My Dearest Adam-
Two years ago daddy entered a room and announced "It's a boy!" We were so happy to finally meet the little angel for whom we waited 9 long months. Your daddy was so happy and mommy was so excited to have a little boy. The moment the doctor put you on my chest, I was in love with your eyes, your lips, your little hands, your tiny little feet, and gentle nature.
The first year was quite the adjustment for mommy and daddy. We weren't quite sure how to take care of a person who would be so dependent on us! But we took the challenge with smiles on our faces, because we had you, and you were
You surprised mommy by being advanced in many things you did. You ate your first bite of food at 3.5 months old, you crawled at 6 months and you walked at 9 months. Mommy thought she was going to go crazy trying to keep you out of everything, because you were (and still are) SO curious. You got into everything.... but your favorite place to look was the refrigerator.
As you grew you became more and more of a person. You watched Veggie Tales and fell in love with Dora and Blue. You decided that singing and dancing was fun, and popping bubble wrap could entertain you for hours. You found that you really liked to eat, but mostly healthy fruits and veggies, especially apples and popcorn.
Your best friend is Bean and I think you kinda like her, too. Bean couldn't wait until you could play like her, and just knocked you over until you were able to push back. haha. Now, I can't imagine seeing you, without her at playgroup.
Your first year ended and we threw you a BIG party with all of your family and friends. Mommy cried a lot, because she was sad to see you growing older; mommy wanted you to stay a baby forever.
The last year has been such a learning experience for you and you have become such a bright and amazing little boy. You impress mommy on a daily basis with the things you say, the love you have for your family and your friends, the way you want to help out with your brother, how you help mommy feed Sadie and Sami, how independent you have become, the way you're not afraid to try ANY food, the excitement in your eyes when we pass over the "river" or what you call the "gungle" (jungle), how you love to write "A,M,A" and count "2, 7, 9, 7,9" (at least the pattern of numbers is always the same! haha), how you love to draw circles, how you sleep in you big boy bed, how you want to potty train yourself (ah!), and how you're just "Adam" and so very unique and special.
Adam, mommy can't wait to see how you change this next year. I am so proud of the little boy you've become, even with the new found opinion you have! Your big brown eyes and curly blond locks, make me smile on a daily basis. Your stinky little feet and your marker covered hands are so special to me. Your addictive little giggle and your fake hiccups are cute, and you know it. Adam, mommy loves you more than you'll ever be able to comprehend. Daddy and I are so blessed that God gave you to us. We prayed for you before you came and we pray for you now. We pray you continue to grow and to continue to become the boy, and someday the man, God has planned for you to become.
Adam Frederick, I will love you forever and ever. You are my sunshine and you make me happy when skies are gray.
I love you, forever-
HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY Little BUBBA!