***Warning*** (Picture overload!)
Happy, wonderful 2nd birthday!! Putting this post together gave me more chest tightness than I've ever had, but it was because I was fighting the tears. (More like, fighting them off the keyboard before it ruined the computer!)
I sit here almost dumbfounded at how to even type about your second year. I think that's why I finally decided to let the pictures do most of the talking. I went back and put on here some of my most favorite pictures/memories of you, that I didn't want to forget from this past year, and I found myself in picture overload, but didn't care!!
I hope you look back at these one day with a smile on your face, feeling the love that is in each of these pictures. I hope you see your happiness, and how much happiness you poured out to everyone around you.
You have gone from a barely walking baby, to a beautiful, full of energy, life and personality little toddler!! Every single day, I find myself not wanting to do anything but soak everything about you in. I had no clue I could love you as much as I do.
Your daddy and I lay in bed at night and just talk about you and the things you did that day, or something new you started saying or doing! You amaze us, make us proud, and we couldn't be more blessed that God gave us you.
Enjoy watching yourself grow in these pictures!! I couldn't do it without crying, but they sure are cute!! I thought this past year was a blast!! :)
You eat well. I can't get alot of veggies down ya, but you'll do fruit all day
You sleep from 8pm to 7am
You take around a 2 hr nap a day. I usually crash too!
You are absolutely impossible to change your diaper. I have to have short prayer times before each change.
You dance and dance and dance! If there's music on in the car, you're bobbing your head
You think everything is HYSTERICAL!! I love that you laugh all the time
You have gone from barely saying "momma" to full blown sentences. I love it!
My favorite thing is when you come at us with your arms open and you're yelling, "I love you soooo much!" (I can't get enough of it!)
I love how when we sing Jesus Loves Me everynight at bedtime, you sing it now too, and you sing it sooo loud!! hahaha.
Your terrible two fits to me are honestly, hilarious!! So many times I have to turn around to laugh so you can't see me. You're so dramatic!
Fresh Beat Band, Dora, and Elmo are your favorite things to watch on tv
You drive Walker absolutely nuts!!!
You hate to be "restrained" by means of a carseat, stroller, or cart. I'm starting just to let you walk everywhere! It's much less of a battle and it wears you out!
You love love love your baby dolls, and watching you tell them night night and pat their backs, makes my heart melt
You love to help me clean. I always have to give you a damp paper towel, and you'll go to town for hours with that! Not to mention the kid broom and kid vaccuum you use daily!
You're turning into a daddy's girl
You wear 2t clothes and size 6 shoe currently
At your 2 year check up you weighed 26lbs (50th percentile)
And you were 35 inches tall (80th percentile). I wouldn't have EVER thought that!
You hate having anything on your feet. The first chance you get your shoes and socks are off!!
You're able to work my cell phone in ways I don't know how to work it.
You love to have your nails painted and you always have a purse on your shoulder!
You are obssessed with your grandparents!! We're so blessed you have them!
Your new favorite indoor game is playing, "Ready, Set, Go!" And you take off running to one of us!! I love how you have your arms open wide running to us!
You love animals of any sort!!
You still twirl your hair when you're tired.
You can count to 11 all by yourself!
You know all of your basic primary colors
You are very stubborn, and very strong-willed. Mentally wears this momma out sometimes- but I know it's a good quality!
When we go in your room to play you immediately tell me to "sit." I think it's your way of making sure I don't go anywhere and that you have my full attention! haha.
The only way you'll watch tv is standing up leaning against the couch.
The paci use is only at bed time now! We're getting there
As much as you don't like diaper changes, you really don't like a wet or dirty diaper. You'll strip right in the middle of the livingroom. Potty training is in a few short weeks when I 'm off work!
You love to play my piano. I see me giving you lessons in another year!
You love to jump on beds and watch yourself in the mirror!
We have managed for 2 years to never allow you to sleep in our bed with us. While it's probably a good thing, I'd love to be able to nap with you!!
Everyday I become more amazed at your personality, at your inner beauty, and whatever new you are doing.
I am so blessed to be your mom, and your dad is beyond words in love with you too!!
I cannot wait to see what year 3 holds!! It blows my mind already thinking about it.
HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY JAYCEE ANABELLE!!! WE LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!!