Now that your first birthday has come and gone, you are slipping away from babyhood and becoming a toddler. A little girl. A child.
You have your own interests, your own sense of humor, the most delightful personality. I love that you dance to any beat, even the silly ones your daddy makes up. Even the ones only you can hear. I hope you'll never stop dancing to your own beat.
I love that you're never afraid to wave hello to another child. You see a new friend, a new adventure or maybe just something sparkly. You never worry that they're judging you, you just jump right in and give them a big smile. Sometimes you want to touch the beads in their hair or the princess on their shirt. Sometimes you want to show them your shoes, or point out something fun or just say hi.
I love that you are bold, yet cautious. Independent, yet still my baby in so many ways. You inspire me daily with your fearless approach to life, with your boundless energy, with your sweet innocence. I love that you give kisses but that you make us ask more than once. I love that you always kiss your own reflection with no prompting from me! :) 
You are such an amazing little soul. You make old men smile and old ladies cry. You just can't know how special you are. I love you so much little girl.

Head over to Alisha Brown's blog for more inspiring letters and photographs. If you want to read even more, follow all the blogs in the circle until you make it back here! Thanks for looking :) 
01/19/2013 11:52pm

Your little girl is so adorable! I love your pictures, especially the ones of her with your dog. Sooooo sweet!

01/20/2013 6:03am

First, I've always loved the name "Isla":) Your images are precious! My faves are #s 2 & 3. The dog watching guard and the ruffled skirt:)

01/20/2013 10:00am

Gorgeous little girl and stunning photographs! My fave is the last one where she is trying to climb on the dog!

01/20/2013 4:40pm

Such precious photos and beautiful words!! :)

01/20/2013 6:07pm

Beautiful images and letter! Love her red hair!

01/21/2013 1:38pm

Beautiful letter :)

01/22/2013 5:02am

Beautiful letter and gorgeous photos! :)

01/22/2013 1:56pm

I love the pictures with the dog. And I wish we could bottle up that innocence in our children and keep it forever!

01/24/2013 7:21pm

Great work!


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