And just that fast, we zoomed from 1 to 2. In the throws of parenthood, it’s often said that the days are long, but the years are short. Whoever said that, a thousand AMENs!
Last night we celebrated Clare’s 2nd birthday (although the official day is today!), just a few weeks after moving into the new digs. If memory serves me correctly, we celebrated Master Will’s second birthday just a week after moving into our last house. Surely that doesn’t mean that in 8 years, we’ll have 8 kids and be celebrating another 2-year-old’s big day? I really shouldn’t joke about things like that. God does like to prove his sense of humor. Why give him more fodder?
Clare, you are a unique and totally lovable member of our family. You love to dance – complete with head shaking and booty moving – talk, giggle and climb. You are a willing accomplice to any trouble your siblings cook up, which I think might be their most favorite trait about you. You love to scream out “bye” with a huge hand wave and then double over in giggles. I’ve never met a child that loves to give squeezes and hugs as readily as you do. So much to love, so much to cherish.