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Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Dear Lily,
You're two. I can't seem to believe it. TWO. Time has certainly flown by since you were born. Two years since Daddy and I went to Hibachi Japan and my water broke in the bathroom, announcing your arrival in well, perhaps not the ideal way, but definitely a memorable one. Those first few days were not just a little bit scary, but also amazing and wondrous as we watched you in your (as your Daddy says) animatronic muppet stage. Days after you were born a horrible storm formed-Hurricane Katrina. It devastated areas which to this day are still not rebuilt. As I nursed you night after night, I watched the news as stories of women giving birth amidst this storm. And I held you just a little bit tighter. I hope someday I will be able to explain this storm to you and together we can find someway to make a difference.

Today, well you are definitely not an animatronic muppet anymore. Nope you are a funny, beautiful, smart, opinionated little girl. You know what you like and you know what you don't like and you are sure to let everyone know around you. Some of your favorite things are apple sauce (which you say quite perfectly,) pancakes, hamburgers-NOT cut up but in the bun just like a big girl, yogurt, and just about any kind of fruit you can get your hands on. I am also happy to report that every time you are served peas you have eaten at least two. Progress.As for people? Oh my goodness do you LOVE your Nonnie and BaBa and Mor Mor. Sure Mama and Daddy are fun, but come on. Grandparents? What could be better. Although seeing your face when you see (in your words) "Meeeeeeeessssssy!!!!!!! Meeeeeeeeeesssy!!!" and Maya is just priceless. The giggles and smiles are UNCONTROLLABLE. And thank goodness you are starting to get over some of your Ben shyness too-very helpful as he is part of the Meeeeeeessy and Maya package. I am hoping that someday you will have the same hysterical affection for your Aunts and Uncles and cousins. One day I hope.

So what are you doing these days? Well counting to ten all by yourself. My favorite is when you get to teuw. Or when you say sheuw. It is just TOO CUTE. And as for the alphabet song? You are getting there. Perhaps we slide over a few letters, but you know the gist-especially when we get to the end "now I know my A-B-C's." Makes a Mama proud. You also love to put shapes into there rightful holes. When your Mama was little we had a game called Perfection where you had to put a bunch of pieces into their teeny tiny holes within a time limit. Daddy thought it would be a great game for you too. Well no timer yet, but you did it. Every single one-with only a little bit of help from Mama and Nonnie. We were quite impressed. You are also a never ending wealth of really funny stories. Like the time you pretended to eat (and feed me) bits off your leg because you were REALLY ready for lunch. Or on Sunday when they were talking about needing cookies for a program and you heard the word cookie and very loudly said "COOKIE!" Well it was a word you recognized. You are also a joy to watch as you listen to music. You get SO into it. Clapping to the beat and dancing and stomping all around. Makes a music teacher proud ;)Your favorite characters right now are COOOOOKIE! Elmo, and Ernie. And for some really strange reason why I can't quite name, Slimy.So there you have it. You in a nut shell. You are two. I just can't wait to see what you do next.
love, Mama

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Anonymous mel said...

Oh what a lovely story to a cute little girl. I am going to pinch the format of this for when my little guy turns two in a couple of months. She is quite the cutie

5:12 AM  
Blogger Heather Wade-Taylor said...

Lily~ Your Aunt Heather and Uncle Justin love you this much!!!! We can't wait to see you for your second birthday party! Someday you may look back and read this. We want you to know how crazy we are about you, and that if there is ever anything you need, we'll be right here for you!
Love~ Uncle Justin and Aunt Heather

7:00 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

she will love this when she is older!

2:52 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Happy Birthday, Lily!

3:50 PM  
Blogger shelly b said...

happy birthday lil Lil!!!!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

Happy Birthday Lily! We love you so much. Maya picked out a special present for you! We can't wait to give it to you!

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Uncle Ben said...

Oh Gosh, Lily, Happy Belated Birthday! I typed up a "Happy Birthday" post on you birthday and didn't realize that I hadn't put in the crazy letters for verification.
So now, I am wishing you A Happy Day, Today, Which Isn't Your Birthday, But Should Be A Good Day For You Anyways!
Aunt Katherine told me so many great things about you. It it quite ridiculous that I have only met you ONE time. But you steal my heart with the love of pancakes and applesauce.

11:13 AM  
Anonymous amber joy said...

Happy Birthday, little wonder girl!

3:03 PM  
Blogger Mary Jo said...

Happy Birthday to Lily!
It seems like you were just posting about her first birthday not to long ago, Marie!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Charissa said...

Love you. :)

8:42 PM  

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