Well, the inevitable happened. Wyatt turned two! Leading up to his birthday (which was last Thursday), I had a really hard time with it. It's hard to think that the little tiny baby that I held in my arms all fresh and new is now a running, talking, very active toddler. And soon he'll be starting kindergarten and driving a car and graduating from high school and it's all just a little painful. At the same time, though, I feel like I love him more now than ever before and my love for him grows and grows every day. The memories Aaron & I have made with him over the past two years of having him in our family have been so valuable and beautiful and I am so so grateful for them. He will always be the one that made me a mother and for that I feel like I owe him everything. He has given me so much purpose in life and I hope I am somehow returning the favor to him by giving him all the love and attention he deserves. He is the sweetest little boy and while sometimes he drives me a little crazy (toddlers, you know...), he is such an angel and every day with him is a gift.
In keeping with last year's tradition, I got Wyatt a big number 2 balloon, which he apparently really, really loved. Last year he was terrified of his #1 balloon, but this year he literally could not keep his hands off his big red balloon, and would drag it with him everywhere he went in the house. It was pretty funny. Another big difference from last year was that Wyatt would not touch the cake I made him for his first birthday with a 10-foot pole, but this year he gobbled down 2 pieces of cake and could have eaten 5 more I think. (Somebody found his sweet tooth!?)
By the way, is it obvious that I was really proud of the cake I made? haha. I've been wanting to try putting fresh flowers/leaves/twigs on a cake for years now I feel, and I finally found the chance with Wyatt's birthday cake. I thought it turned out so cute. We invited my younger brother & sister and my older brother & his fam over for some cake and ice cream and Wyatt got to open his presents.
Anyways, it was so fun celebrating Wyatt for the day. He is such a blessing in our lives and I hope he knows how much we love and adore him. By far my favorite 2-year old I've ever met!
Happy birthday, my sweet baby. <3