This happy girl just turned two!
I think this is one of my favorite pictures of Emelia--
her smile is genuine and candid and her eyes sparkle.
We've been having fun together over the last month or so as she continues to grow. She's growing into her body a bit--she's still very tall!
She is also talking, and singing, up a storm. She has two voices--the tiny, sweet and gentle voice that makes me melt.
And the loud, screechy, intense one that makes me, well--crazy!
Yes, you. You make me crazy!
But mostly you bring joy to every day.
For every screeching fit you throw I get two kisses, a big hug, spontaneous singing and dancing and an unprompted "thank you Mama"
or "I love you, Mama."
With a brother like Oliver it is hard, sometimes, to be the center of attention. Most the time I think that is just fine with Emelia, but it was really fun to see her enjoying being the center of attention at her birthday party.
This is such a funny age. One moment she seems to be growing up so quickly, then I look at pictures like these and she still has those chubby-baby hands and remember that she is still (for now) my baby.
I'll end with your favorite song
(for my adult readers out there, I'm sorry if you get an ear worm!).
I love you
You love me
We're a happy family
with a great big hug
and a kiss from me to you
won't you say you love me too