Wednesday, August 13, 2014

From One to Two

{finally posting this!}

I'm afraid we may never be able to top your second year of life.  You see, while it was one of the most challenging years of Mommy's life to date, it was also the best year and will forever be coined "our year."  The second year of your life was when I learned how to thrive as a single mother.  It was the year that I decided to push for my business to succeed and simultaneously push for us to make it on our own.  We got a job working together with you as my right hand man, we learned how to fill our days with what makes us the happiest, and to top if off, we met the man of our dreams.  We grew our bond, we traveled some of the United States, and we experienced the start of toddlerdom.

From one to two you conquered your fear of crawling through your tunnel, you learned to walk, you went on your first road trip traveling from Georgia to Vermont, you drank orange juice for your first time in Keene, New Hampshire, you spent a whole day walking the streets of Washington, D.C. site-seeing the White House, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial statue, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and so many more historical sites, you danced in the rain for the first time, you got your first haircut, went to the pumpkin patch twice, got the flu for the first time, went to your third and fourth rodeos, experienced your first snow storms, learned you loved rain boots, went to your first circus, went to the Atlanta Zoo for your second time, went on your first, second, and third carousel rides, climbed Stone Mountain, learned to ride a scooter, had your first easter egg hunt, went on your third and fourth airplane rides to San Francisco where you went to Pier 39, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatrez, and so many other amazing sites, you went to the Georgia Aquarium (the largest in the world!) for the first time, Noah's Arc Zoo several times, you went strawberry picking for your second time, you went to your first Atlanta Braves baseball game, took your fifth and sixth airplane rides to New York City where you visited the worlds largest Macys, Time Square, the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and more!, you visited Chattanooga, TN for your first time going to Ruby Falls, The Incline, and Rock City, you went to Stone Mountain to see the laser show for your second time, and more!

On top of all of the places you went to and things you did you also became terrified of Santa Clause, learned to climb all over everything, learned to put two words together and then eventually full sentences, you learned to run, you learned to sing your ABC's, you showed me your love for music and dancing, you ate entirely too much ice cream, got a lot of boo boo's that broke mommy's heart, stopped nursing, and learned to hate the doctors.  Of course there was such much more than this too.


On your second birthday your daddy and I took you fishing and then to lunch.  You were so happy.  That night the whole family ate pizza (your favorite!) and then went to Nannys house for cake.  It was a much more simple day than the day you turned one but perfect all the same.

These two years with you have been the best.  I am so proud to be your mommy.

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