Ava my dear.. you are TWO! It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun. I still remember the moment we brought you into this world. Your sweet baby smell, your tiny toes, your chubby cheeks, your bright eyes… It makes me wonder how I ever lived life without you. You’re growing up to be such a beautiful, smart, funny and beyond sassy girl. (You get that sass from me so, I guess that’s what your Grandma Dawn likes to call payback..)
You’re doing so many new things and I am trying my best to soak those moments in before you move onto the next. My current favorite thing that you do is you say; “Please, Thank you, Excuse Me.” My only expectations of you in this life is to love with your whole heart and be polite and kind to others. I don’t care if you are the best player on the team, I don’t care if you have hundreds of friends. While those things are AMAZING, what’s going to make your Momma proud is you being a respectful and a kind human being, because that my dear is rare. That is what is going to change this world.
I wish I could lock you up and never let you grow up. You have changed my life in ways I just can’t even understand. I never knew I could love someone so much until I met you. I feel like the luckiest mom in the world, and I know you’ll say one day: “But you have to say that Mom!”. I don’t have to say that, I want to say that! While some days you make me want to rip my hair out, every day I still love you even more. I could spend every minute just staring at you, running my fingers through your unbelievably gorgeous hair, squeezing those chubby cheeks, and tickling you so you do that adorable laugh that you do.
While I would love nothing more than to keep you as my little baby, I am loving watching you grow up. I can’t wait to see you learn new things. I can’t wait to buy you your first backpack for pre-school. I can’t wait to see who you become in this life. I thank God every day for blessing me with a beautiful daughter. You will forever have me wrapped on your finger. Happy birthday baby girl! I love you SO SO much!! <3
Your favorites right now:
Frozen (literally everything frozen themed: yogurt, toys, coloring books, etc.)
Apples, and not necessarily the fruit. Anything round is an apple to you and you want it.
SNACKS. Child you are like your father. Every 10 seconds you want a snack and you stand at the fridge and cabinet crying until we give in.
Saying “Delicious”. You saying that word will never get old lol.
Coloring. I think you say “Colors” at least 7 times a day.
Your Momma’s favorite things:
Holding your hand on your way to bed.
Your hugs & kisses when I drop you off at daycare.
When you wake up and you yell: “MOMMYYYYY” a 100 times.
You randomly caressing my face because that’s what I do to you.
I will go ahead and stop now because I am going to cry… so enjoy your silly, adorable two year old self below!!
Sass & Duck lips on the right! What did I get myself into?!
I’m convinced there is caffeine in fruit snacks! You’re wild!!
The in between moments make for the best pictures 😉
Who wants fruit snacks?!
No more!! You promised me fruit snacks if I smiled!!
Are you done yet…?
You want me to sit still? No thank you!
Feed me and I’ll smile as much as you want!