Happy Birthday little firecracker! What a whirlwind the last 2 years have been. I can’t express what joy you’ve brought to our lives. My absolute favorite job is being your mommy.
You are such a helper! You help empty the dishwasher (handing me or your dad one utensil or plate at a time – it takes a while but we get it done!), you clean up spills, sweep the floor – anything you can to help out. You are such a loving little girl too. You give me a hug and kiss each day before I leave for work.
You have the best personality! To say you’re outgoing would be an understatement. There has been maybe one time (ever!) when you’ve acted shy, and that’s just it, you were ‘acting.’ You say ‘hi’ to just about everyone from friends to the cashier at Wegmans. You run, jump, scream, laugh and have so much energy packed into such a little body. You love to be read a story every night before bed. Not just one, but at least a couple. You LOVE being read to which brings me such joy because I’ve always loved to read and look forward to the stories we’ll read together as you grow.
I can’t believe how fast time has flown by. I wish I could freeze time at some moments when you’re doing something amazingly sweet and precious and I’ll wish I had my camera. It’s those moments that I can’t capture and I don’t ever want to forget them. Like the times when you come up and give me a kiss on the cheek out of the blue when we’re in the middle of playing. Or when you get down on your hands and your knees to meet your brother face to face while he’s crawling on the ground and you say “Hi, brother!” in your own little baby voice to mimic my own. Although you are the wildest child and its rare to see you sitting still to play with something for longer than a minute, you are also the sweetest most polite little girl.
Since I can’t bottle up the baby you were and the little girl you’re becoming I’ll continue writing you these letters so that one day you’ll know. You’ll know just how special you are and always will be. I hate to look ahead since time flies by too fast as it is, but sometimes I’ll think of the woman you’ll be one day. My heart already swells with pride. If you’re this amazing as my little girl, I can only imagine who you will be as a mother of your own little firecracker. I love you more and more each day.
Mommy (still mama on most days!)