You are smart Addison. So so smart. While we often hear how much you look like your mommy (and I love that!) you clearly got your daddy's intellect. :) Sure you love to be creative and play like your mom and sister, but you are a problem solver and critical thinker at heart. You love learning and are always asking questions. You are also an amazing listener. You pay such close attention to what is going on around you and you retain information so well. You always amaze us with the things you remember and understand at such a young age. You are also a hard worker Addison and I hope you never lose that quality. It is one of my favorite things about you. You never give up and you always give everything your full attention and do your very best. You will go so far in life with your kindness and ability to work hard. You are a teacher's dream with your work ethic and stellar behavior and you have had an amazing year in first grade.
You have a special relationship with your daddy. The two of you have so much fun together camping and joking around. You asked for a rubix cube this year for your birthday of all things! Flashback to my childhood! And I never liked those but it is so YOU! You and your dad have had a blast figuring it out and then messing it up so that you can figure it out again. Your dad always tells me that he loves that he "gets" you. You two are alike in so many ways. Both determined, strong willed, competitive, hard working and up for a challenge. Both perfectionists. El and I are a little more in the clouds while you and your daddy always have your feet planted firmly in reality. We help you two enjoy the journey and you and your dad keep us from running into major disasters. :) We all help even each other out.
Even though your personality is a mini daddy you have always been such a mamma's girl and the two of us get along famously. You love to organize! We both get so excited about neatness and order. The other day you asked me if I would help you straighten up your clothes drawers because you love it when they are nice and neat. My heart skipped a beat! :) You love to cuddle and one of your favorite things is when we can have what you call "mommy Addie time" and hang out just the two of us. It's one of my favorite things too.
You do make us melt Addison. Not a day goes by that your dad and I don't comment on what an amazing little person you are and how lucky we are to have you for a daughter. Your sweet little personality brings so much love and happiness into our home. I can't imagine my life without you baby girl. Love you so so much.
p.s. Stop wiggling that loose front tooth! You have grown up enough for your mom to handle at the moment. :)