My precious baby girl! You are already two years old! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was writing you last year's birthday letter. It is so amazing to me because, if I thought I had a great 1st year with you, then I had an AMAZING second year with you. You have changed so much in the past year - I can hardly believe that you were ever that small! You are such an amazing daughter - you are sweet, funny, stubborn, silly, and the joy of my life. You still look just like your daddy to me, but I see soooo much of my personality rising up in you.
You are stubborn and strong willed. And I know that you get it honest. While some people may see this as a fault, I love every bit of it. It means that you will never settle for less that you deserve and that you will always rise above any circumstances and that you will make something of yourself. You will never let anyone walk all over you. I know that, and I love that!
You are also SO funny. When I tell people this, they sometimes look at my like I'm crazy because you are just two. But you really are funny. You crack jokes ALL the time. Not word jokes, but jokes by your actions. And sometimes your words.
You are extremely smart. It really surprises me sometimes! Your vocabulary is beyond anything that I can try to comprehend. You know hundreds of words and can form pretty long sentences. You can read 50+ words. You sing songs. Entire songs. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "Jingle Bells", "The ABC song", "The Itsy Bitsy Spider", and probably a few more that I can't think of.
You have two favorite things to do: read books and look at cards (animal cards, word cards, number cards, letter cards, shape cards, color cards, you name it). I love that you have a passion for learning and you don't even know that you're doing it! Your favorite things to watch are: Little Einsteins, Dora, and Care Bears even though you only watch about 5 minutes of anything before wandering off to find something else to do.
You absolutely LOVE to be outside. You don't even have to be occupied - you're satisfied with just running around and chasing your shadow. Once in starts warming up, I don't see us spending too much time indoors! You're entire family absolutely adores you. And you adore them right back. You and Lola are still best friends and I don't see that bond doing anything but getting stronger over the years. Pretty soon I can see her abandoning our bed to sleep in yours at night. And I'm sure you'll love it when she decides to do that.
Lorelai, if there's one thing that I want you to know, it's that I love you. With my entire heart. There is no person on this earth that could possibly love you as much as I do. Daddy loves you, too. But you and I will have this special bond. We are linked. We share a bond that could never happen with anyone else! I still remember exactly what it was like to carry you inside of my body. To feel you move within me. To feel you growing. And that's what makes it special. There was a time in my life when my body took care of you before it took care of me. And now that you're here - I'm still trying to do that. You and I have a bond that can never be changed or duplicated. And I love you. With everything that I am. You are a loved little girl. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life watching you grow - that will be my greatest honor! You are a very special little girl, and you are going to change the world!
I love you,