Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Gianna!

Dear Gianna,

I can remember the day you were born like it was yesterday.  Being in labor with you was easy - you came out when I was laughing, and the doctor almost didn't make it!  Just like your sister, you didn't cry and had big, beautiful eyes.


You have been such an easy, joyful baby!  You rarely cry and slept through the night pretty early on.


For your first few months of life, we thought you were just the most mellow, easy-going girl. You still are, but once you turned about eight months we saw a little fiery side come out!  If you're not being fed fast enough, or can't get to something quick enough you clench your fists and make an angry face.  It's hilarious!


You adore your big sister, and the feeling is mutual.  No matter how hard she tries to get you to call her "Lulu" you insist that she is "Nana."  When Leila says "No, no, it's Lulu" You shake your head no, put your little hand on Leila's chest and say "Nana."


Just like you gave Leila the nickname "Nana", she gave you the nickname "Coco."  When you were a few days old she was watching "The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and Coco the Monkey was on.  She thought you looked like Coco the Monkey and the nickname stuck.  "Coco" suits you.  In fact, we rarely call you Gianna.  It's usually "Gebe", "Gebe the Bebe", "Cocomo", "Coconut" or "Gianna Mak."  You respond to all of them.


You are a chatterbox.  You say "Mama", "Dada", "Nana", "Papa", "Boo" (it's what you call Ramon, since Leila calls him Boo-Boo", "Belle" (Bamma and Papa's dog) "hi", "that", and "más" (that and más you tell us a lot when you want something to eat!)  You also say "ooooooh" when something catches your eye.


You crawl so fast (especially if you hear the dogs being fed) and we think you'll be walking soon.  You hold on to furniture to walk where you want, and stand on your own for several seconds.

You are a wonderful, little angel face who has made our family complete.  We love you more than you can ever know, sweet girl!


Happy Birthday, Gianna Makena!

Love,
Mommy, Daddy and Leila

16 comments:

hannah singer said...

happy birthday!
what a little cutie pants! (all of y'all are!)
xo

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Gianna!!!! She is such a little doll!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

beautiful.

jo said...

Happy 1st birthday, beautiful girl! :)

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Can't believe she is already 1! Happy Birthday Gianna!

Denissa said...

Happy birthday pretty girl! What a beautiful post, made me cry :(

Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

waaaaaaaaaaaah!!

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Happy, happy Birthday Gianna! Your girls are gorgeous, just like their Momma!

Becky said...

So, so sweet! Happy 1st Birthday! (Fun to see you guys out and about yesterday). :)

Jenni said...

happy birthday sweet girl! what a beautiful family!!!!

ps - emailed you back about creative estates....but it was from my blackberry, so not sure if you got it!?

Tara said...

awww! i puffy pink heart her!! happy birthday g!!!

danielle @ take heart said...

happy birthday sweet baby girl!

Dana said...

Happy Birthday Gebe! Love you sooo MUCH!

Land family said...

What a fabulous family picture!

amaya said...

y'all really are the most beautiful family, and I"m sure yuo hear this all the time, but your daughters are stunning

Teri said...

I just love this little one so much !! Such is the perfect addition to our family and I love her sweet little faces,expression and voice. So cute how she "whispers" Papa and I love her singing. We are so blessed to have not one, but two beautiful granddaughters. Gianna makes my hearts just explode with such love and joy. Leila and Gianna are the icing on the cake of life !!! Love our big 1 year old xoxoxoxoxo........

 

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