2 Is The New 22…

Lets discuss…

I have a 2 year old.  I have a 2 year old who thinks she’s 22.  I would say 12 or 20, but she likes wine too much so she’s certainly over 21!

Dear A,

It is surreal that my tiny little baby is 2 years old.  You are not a baby anymore and there’s no denying that.  You choose your own clothes, sleep until 9am, love all sweets and vegetables equally, love wine like an Italian, will do anything to make me laugh, have done lots of things that made me cry…you are simply the best thing that could have happened to your Daddy and me.  The light that you bring into our lives is so bright I can barely sleep at night.  You are so smart, everything you say amazes me.  Some of it shocks me to my core.  The way you love your friends and family is inspiring.  You are creative and colorful and a leader of all the family girls.  That is Mommy’s nice way of saying you are a teeny tiny dictator!  You tell me what to do all day … and most of the time I do it too!  You love to watch movies and talk on the phone.  You love to read books and color and paint.  You absolutely love gardening.  You are very attached to your blankie, bobo, bunny & Ritz bear.  As long as you have those things with you, you sleep like a champion!  You need your naps and are a really happy girl when you get a good sleep!  When you don’t, you are still a great girl, but you sure show your crankiness!  You love Disney princesses, Curious George, the Backyardigans & Strawberry Shortcake.  You have a dream about some of them every single night.  The one thing that stands out the most to me about you as you turn 2 is your love of music and dancing.  You dance all-day-long.  You love the music on the tv & will dance in circles as the world moves around you…and boy do you think the world revolves around you!!!!  Miss A…my world DOES revolve around you.  I love you.

You challenge me every single day, to be the best mother to you…but no matter how crazy you try to make me, I love you more than all the stars in the sky.  I love you more than all the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the world 😉  Thank you for being the best daughter in the universe!

I hope all of your wishes come true today and everyday.  I hope you dream big.  I hope you always love the way you do today.  I hope you always know how much your Mommy and Daddy love you.  You have changed our lives in the best way possible…


Mommy & Daddy

Still can't get over how swollen I was...ew. Family shot April 21, 2011

Family Shot April 21, 2011

Family shot April 20, 2012

Off to spend the day getting ready for A’s party & After party!  Can’t wait to see her face when she sees all the hard work we’ve put into this one!

I just spoke to my mother…who made me laugh on A’s 2nd birthday the way only a mom can do…apparently, in a conversation with Auntie H, it was discovered that even though Auntie H has never experienced a single labor pain yet, and is expecting her 3rd baby, she will NOT be trying to deliver naturally for this 3rd kid, even though her Dr. said it is a possibility.  The reason is, that Auntie H was in the room with me while I was in labor.  Apparently I scared the labor out of her!  “That was not a joke”  Lucky B*tch.