She’s Two!

20 Jan

Our Dearest, Sweetest Lakyn,

It’s so very hard to believe that you’re two years old today. I remember holding your tiny little body, giving your tiny, chubby little cheeks kisses and trying to imagine what you’d be like as a toddler. What our life would be like at this time as a family of three. Although I knew it would be amazing, I never could have imagined just how wonderful these two years could be.

You’ve taught your Daddy and me so much in a short amount of time. You’ve taught us all about patience, that kisses and “big squeezes” make most everything better, that nothing quite compares to seeing your smile and hearing your laugh. You’ve taught us what it feels like to carry our hearts outside of our bodies, and that we don’t have the answers to nearly all the questions we thought we did. But your Daddy and I make a pretty good team, so we’re okay!

We love your excitement for life and your thirst for knowledge, and your compassion and concern for others (and often things) melts this Momma’s heart. You’re such a beautiful little girl. And you’re hilarious! We don’t know where you come up with half the things you say, but we’re sure thankful for the laughs. We are so blessed to be your parents.

Happy Birthday Big Girl! We love you to the moon and back!

Momma and Daddy

 

Some Things About Lakyn at 24 months:

-You weigh 25.6 pounds and are 33 inches tall. (If the old wives tale holds true you’ll be 5’6″ as an adult. Just like Momma!)

-You are the master of puzzles. You can put a 24 piece puzzle together in no time. You must have inherited this gene from your grandmothers.

-You LOVE reading books. You read all day long. You ask to read books right after you wake up, I often find you in your tent reading throughout the day, you want to bring the books with you to the table while you eat, and we end our bedtime routine with at least 3 books every night. You love them so much you’ve started asking to sleep with them in your bed. Sometimes when we check on you at night, you’ll be asleep, laying across an open book. Momma doesn’t see how that can be comfortable, but you don’t seem to mind! My favorite thing is to watch you read them yourself. You have so many of them memorized and when you get to the end you say, “The end. Read again.” every time!

-You request the same three songs, in the same order, every night before bed. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Jesus Loves Me, and You Are My Sunshine.

-You love to pray before we eat.

-You would live off of fruit snacks and milk if we’d let you. Getting you to eat veggies and meats has been a constant struggle lately.

-When Dora the Explorer is on tv, good luck to anyone trying to get your attention.

-You love to sit on the couch and snuggle.

-Whenever you get an owie, you instantly ask for kisses. Momma’s had an owie on her hand for about a week now and you kiss it for me every day.

-You’re terrified of band-aids. We even got you Dora ones thinking it would help. You’d carry them around all day, but when it actually came time to put one on you, you FREAKED out. (Paper cut. It took forever to stop bleeding.)

-You can count to 14, but then 15 trips you up. You say “five-teen”. Totally makes sense.

-Your face lights up when Daddy “gets home” from work. You love love love your Daddy. I don’t blame you!

-You know all your letters and sounds, shapes, and colors.

-You still do your “Go Lakyn” dance when you’re excited or happy about something.

Get it girl!

Donut face

Happy Birthday, Punkin! We love you!

 

3 Responses to “She’s Two!”

  1. Tylie January 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Awww I can’t believe she is already 2! She is so smart and so sweet. I love her and her precious little life! Happy Birthday to the big sister!!!

  2. Terri January 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Happy Birthday Lakyn!! Love love love her!!

  3. jodi January 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lakyn!!! We love you! Afton, you are such an amazing mother and this post was so sweet. You and Brandon have the cutest family ever :)

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