That first year was great with her. In those days I worked long days, and any moment I could have with my little girl was cherished. Her mother and I really got to enjoy her and all the happiness that came along with her. It was only us three, we shared all of her milestones. Her first bath, her first smile, her first attempt at crawling, her first steps...the list is so big I could go on & on!
Papi: " Avi let's start here, make a curve bring it around, let it go downtown, and then back around.....we got the letter 'S'
Avi: " Like this Papi"( attempts the letter S three times )
Papi: "Not quite baby, but we'll keep trying....that's what we do when we learn"
Avi: (Lesson learned from the show Blue's Clues earlier ) "When we get frustrated we 1. Stop 2. Breathe 3. what do we do?"
Papi: "We Think honey...because we all get frustrated, but when we stop, breathe and think we can calm down and figure it out"
Avi: " Ok papi"
( continues to other letters)
In these little moments I reflect back on how far we've come and how much of a blast its been. Sure there have been times of difficulty, but this is life, we must overcome them and keep pressing forward. In my book the good always outweighs the bad
Next year she will be 5 and she will officially be a little girl as she says, but in my eyes she will always be my baby!