*I am posting this letter a day before Henry's actual birthday because tomorrow I will be posting his birthday montage video. Come back by to watch it. It is awesome (so says his mother.)*
I cannot believe it is already time to write your two year letter! Where has the time gone? Where has my baby gone? You are getting so big, so grown up. I look at you and am amazed that you are the same tiny baby that came into this world two years ago. You are now so full of life and energy. You are a big ball of giggles and hugs. You make every single day better just by being you.
This past year you have grown into such a little boy. You love to play with your matchbox cars and crash them into your other toys. You love to build things, and then to destroy them. Trains and balls are a big favorite, and so is Toy Story and Finding Nemo. But your favorite thing is to be outside. You love the park, with their swings and slides. You are completely fearless, commonly trying to get to a slide before Mama can slow you down to make you be safe. You want to explore, to understand, to be in the know. You love to pick the flowers you find outside, and then bring them to me. I love that. My sweet boy bringing me flowers.
Your very favorite thing right now is music. You love to listen to it, to dance to it and to try to play it. You will look at us and say "muuuuUUU?" With this little inflection that is so sweet. You love to sit and listen to music with your Great Nana. It is your favorite thing to do together. You love to get our phones and turn on the music and just sit and listen. It gives you such joy, and it is a love we hope to nurture as you get older.
This past year there have been big things that have happened in your family. Your cousin Darcy was born in July. Oh Henry, how you two love each other. When you are in the car together we commonly look back to see you two holding hands. You laugh and play all the time. You are so good with her, getting down on her level and crawling with her. You commonly want to race her while crawling, and she loves it. You will always slow down so she can catch up with you. It fills my heart so see how good you are with her. We also found out this year that your Aunt Missy is sick. During this year of fighting that sickness you have been a constant comfort to her and the rest of the family. I don't know what we would have done without your smiles and giggles to lift our hearts during this year.
You love all of your family so much. Your grandma's are two of your favorite people in the world. I know some children your age have a hard time leaving their parents, but you are always so thrilled when your Nana or Nanny show up to get you. You will grab your stuff and happily yell "Bye!!!" To us. Before I was ever pregnant with you I knew your grandparents would be instantly in love with you. I can never describe how it fills my heart to see you already able to show that love in return. You love your grandfathers, aunts and uncles too. Sitting with them, playing with them, always laughing and giving hugs. You have a family that loves you so much, and it is already clear how much you love them all back.
My sweet Henry, your Papa and I love you so. You have brought more joy to our lives than we would have thought possible. You have such a sweet nature. You fill my heart every single day, just by being you. Thank you for being such an amazing son. It has been a wonderful two years, and I can't wait to see who you become in the future.