett Caroline. Your huge grins, endless giggles, and to-die-for cuddles bring me up on my darkest days. You really are my sunshine and you really do make me happy when skies are gray. I simply don't know what I'd do without you, my love. My heart aches just thinking about how much I love you. You are the reason parents have babies. They do it in the hopes of having one like you.
Mommy loves you, Scarli Girl!
ps-I know it looks like all those white shirt, blue tulle skirt pictures were taken from the same day, but actually they weren't. She just wore the same outfit to two different weddings because it happened to match both color sets. Just, ya know, in case you were wondering... ;)