August 16, 2012

Happy 2, KP

My dearest Kendall Paige,
How are you 2-years-old?  I know it's so cliche and I totally promised myself that I wouldn't say it, but it's true.  Time with you is going WAY too fast.  
You are the light of my life and I am so thankful that God choose me to be your mommy.  I don't know what I did to deserve such a smart, funny, adorable, challenging {in a good way} little girl but boy, I am lucky.  
Since quitting my job to stay home and raise you, we've gotten so much closer.  I hope you feel that way too. You make me realize that I should have done that a long time ago, I just imagine we'd be that much closer. 
You have been telling me, "I lub {love} you, mama" without being prompted and I think it's safe to say that has melted my heart on more than one occasion.  You have been more generous with your kisses and huggies these days and I just can't get enough.  
Your daddy is really enjoying this age too.  I think he loves that you can tell him things and he can be a little rougher with you when you're playing.  I know that coming home to hear you say, "OH NO!  Daddy Monster! HIDE!" is the best part of his day.  He works hard for you, for us, and I hope that one day you realize all that he does for us.  He's a remarkable man.
You make everyone smile when they're around you.  Your facial expressions are killer and your cheesy smile is infectious.  I can't help but think you will be the girl that everyone loves, always and forever.  I see so much of your daddy in you, like the way you sleep especially, and I see tons of me in you too, like your stubbornness, but you are still such your own person.
You are so so smart.  You amaze me every day with the things you do and say.  Daddy and I often wonder where and when and who you learned things from, even though we'd both like to take credit.  I know that we have a part in it but definitely can't take full responsibility.
Being your mom has been the biggest blessing of my life, I hope you know that.  We have our bad days, sure, but the good definitely outweigh and outnumber the bad, and for that I am thankful.  You manage to make me learn something new each day, even at the ripe ole age of almost 30.  You have made me cry tears of joy so much lately and some days I feel like my heart may burst right out of my chest.
I think it's safe to say that this year your birthday is off the charts.  From your ah-DORA-ble fiesta and now we're celebrating at the beach, you have had the best birthday I could have ever wanted for you.  
Here's to being two and all that comes with it!
I love you baby girl,
{you are now calling me} Mommy 


  1. Holy Tears!!! Love this! Happy Birthday KP!!!! Love you so much even though I really don't know you, but I feel like I do! You're cousin (Chloe) and I will hopefully be meeting you in just under a month!! Have a fantastic day at the beach girly!! You deserve it!

  2. Okay, now I need to go re-do my eye make-up!!! So adorable :)

  3. Happy Birthday KP! Hope you guys are having so much fun at the beach.

  4. Happy birthday sweet girl! We mis you!

  5. Aww how sweet! Happy Birthday KP! Newest Follower <3

  6. Happy Birthday sweet little one! I don't even want to think about how soon age 2 will be approaching our doorstep. Have a wonderful time at the beach!

  7. That made me wanna cry! Adorable

  8. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

    All these gushy kid posts this morning...I love it :)

  9. Happy Birthday, KP!

  10. Aww I love this. Happiest birthday to your little girl.

  11. Happy Birthday KP! Such a sweet letter to her! She'll cherish it for years, I'm certain!!!!

    Y'all have fun at the beach!

  12. So sweet! Happy birthday lil lady!

  13. This post is soooo sweet - I teared up a little, particularly reading about your husband and his relationship with KP!