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On your second birthday

Dear Charlotte,

I can’t believe that you are already two years old! I have always rolled my eyes at people who say the days are long, but the years are short, and yet, I fully understand what they mean now.

This last year has been challenging in a lot of ways, but it has also been a lot of fun. You are developing such a big personality, and I love seeing the different things that you discover every single day. You are so happy (most of the time), and you are smarter than I probably was at that age! ๐Ÿ˜‰

You love The Wiggles, playing on my iPad, wearing your stethoscope around the house (please, please, please let that be a sign of your future career…ha!). You love your “bubba,” as you call Koopa, and you really love being outside…when the weather permits!

You know some of your letters and colors, and it always makes me laugh to hear you say them! You also love to wave at cars that go by Grammy and Pop’s house. You sometimes will even shout at cars when we are driving!

You’re going through a little bit of a picky eating phase right now, and you insist on being fed, which isn’t always convenient, but we’ll keep doing if it’s what helps you to eat!

You love all of your family, but you’re definitely Pop Pop’s girl! No one else even exists when he’s around! I never had that relationship growing up, so it’s really sweet to see how much you love him. It’s also really sweet to see my dad – the same one that many of my friends were scared of when I was growing up – become such a softie around you! Even your uncle, who never really liked kids, has a soft spot for you!

Little girl, I don’t think you’ll ever know how much your daddy and I love you. At least, you won’t until you have kids, if you choose to have them. Sometimes I just stare at you, awed that we created this wonderful little person and wondering how we functioned without you!

A lot of people have told me that we’re entering “the terrible twos,” but I disagree. Sure, there are going to be tough days, but that’s only because your brain and your body are growing and sometimes you can’t figure out how you’re feeling or how to tell us what you want. We’ll get through it. We always have and always will. That’s what chocolate and extra snuggles are for, right?

So, to our sweet, smart, silly, sassy, brave, beautiful baby girl, we wish you a happy birthday. We can’t wait to see how you’ll change and grow this year!


Daddy, Mama, and Bubba ๐Ÿ˜‰


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  1. I called them the awesome 2โ€™s. Love that she loves being outside. Jason did when he was little and still does. I think that is why we liked Scouts so much. Enjoy the 2โ€™s.


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