To my dear sweet son on his second birthday –
I can not believe you are already two years old! It seems like it took forever for you to become a part of this world, and now that you’re here, all you do is grow and grow and grow! The time seems to fly by without anyone actually noticing it … until the day comes for me to light some candles, and for you to blow them out. Then, all of a sudden I seem to look up and blink … all of sudden I have a little boy.
I look down and I have a little boy. Not a baby, hardly even a toddler anymore. A little boy who runs and talks and has his own opinions and obsessions and a little life all his own. You are full of happiness and sweetness and sunshine, and every time you run to my arms to give me a hug I fall a little more in love with you … which I didn’t think was possible, but I’m learning that my heart continually grows every single day. I think it always will.
You’re such a cool kid! You like putting shoes on … ANYONE’S shoes! You like watermelon, and going for walks outside. You love swimming, and trucks, and building things with blocks, and riding in the grocery cart when we go shopping. You like snuggling with mommy and daddy in their big bed. You love chasing Rosco around the house, and feeding him ice when you get the chance. You love jumping!!!
You’re learning how to count, and your ABCs … you’re stringing more and more 2 word sentences together … so many new words! You know all your colors, and love pointing them out to me whenever you can. You love making animal sounds, and seeing the moon and riding carousels. You love your family so much, and get so excited when we visit one of your many grandparents or cousins.
The next year will be filled with so many more changes. You’ll grow from a tween-toddler, to a little boy. There will be happy days, and skinned knees, and bubbles in the backyard … there will be books read in your rocker, and songs sang in the car, hugs in the middle of the night. I can’t wait to experience your life, and the whole world with you. I love you so much little mouse.
Hugs and kisses to fill your heart –