Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday J!



Dear J,

Today you are TWO! Time is flying like I've never experienced before. It seems like yesterday we were at Mount Sinai holding you for the first time. I will never forget looking into your sweet little eyes, still in shock you were here three weeks early. It was love at first sight. You are no longer a tiny baby, but a full blown toddler. (Of course, you will always be my baby!) The terrible twos have begun, but so far they haven't been too terrible. What a fun year it is has been watching you grow.
 
You are a very strong willed little boy. I'm afraid you get that personality trait from your Mama and your Daddy! We have our daily struggles and I'm sure they will continue the rest of our lives....get ready little guy! I only hope we can continue to learn from one another. We have so many lessons to teach you and I know you have so much to teach us.You have a wonderful disposition and can make anyone smile with your sly little smile. Your eyes sparkle when you laugh and your giggles are contagious. You are playful, friendly and FULL of energy. You make friends easily and you enjoy being around people. You walk into a room with confidence and you immediately find a way to become the center of attention. You are my wild child and I love you for adding so much laughter and excitement to our lives.

You have brown hair and brown eyes. Your hair is now cut in a bowl cut and has lost most of its curl. You are around 30 pounds (we'll find out for sure at your dr's appt). You are wearing 2T clothing and a size 5 diaper. You wear a size 7 shoe, but I think they are starting to get a little tight so I'm sure it won't be long until we upgrade your keds. You love to help me pick out your outfits in the morning, if it has a firetruck or car on it, then it is a winner! 

You do not like to eat anymore. You've become very picky in the past few months. Your favorite foods are yogurt smoothies, milk, hot dogs, dinosaur chicken nuggets, nutrigrain bars, sammy jammies, green beans, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, mandarin oranges, pear, bananas and grapes (sometimes), pancakes, english muffins and graham crackers. That's about IT! (Well, unless it is cake or something with lots of sugar in it.) 

You can repeat almost any word, but sometimes your pronunciation isn't exactly perfect. Don't worry honey, I understand you! You love to talk and each day you are doing more talking. It's nice to be able to communicate more, it is making a huge difference. Tonight you told me you were TWO! Yes, little boy you are!

 
 
You love to read books each night and you certainly have your favorites. The clear winners for the year are Clifford The Big Red Dog, Wow City, Knuffle Bunny, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Edwina the Dinosaur, Corduroy, and the Taxi book. You also love to watch tv. It's about the only time you sit still for more than a few minutes. We started a morning tradition of watching Momo (Elmo) on Sesame Street. Your other favorite shows are Wonder Pets, Little Bear, Blue's Clues, Dora, Mickey's Clubhouse. Your favorite movies are Monsters Inc and Cars, and that is more than I want to admit! Ha!
Your favorite toy is your babies (your bunny lovies that Lynde gave you). You can no longer sleep without them. You cried the other night when they had to be washed! You also play with your red step 2 car everyday. You love to back it up and turn it around. We never know what we'll find in the hood. You love to play music on your music table, but we just retired it. You love trains and we can't wait to reunite you with your train table very soon. You love cars, trucks, air cars (helicopters) and airplanes. You've really enjoyed your Thomas the Train tent (from Aunt Anne) and your airport with the race track (from Uncle Mac), they were definitely your favorite Christmas gifts. 

At the end of your 1st year you have traveled to ten states: NY, GA, AL, NJ, CA, UT, MN, FL, MS, LA. We traveled on over 30 flight segments together on Delta. Hello Medallion Status! Here's hoping to many more adventures in your 2nd year!

J, you are my heart. You make me so happy and you have made me a better person. I can not imagine my life without you. I'm so lucky that God gave me such a wonderful son. I am blessed beyond belief and I can't wait to see what else is in store for your life! I know this next year will bring many changes and many wonderful things. Let's get started!

Happy Birthday baby boy! Let's eat cake!

Love,

Your Mama

14 comments:

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

such a sweet letter to a lucky boy.

Love Being a Nonny said...

What a precious baby boy! Love his smocked fir trucks!

Sassy In The South said...

He is such a cute little boy and was such a gorgeous baby! Happy Birthday to your sweet little guy!

Melissa said...

Such a lovely letter! Happy Birthday to your sweet little boy!

Lori said...

Wow, what an adorable baby boy you have, my goodness, he is just the sweetest!! Happy two years!!
I just LOVE the photo with his feet in the water, SO classic! :)

Fried Pink Tomato said...

He is such a doll baby! And I love all of his ADORABLE outfit! What a well dressed little boy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your sweet baby boy.

AEOT said...

Happy Birthday, J!! You will be great at being 2!!

The Watts Watch said...

He is so precious! Happy Birthday J!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

What a sweet little boy! It's crazy to look at them as a newborn and then now. I can't even remember mine as a newborn! I know I already told you on Twitter, but I hope he had the happiest 2nd birthday! Can't wait to see what you do for his birthday!

linda said...

Happy Birthday baby J! I remember reading your Mama's blog when she was trying to figure out what kind of clothes to get for work while pregnant! I cannot believe it's been two years! (fyi, once they hit elementary school, time really flies, my baby girl is 15 and it seems like I just brought her home from the hospital too).

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

oh this is just so sweet! he is absolutely adorable and i know how proud you are. he's such a lucky guy.

Melcy said...

So sweet! We love Jack and can't wait to celebrate him this weekend!

BroncoMom said...

Precious words to a precious child. Happy Birthday to all of you!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

awww, so sweet! and all the pics are SO cute! Happy 2nd birthday to J! :)

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