Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dear Chloe: Two Years Old

-- Decorating a card for Daddy on Fathers Day and watching for him out the window! --

Dear Chloe,

My sweet girl, its hard to believe two years have already passed since you made your way into this big, beautiful world, a day I will never, could never, forget. Holding your little body in my arms for the first time felt so perfect, instantly I fell completely in love with you, my daughter. Over these past two years you have enriched our lives beyond imaginable, so much beauty, and love, and joy all because of you. Your Daddy and I love you so very much, and are so proud of the little girl you are becoming.

You are so full of life and energy, your desire to discover the world around you is intense, at times you can be so stubborn and wild, desperate for independence. In the same sense you are just as sweet as can be, always so caring and compassionate towards others,  you love giving hugs and kisses, cuddling with your Daddy and I, and you are so thoughtful too, always so eager to help me take care of the little baby at work. I love every little detail that makes you, you, Chloe, every little detail!

Because I never want to forget this time in your life....

You Love // spending the day outside, running, jumping with both feet, being naked, throwing stones at the beach, good music, giving and receiving kisses, backpacks, animals, the Fresh Beat Band, your family, dancing, painting, laughing, bubbles, shoes, playing dress up, being independent, standing on chairs, helping your Daddy and I cook in the kitchen, books, balloons, smelling flowers, chocolate, and singing along to your favorite songs.

You Say // baby, shoes, beats, coat, socks, feet, hands, head, nose, neck, water, here ya go, where did it go, oh no, I'm home, that's you, he, she, Grandma, Uncle Will, Aunt Becky, Faith, cheese, Shout, Twist, Kiki and Marina ( all characters from the Fresh Beat Band ) bubbles, go, watch, no, banana, hello, bye, balloon, bless you ( when you hear someone sneeze ), pretty.

You Know // the names of all your body parts and where they are all located ( your favorite is your nose ), can count to five, how to get undressed and also put on clothes ( including your shoes ), how to help me empty the dishwasher, sweep, and throw garbage away in the trash can, you walk, run, jump, and dance, use utensils when eating, know the names and sounds of many different animals, and can recognize the people you see the most in pictures and videos.

Happy Birthday sweet girl, I look forward to watching your grow more and more each and every day!

Love,
Mama

17 comments:

  1. You both are just so lovely :)

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    1. Aw well thank you so much Margaux, you're so sweet!

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  2. And I love the little detail photos, her toes and fingers. I need to remember to do that with Darwin next time he is sitting still with an activity.

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  3. this makes me so choked up! beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you Noelle, I really appreciate your kind words!

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  4. What a lovely post - i so enjoyed reading about where chloe is at and im sure she will in years to come too. Xx

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    1. Thank you, I hope she will too! xx

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  5. Happy birthday, sweet Chloe girl! We've loved following along in your journey!

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    1. Thank you so much Kate, we have loved following along in your family's journey too! xx

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  6. Beautiful little girl. . and such nice words melted my heart.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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  7. Happy birthday to your sweet Chloe! This is such a lovely letter, something she will cherish one day I'm sure :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm hoping she will too!

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  8. Happy Birthday Chloe! And thank you so much Jennifer for sharing a little bit of her adorableness here on the blog.

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    1. Thank you Leslie, and of course, its easy for me to do hehe!

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    1. Thank you Jane, I cant disagree with you there! xx

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