I feel like so much has happened in the past two years so in some ways they have flown by, but that I also find myself surprised now and then that the baby of the family looks less and less like a tiny baby every day.
And of course I have to start this post by looking back.
The past two years have no been easy.
Tessie has given me more scares than all the other kids put together by stopping breathing a few thousand times in her twenty four months of life.
But she's here and she's amazing and we are so fortunate to have her.
At two she has just surprised us all by learning to say "get down."
Her occupational therapist asked if this is, perhaps, something that she here's frequently (making it echolalia) and while it is, she is using it quite appropriately. She always wants to be "down" on her own two feet so that she can be where the action is.
The day before her birthday when she said "get down" I asked her if she wanted down so she could get into trouble and she replied with a perfectly timed "yes."
Her other favorite word is "go."
"Get down," "yes," and "go" aren't a huge vocabulary but she uses them pretty effectively to make what she wants known.
And I love being able to share these two videos of these two very special days with you guys.
And I'm pretty excited to have them to look back on too!