Friday, June 19, 2009
Melissa it's seems just like yesterday when I held you in my arms for the first time. Now you are climbing in my lap giving me hugs and kisses and even saying " Mommy hold you" it should be "Mommy hold me". You have grown so much in the last year that I don't even know where to began. I still remember you at your 1st birthday party with the cake all over your face. You had started walking around 10 months and now you are running. We went on our first family vacation last year to the beach. I got to see your face when the waves hit your face you would laugh every time. We went back again this year and you had even a better time playing in Uncle Steve and Aunt Cynthia's pool. You also loved floating in the ocean. You said "I like it". Daddy said that was worth the trip. We can't wait to have more family vacation with you. Daddy is holding out to take you skiing.
Over the last year you have learned to sing and dance. You can sing, Jesus loves me, Amazing Grace, Twinkle Twinkle little star, The ABC's, The wheels on the bus, Baby Bumble Bee, and lots more. Daddy and I are so amazed how fast you learn the songs and then you can signing it over and over. I love watching you dance it's just puts a smile on my face. You also can count to 10. I could go on and on with the things you can do. Daddy and I also loved taking you to see ELMO, you had the best time of your life that night singing and dancing. Things like that make us happy to see you happy.
You haven't always been the easiest toddler, you have had the hardest time with your teeth coming in. I always knew when you were teething, you would have a bad day or week and so would I. I have to say I'm glad you have all your teeth, expect for the two year molars that are coming in now.
Melissa you are growing up so fast that I'm so blessed to stay home with you and have this bonding time with you. One day you will be going off the kindergarten and I won't have all day with you. Speaking of school you will be starting preschool this fall. I know you will love it. I watched you at VBS playing with the kids and making art work and the teacher told me you knew all the songs they sang to you.
God has blessed you these last two years, he has kept you healthy. I know you don't know that you have CF, but there will come a day that you will know about it and will have to deal with your health. We count our blessings every day that we have you and that you aren't sick. I know in your life time there is going to be a cure found for this disease. I look forward to this next year to see what all you will be doing and have done.
I hope you have had a happy birthday this year. You had almost a whole week of celebrating going on. It started out with your birthday party on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Daddy and I know how much you like the water so we knew the water park would be fun. It was a good idea because it was hot that day, but you and your friends didn't seem to care that it was hot. You had friends and family come for your party. After all the fun was over it was time to go home a take a nap. When you woke up you had more gifts waiting on you. DD got you your 1st tricycle and Erica got you baby bed for your dolls. On Monday, June 15, 2009 we met up with our cousins from Arizona, they came to Texas for a visit. We had fun playing at a different water park. You and cousin Addie hit it off. She loved playing with you and you loved her playing with you. That night we went out to eat for dinner at the Rain Forest Cafe. You had fun with the Elephants and Gorilla's. Cousin David and Vickie got you and mommy a birthday cake and the staff sang Happy Birthday to us.
On Tuesday, June 16, 2009 we didn't do much other than go to your CF check up. I will post about that on the next post. Then on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 (The BIG Day) you turned two. I took you out for breakfast. Daddy was out of town so he could not join us. We went to Dunkin Donuts and you had a sprinkle donut. You told me " I like it mommy" That was all worth it. Then after breakfast you had your two year check up. Can you believe you weigh 29lbs and are 35 inches tall? I knew you had gotten taller because you are reaching things that are on the counter and table. I guess I need to keep the counters and table clean. After your two year check up we met up with Cousin Jana at Chick fl A for lunch. This is one of your favorite places to eat. I also like it. The rest of the day we didn't do much, because you have already had a busy week. On Thursday, June 18, 2009 the UPS driver knock on the door and it was a package for you. Boy are you spoiled, how many people get to keep having a birthday all week. The package was a toy from Uncle Steve and Aunt Cynthia.
Happy 2nd Birthday Melissa Pearl, Silly Girl and Dada's Cutie pie!
We love you so much
Mommy and Dada
Friday, June 19, 2009