I’m in the throes of trying to plan a fun birthday for Little Miss P. this month and I keep swallowing big gulps of nostalgia. Here are some of the random thoughts that keep buzzing through my head:
I always knew that becoming a mother would change me; but not like this.
People say time goes by quickly and on some level it has; but her birth seems like forever ago. We’ve just done so much living in 2 short years.
I can’t stop re-reading this:
I will never ever tire of watching her experience things for the first time. It’s fascinating, and fun, and all-consuming in the best sort of way.
The layers of love I keep finding for her within myself are endless. How lucky I am to have that special feeling be mine forever.
The little things I love about you, Missy Moo, now that you are two:
The way you smile with your whole face:
How proud and brave you are when you go to school:
The creative ways you play:
Your uninhibited displays of happiness
The way you love your Daddy
And for all our Misadventures together past, present and future with your new sibling due this Fall …
Happy 2nd Birthday, my little muse,
Miss Paigely Baker Quinn.