It was two years ago we brought her home from the hospital. It was the hottest day of the summer and there were three eager faces waiting to meet her, hold her, and touch her. Those first few weeks the rhythm of the whole house was wrapped around that tiny girl. I remember how long Justin would linger in bed in the morning, just so her could hold her sleeping body a little while longer. How can two years have passed already? But the evidence greets me each day; the cheerful, ever busy, toe-headed little girl, who’s tiny voices chirps up at me as she follows me around the house.
We celebrated her birthday last Thursday. It was a quiet, small celebration. We filled her day with all the little things she loves; balloons tied to her crib to greet her the moment she opened her eyes, doughnuts for breakfast, swimming with the big kids, fresh berries (her absolute favorite), and home-made pizza for dinner…because Miss P loves pizza!
After dinner she excitedly opened her gifts from the children, Grandma and Grandpa W. and her daddy and I. Grandma W included a card with her gift and Miss P spend several minutes “reading” it to us She’s such a little mockingbird! She’s seen her big sister slowly reading out loud many times, so naturally she wanted to give it a go.
She was so pleased and proud of every gift!
This is the little back-pack I bough her. She loves back-packs! She’s always trying to borrow her sister’s so I thought it was time she had her own. I filled it with magnetic letters and a small bag of Hershey’s kisses (because Miss P loves her chocolate too).
She beamed as we sang to her and she blew that candle out just like pro
For the last month, when you would ask Miss P how old she was going to be; she would hold up 5 fingers and say “I two!”. And then, when you asked her what she was going to have on her birthday she would say “Cake!!”. But pretty soon it changed and when you asked her how old she was going to be she would simple say, “I cake!!!!”.
Things I want to remember about my darling 2-year-old
-The way you swat your daddy’s hands away when he’s trying to buckle you into your carseat and say “I do! I do!”.
-Your gloriously goofy grin
-The way the crook of your neck smells when you wake up from a nap, and the way I close my eyes and breath you in, as you tuck your head under my chin
-How you jump up and down and shout “Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!” when you see Daddy walk in the door with a pizza box
You are the bright spot in our little family Miss P, and you are so very loved