Monday, August 11, 2014


On Saturday, Little Miss Anna Ruth turned 2. Me, oh, doesn't seem possible! We celebrated the best way possible, with family. I will post a few pictures from the party soon. Here are some of the things our big 2 year old is doing:

  • Talking well, with a vocabulary better than some teenagers, ha!
  • Potty trained, whew! Sayonara diapers!
  • Still taking an afternoon nap right after lunch
  • Becoming more picky with food
  • Can master most electronic devices within 5 minutes
  • Starting to do more imaginative play & playing solo
  • Loves, loves, loves being outside, especially in her swing
  • Adores Chloe and has already started bossing her around
  • Memorizes her favorite books and reads them back to us (I'm sure most children do this but I pretty much have her classified as genius in my mind!!)
  • Sings all the time which fits right in with Mommy & Daddy

My sweet little Anna Ruth,
How is it possible that another year has passed and you are now 2 years old?!? This momma is in a state of denial. In my mind, I still think of you as that tiny baby who I could cradle in my arms and still have room to spare. (I’m certain this will always be one of my most favorite images of you.) But, when I look at you I see the cute little toddler that you have become. You are the light of my life. I count down the hours when I’m at work until I can come home and see you. Over this past year, your personality has become more defined. You are our sweet social butterfly. There is not a child that passes that you do not say “Hi, I Anna Ruff!” It makes my heart melt (along with just about everything else you do). All the things you do independently make me so proud. My heart hurts thinking about how quickly time is moving. But, I am also very excited to watch you grow into a beautiful woman. Know that from the very moment I found out you were in my belly, I have been praying for you and your future. You bring your daddy and me such joy. What a blessing to have another year to be your mommy!
I love you so much more than you will ever know!