To My Sweet Baby Strong,
I cannot believe you are TWO today. You are wearing a tutu today and I must say, you are ‘two-two terrific.’ You have grown so much over this past year. You have mastered walking and now you’re onto climbing (all over everything, including the couch and Kona) and running. You are enamored with your big sister and want to be doing whatever she is doing. You always watch to see where she is and you want to be a big girl like her. I’m pretty sure you think you are older than you actually are. Your relationship continues to grow and it has been beautiful for me to watch as your mom. Sisters are forever.
This past year you’ve gotten a lot of new teeth. You’ve also started to talk. You understand so much and we are able to communicate well. Today I asked you “Where’s the Birthday Girl?” and you said “Right here” and pointed to yourself. You crack me up. My favorite is when you get really excited and say “Whoa, Mommy!”
Your fun-loving and exuberant personality shines all around you. You are shy in new surroundings, but you quickly warm up. You love to wave and say hi to everyone, just like your mama does. You love to laugh, explore, hug Kona, and grab noses and ears.
Your favorite foods right now are pizza, broccoli, bananas, and string cheese. You enjoy riding your scooter and taking soccer classes. You are very good at running after the hula hoops and you adore anything “Mimi” or Elmo.
Daddy and I are so proud of you and we love you to the moon and back. We wish you so much happiness today, tomorrow, and always.