You turn two today!
I remember the first time we met…
My first impression was “she’s so small,” smaller than I remember your sister being. You were a perfect, fragile, wrapped up little bundle. I couldn’t tell your personality initially, you seemed kind of quiet, reserved, and slow to warm up but when you were hungry, girl, did you pipe up! Little did I know you would carry these traits with you until now; you tread light with a big stick. I sensed that you were coy and intelligent by how you looked into my eyes and softly licked your lips with a knowing; we had quiet conversations, me and you. We got to know each other slowly.
Your sister loved on you from the moment she met you.
In fact, your daddy and I had to hold her back sometimes. You know how she goes; bubbling over with love and affection 24/7. But I knew that wasn’t your style, so we made adjustments. We’ve adjusted so well since your arrival. We fit together perfectly, the four of us, and you’ve taught us so much.
You reserve your passion and silliness for those closest to you, and I’m your biggest fan; thank you for letting us in your exclusive club. Your unshakeable loyalty to your sister comes through when you play together everyday; you’re a BOSS and an indispensable side-kick, rolled into one. Your sense of fairness inspires me when you demand treats for Ellie, too—even when she’s not around! You’re a quick study, smart as a pistol. It’s impossible how you (daytime and nighttime) potty-trained yourself two weeks ago. You’re the only 23-month-old I know, who wakes up in the middle of the night and asks to be taken to the toilet. sheesh! You’re also the only child I know at your age who can recite her alphabets and count from 1-10.
We love you with all our hearts Ollie, you were born great!