Wednesday, March 26, 2014

two years old.






Dear Lyla,


Today is your second birthday. Well, miss Lyla girl...you bring so much joy into our lives. Your joy in contagious, I think it is almost impossible to be around you and not feel happy. You turned my weeping into dancing, and I truly believe God placed you in our lives at just the right time. Also, girlfriend....you are BUSY! I mean busy, you never stop, you are always on the go...exploring, and climbing, and getting into everything your not supposed to. You keep me on my toes, and I can't wait to see how you take that drive, and love for adventure, and apply it to life. On the flip side of that you almost never cry, you are always happy...I'd take busy and happy any day. You love to have fun and you can hold you own...I am fairly certain I won't have to worry about you in life, you tell people what's up and how it going to be.

Your favorite past times include...climbing in and on things, dancing, dumping out all the toys, chalk, coloring on yourself, closing doors, tormenting the dog snuggling with Harvey, stealing gum from the pantry, turning on the bathtub, using your siblings toothbrushes, playing with princesses, reading Pete the Cat, all things Frozen, and as of late you will stop dead in your tracks to pick a flower...or a weed...or a piece of grass...every few inches if you must.

You love to sing "Let it go" // "Hey Jude" // and "ABC's" ...the funny thing is though...you only know those words...so you just keep repeating "abc,abc,abc,abc" "Hey Jude, Hey Jude, Hey Jude" and "Let It Go, Let It Go". You are really becoming a good talker, so many cute words and sayings! Your first real sentence was..."Mama, I cold." You ask me for gum about 100 times a day..."Mama? I want gum?" the answer is almost always no and you make a sad face and then ask me for..."Memo cup?" (aka Nemo cup aka a drink) You want to know..."Where Dada at? Where Sissy at?" "Wanna snuggle?" "Where my Anna doll?" If you are doing something I don't want you to do and I tell you "No." you always say, "Oh. Otay." ...and then usually try to keep doing whatever it was that you were doing.

You are not what I would call an eater. You pretty much refuse most of the food I give you...or throw it on the floor...

You love your sister so much, you ask where she is during the day, and get excited when we get close to the school to pick her up. You bang on her bedroom door if it is closed until she lets you in. If you get in trouble you go and find her and she comforts you. I can see at a young age you two are very close, and I hope that is always the case. You love Jude, and love to jump in the trampoline with him, and watch him play Wipeout, and also anytime anything goes wrong you blame him...no matter what...even if he wasn't around it is always his fault. :) You love Daddy and anytime I say. "bedtime!" you say ... "No! I snuggle Dada." and run to him as fast as you can and he lets you because he is a sucker...he also gives you gum...and lets you pick all the flowers you want...your very sweet on him...you guys are buds.

Happy Birthday sweet girl. I hope you know and feel how much you are loved! I thank God daily for giving you to me, and I can wait to see how he unfolds in your life.You are such a little blessing and your dimples make my heart melt.

Love,
Mom

9 comments:

17 Perth said...

This is so incredibly sweet! Happy birthday to your sweet lyla girl.

LOVE, DANICA said...

Happy 2nd birthday lyla!!

Susan Liberatore said...

I could read these all day long.
Happy, Happy Birthday to your sweet Lyla girl.
Let it Gooooo, Let it Gooooo...did you buy the cd? Because you should. Costco, $9. Best $ I've ever spent.
xox

Leah said...

oh sweet girl! happiest birthday to your sweetheart. she always looks happy in all her photos too!

beth said...

she is so beautiful Mama...what a precious post for her. I love "you turned my weeping into dancing"...that was my longed for 3rd child too.... xox birthday hugs for Lyla

Amy Caudill said...

Such a sweet birthday letter! You captured her sweet self so nicely, she'll love looking back at this someday!

Meg {henninglove} said...

ahh what a wonderful wonderful post! happy birthday to your sweet 2 year old

Alli said...

happy birthday to your lil girl. She sounds amazing. I just love her little expressions.

Kelly said...

already. happy birthday lyla girl!