Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Can she really be two already?

Dear Anna,
How can you possibly be two? So short a time ago you were getting up 4 times a night, messing in 15 diapers a day, and screaming you head off All. The. Time. Now you are so big. One to two brought huge changes for you. Last year at this time you could barely toddle around. You were so tentative with your steps.
Now you are so fast.
You never ever walk. It is run run run for you. You enthusiasm exhausts me but I love it. Don't ever lose that.
You light up every room you enter with your beautiful smile. You melt the hearts of each person you encounter with your hugs and kisses. On a recent trip to Wally-World you ran up to an elderly greeter like you had known him all of you life and gave him the biggest hug he has ever had. You made his day. There was a twinkle in his eye that wasn't there before. I love that about you Anna. You know how to make others feel good. It bothers you to see anyone cry. It's like you are hurting along with them. While we were in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago you were bothered to see your seven week old cousin cry. Your hugs didn't really soothe her but it warmed my heart to see you try to help. Hugs make you feel better when you cry so they would probably help the baby too. You are so incredibly sweet and affectionate. You have a hug for every person you path crosses. It get a little tiring in the grocery store, I'll admit, but I don't mind much. The smiles on others faces makes it worth it.
Your still not talking a lot. You say enough to get by but no more. Honestly, Anna, I am not sure I really want to know what is on your mind sometimes. You are very sweet but also extremely opinionated. The world really is not run according your standards. And I am the chief person messing things up right now. So if you don't want to talk for a little longer, I am OK with that.
I can't wait to see what this year brings for you. Happy Birthday my sweet baby!
One year ago yesterday.
Last night

*Chocolate cupcakes*


Donalyn said...

Happy Birthday Anna!

I seem to remember another little girl who handed out hugs in the grocery store - and invited everyone to come over for dinner that night. Our grocery bills were just awful during those years.

Gina said...

Happy Birthday Anna :)

Weezee said...

Happy Birthday Anna!!!!
I'm itching for one of those hugs. Save one for me and I will get it in a month!

She seems take after you. I don't think you ever walked either!!!

Fisher's Blog said...

I'm seriously wiping tears from my face!!! I can't believe Anna is 2 already!! Where does the time go???

Flea said...

She is just so adorable! Happy birthday, Anna!

2nd CM said...

Okay, now you've gone and done put a tear in my eye! .... I think I need a hug!