two.

I am positive that I just wrote your 1st birthday blog post yesterday (click here), yet somehow another year has passed and you turn TWO today.  I feel at a loss for words (I know that is a big surprise for some of you reading this).

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You are still very much my “baby,” but over the past year you have also grown into a “big boy” (even though I still won’t admit it).  You are a walking (usually running), talking (usually yelling), and funny (usually hilarious) little guy.   You love to tell long stories, even if we don’t understand everything you are saying.  You absolutely adore sports of all kinds- if you have a ball in your hand, you are usually as happy as can be.   You also love your “koo-koo twains” (choo-choo trains) and you spend quite a bit of time driving them around your train tracks.   You are still happy to cuddle with me before I put you into bed and you give the best hugs.  You love music of all kinds and you are very specific with your song requests.   Right now you love itsy-bitsy spider (which you pronounce as one big word “ittybittybido.”)  You also love ABC’s, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Let it Go, as well as a whole bunch of top 40 music that you happily sing along to (not many babies know the words to “Bad Blood” but you sure do!)  You know when you are being watched and you LOVE putting on a show, especially for your sisters.

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You have an infectious laugh and such a happy personality.  I know that the “terrible 2’s” might be on the way, but somehow all of these phases are easier this time around, knowing you are the baby.   I love the way you love life.  It is impossible for me to express just how much I love you, but I know that I will never give up trying.  Perhaps one of the things I love most is the way you love your sisters, and the way they love you.  I sometimes joke that it will be a rude awakening for you when you figure out that in life, you might not have a cheering squad for every little thing you do.  I know that they will continue to protect you fiercely, and I have no doubt that the day is coming when you will protect them right back.  You ask for them all day long and you combine their names into one, so I hear (at least 200 times a day), “Maymaynenna???” (Maymay and Nenna for Macyn and Sienna).  You absolutely love waking up from your nap, knowing that it is time to go pick them up from school.

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Happy 2nd Birthday Asher!  You are such the perfect addition to our family.  And as much as I want to keep you little, I sure can’t wait to see what the next year brings our way.