Wonderfully, Terrifyingly Two

Dear Rerun,

Today is your second birthday, and I cannot believe how quickly this time has passed.  I can remember life before you, but with your arrival (as it was with your sister and brother) you split time into a “before” and “after.”  The “before” seems incomplete now.  You are so a part of my heart and my life.

It has been so much fun to watch you develop into your own person.  We have seen your personality just blossom out.  You ooze charm and cuteness.

And sometimes, you are a walking ham sandwich.

You love dinosaurs and Star Wars and Cars.  You love music and getting into your brother’s Batman toys.  You love posing for the camera and giving me a funny face.

You are learning your letters and numbers (!), and you are a sharp-eyed mimic.  There are so many things that we catch you doing simply because you saw your brother or sister do it – like using the iPad, for example.  Or the way that you play with certain toys.  Sometimes you scare me with the ease with which you pick up skills.

And you talk.  Oh my goodness, do you talk!  Not anything more than a two-word sentence or phrases, but you have so many individual words and an insistent way of making yourself heard and noticed.  Obviously, you have also figured out that to get some attention in this house, you have to be LOUD.

And you are such a love.  You love me hard – right down to the head butts – and I love you right back.  People notice you because of your smile and your charming little ways.

However, you have attitude.  And oh, have you become a two-year-old.  There are few things more amusing than watching you throw a full-out tantrum – the belly flop onto the floor, the tears, the screaming, the wailing, the kicking of the legs.  You know how to put on a good show, young man.  Fortunately, your nature is sunny enough that you aren’t a natural grump, so even when you throw a tantrum, you don’t sulk about losing.  (Yet.)

But I love each and every moment of you – the giggles, the silliness, the tears, the hugs, the getting suckered into reading a third or fourth book at bedtime to you, the need to watch Cars and nothing else, the kisses, the hammy grins – they all add up to my wonderful Rerun.

Happy second birthday, my adorable little ham sandwich.  May God watch over you and keep you this next year and in all the years to come.


4 Responses to “Wonderfully, Terrifyingly Two”

  1. Ressis
    March 8th, 2012 05:02

    Happy Birthday, Rerun! Uncle Oddball, Auntie Ressis, Little Cousin and Little Cowgirl love you very much!

  2. linda
    March 8th, 2012 09:41

    Happy 2nd Birthday, Rerun!
    You truly are a Charmer!
    hugs and love from us

  3. Aunt Lynda
    March 8th, 2012 09:43

    Happy Birthday Rerun! It is so much fun to see you grow day by day. Thank you Mommy for that.

  4. Aunt Mary
    March 8th, 2012 09:52

    Happy Birthday, Little Man. You have brought joy into the lives of so many people. And this is just the beginning. Love and hugs to you.