Wow. How the years are flying by!
Yesterday, my baby girl turned 2 years old.
And let me tell you, this child is the light of our lives.
Oh, how I wish every one of you could meet her in person. I guarantee, her bright eyes and big ol’ smile would win your heart as well.
As she’s grown, she’s developed the sweetest little personality. I love how she answers so many things with a very enthusiastic, “Okay!” and is genuinely happy to comply.
“Xia, come here, it’s time to eat.”
“Xia, let’s go change your diaper.”
“Baby, it’s time to go night-night now, let’s go lay down.”
“Xia, Don’t get into that!”
I know she won’t always be so agreeable, so I’ll take it while I can!
I love how, often, when you step out of the room for a few minutes, and then return, she’ll greet you as if you’ve been gone all day long, “Hey, Mommy!!!!” That always makes me laugh.
And I love how she adores her siblings. She thinks her “Sissy” is the best, and is so happy when Jada actually lets her in her room for what she tells Ty is “girl time”, (which means no boys allowed).
She just loves her new baby brother, and gives him lots of attention and loving throughout the day. She’s quite the little mommy. But her real buddy is her “Ty-Ty”. She thinks he is the funniest thing ever, and he is so gracious with her.
We didn’t have much money to spend for a party, but we definitely wanted to give her a special day. So, I made a homemade pizza for lunch, and some whole wheat chocolate cupcakes to follow, using stuff I already had on hand.
Then we headed into town to visit Chuck E. Cheeses for some fun. Xia had never been there before, and Ty was just a baby the last time we took Jada, so it was a treat for them all. I found a coupon in one of the Sunday papers for 90 tokens for $15, so they each had 30 games or rides to enjoy.
When we got back home we let her open her gifts. I’d used my Swagbucks and Eversave points to get a couple of things for free. (Which, by the way, was only made possible by you, so thank you!!) We got her a pack of bath crayons, and a personalized baby bracelet.
The “I’m 2” shirt was also free through Eversave! I thought that was a cute touch.
All in all, it was a very good day. The kids had fun, and I think Xia felt like the special little princess she is to us all.
Happy Birthday angel!! I love you with all my heart!!