9.26.2008

Dear Johnnie

My beautiful baby boy you are now a toddler. At 9:47am today, exactly 2 years after you were born you were laying on the couch with your favorite things. Your pacifier (MY) & your blanket (BAY) watching your favorite movie, Cars (Carsee- you tend to add an ee sound to everything you really like.) You are usually so happy, full of smiles & giggles. Excitable at the littlest things but also headstrong when you aren't getting your way. We can make you happy just by giving you the smallest things... letting you sit in the front seat of our cars to "drive" using your belly to honk the horn. Giving you your morning bottle of milk, letting you brush your hair & teeth, making sure Joey doesn't touch your food & just letting you be a crazy kid.You usually aren't that excited to try new things. Saying no, crying occasionally & sometimes outright refusing to do it. But sometimes you'll do it, then love & it, then refuse to stop. Yesterday you rode a Merry-Go-round for the first time. Hesitantly at first but after your 2nd time you didn't want to stop. You had such a good time even if you refused to smile. You were an only child for a very short time & sometimes I really miss those times but I have to admit watching you with your baby brother melts my heart. You are so sweet with him & usually very gentle. Playing with toys, reading him books & always being very worried when you hear him crying. These are the moments I feel most proud of you.Tonight after dinner we gave you another cake & we all (including you for at least the words you knew) sang Happy Birthday. Then to our amazement you put your finger in the cake, & tasted the icing.And then you did the unthinkable for you & leaned down to take a bite of the icing.We were all laughing so hard but you just kept licking the icing & moving the candle around. No such luck on getting you to eat cake, but you sure did love the icing.You are SO very loving. Always giving kisses & hugs. You love to be held, especially when you're tired so you can put your head on our shoulder. You still run everywhere & will only sit still to watch some tv, to play with your trains & occasionally to eat. A pure joy. A VERY light sleeper. A toddler. One of the loves of my life. Forever my BABY. I love you little guy!

4 comments:

Sara said...

What a heart warming post.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday Johnnie!

Well he's getting closer to eating cake! Maybe on his third birthday?

Megan said...

So sweet. Happy Birthday Big Man!

J.J. Killins said...

so sweet sara.