As of 9:13 this morning, our baby is one! Where did the time go? This past year has flown by and was nothing like we expected. When we first received Emmaline's Down syndrome diagnosis an hour after her birth, we greived the loss of the healthy child we had expected and the "end" of our perfect family. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself that there was nothing to be afraid of and that life would return to a sense of normalcy after those first few hectic months. Emmaline has been such a blessing to us and to everyone that she meets. She is just like a typical baby (with a few more dr. appointments) and has been the easiest of all three of our children. Emmy loves to read, patty cake, snuggle, and dance. She melts your heart with her big smile. She has exceeded all of our expectations and filled our family with more love than we could have imagined. What a year this has been! We love you Emmaline and can't wait to see what this next year holds for you.