A letter to my daughter on her second birthday:
I thought the first year went quickly. The second has gone by even quicker. You are still changing every single day and it amazes me. You've come so far in the past year.
At 15 1/2 months, you started walking. Our lives haven't been the same since! Walking opened up a whole new world for you as you were able to finally catch the cats, walk into the store holding momma's hand and go play on the playground at the park. Your favorite thing about walking, though, was being able to wear shoes. You always yell "Shoooes!" when you see them. And you now know the difference between regular shoes and sandals. (yes, you are my daughter!)
You still love your fingers. We've tried getting you to stop, but they are your constant companion. Most of the time, we also see you walking around with Doggie, your best stuffed friend. He likes to sit at the kitchen table with you for dinner time, cuddle with you at night time, and go with you in the car. If you can't find him, we often hear, "Goggie, where'd go?".
You absolutely love going outside. I feel horrible when we have to come in because you throw crying fits sometimes, you like it so much! I love watching you get so excited when we go "ow-siiide".
Every day you come up with new words. You also love music and like to dance and sing. We catch you singing your own songs all the time in your quiet little voice. You tell me in that little voice, "love you.....mommy" and it just melts my heart.
I love our weekend snuggle time and when you look at me with your big, beautiful blue eyes. You've been absolutely wonderful and I cannot believe how much you've grown and changed this year. I'm looking forward to watching you grow up. You are the light of my life and the best thing that has ever come to me. I love you with all my heart, Alexia Marie. Happy Birthday!