Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday!!

Dear Beckett,
I can hardly believe that my sweet boy is two years old today! These past two years have flown bye faster than I could have imagined, and we fall more in love with you each day. You have brought so much joy into our lives, and we are forever changed because of you.

Every day with you is an adventure...filled with many laughs, lots of bumps and bruises, and an occasional temper tantrum or trip to time out. You are ALL boy and love any kind of ball you can get your hands on these days. Football was the first sport you learned much about, and you summarized it by saying they "run, run, run, aww man...he fall down." So that is how you've adapted every sport. No matter what kind of ball you have in your hand you take off running with it/kicking it/hitting it but always end up falling down at the end. It is cute and funny to us now, but we've got some work to do before you start team sports. We couldn't believe how quickly you learned the difference between the sports, and you definitely have an opinion about which one you'd like to watch on TV on a given day.

You also love to narrate your life. You talk constantly and speak in complete sentences. We are so grateful that speaking has come so easily for you because Daddy and I get such a kick out of hearing the thoughts that go through your sweet little head. Your memory amazes us. It is not uncommon for you to remember and talk about things that happened a couple of weeks ago.

You are independent and opinionated and have become a rather picky eater. You will still eat any kind of fruit we put in front of you, but you have pretty much given up on vegetables. We've tried bribing you with a reward for taking a bite of your veggies (i.e. a lollipop for a bite of broccoli), but most of the time this ends up in a crying fit because you refuse to eat the veggie and we therefore refuse to give you the lollipop. I feel bad, but I guess tough love has to start somewhere!

My favorite time of day with you is bedtime. Daddy gives you your bath and then Mommy gets to read to you, say your prayers, and sing/rock you to sleep. I know the days of you letting me rock you to sleep are numbered so I treasure everyone. I also love this time with you because you are so talkative and blurt out the most random thoughts as we rock and sing.
We are so blessed that God chose us to be your mommy and daddy and can't wait to see how you will grow and change in the next year. We love you so much sweet B!!

Mommy and Daddy

1 comment:

The Manuel Family said...

Happy B-day, B! I love reading what he is up to and those pictures are precious!