It’s a big day in the Greig household. My daughter turns two today. I’m not one to make a fuss and throw a huge party that she won’t remember, but it’s nice to mark the day with some reflections on what a wonderful journey she has led us on over the last 24 months.
It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since last year’s birthday post…even if it feels like you went from a baby to a teenager. Ok, not quite; but still, a big year. A year of your first steps, which have now progressed to running and jumping. A year of listening to your vocabulary expand from your first word–bubble–to nearly full sentences. A year of reaching for handles on your tippy toes, and now being able to open doors. A year of asserting your independence and testing boundaries. A year of dancing and singing to your favorite music (you might have perfect Farrell family pitch). A year of discovering your favorite book characters, whether George, Madeline, Corduroy, or Llama. A year of outgrowing all of your clothes far too quickly, you tall girl. A year of playing with your neighborhood friends, and learning how to be “nice, no pushin”. A year of discovering and adoring your cousins–the best playmates of all. A year of heart-melting sweetness: “Yuv you Mommy–kisses” paired with wild sass “NO, I do it.” And a year of discovering your city–on foot, in stroller, on bus or subway–”Bagels! Whee Slide! Museo! Di-o-saurs! Gym! Church! Shake Shack! Duckies! Train!”
A year of pride, for both me and your dad. Life is adventure, and you make it even better.
I’m sure the next 12 months will zip past as well; but for now, Happy Birthday to my adventurous, sweet, funny, energetic, independent, and sassy TWO year old. Please continue to keep us on our toes. I know you will.