Sunday, March 2, 2014


Dear Burke,

Everybody says it... "I can't believe you're two!"

Me either.

My, my...just look at how you have changed!
Your birthday!



 We have watched you grow from that 5.6lbs of sweetness, to the happy little boy in the picture above. You are SO many things. 

You are funny, energetic, cuddly, and happy.

You love the outdoors, Auburn, trains, music class, dancing, your stuffed animals (NeNe, Aubie, and George), and playing hide and seek.

You have a sweet tooth, and 17 other teeth, a freckle on your belly that you think is a boo-boo. :) 

Your famous sayings include "Burke's turn." "Where did mommy/daddy (insert any name) go?" "What is daddy doing?" "Oh-no!" "What is this?" "Ah-da. (love you)" "Come on!" "Awe-man." "Stop, Ryan!" and many other sentence fragments that we somehow put together to figure out what you are saying.

Your stats at two are 2ft. 10in. tall and 24 lbs. You still wear size 3 diapers. You're a peanut... what can I say?

Your favorite T.V. shows are Curious George and Mickey Mouse Club House.
Your favorite foods are ice cream, chicken with ketchup, and all fruits (with a love for pineapple and peaches).

You've come a long way from one... where you were drinking only formula and basically throwing up solid foods :) and still crawling. Now you are on your feet, and MUCH faster. And I feel comfortable letting you eat anything we eat at the dinner table. 
You have been to every Auburn home football game since you have been born, even the SEC and national championship game all the way in California! Adding to this year... you went to Las Vegas (you weren't the only one year old there... whew.), the beach last summer, the mountains in the fall, the circus, the zoo, your first Auburn basketball game, and you've been in the arms of Cam Newton. Life's not too rough, now is it?

Some of my favorite memories from this past year come from the floor of our living room, or saying prayers with you before bed, or watching you play with your cousin Cade. I love that when I ask you who made the rainbow, you say "God." and that I can always count on sweet hugs and cuddle time in the morning and after your nap.  I am so thankful for the time I get to stay home with you, and I know there is no price tag on that.

I love anything and everything that makes you giggle, scream with excitement, or give us your famous crazy laugh. Tickling does it every time, but so does giving you a sweet treat, scaring you, or playing hide-and-seek. :)

You are an enormous blessing to us. There are no words to describe how thankful we are for you. We look forward to all the wonderful things TWO has in store for us, but will never forget how AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL getting to this point has been. 

Happy 2nd birthday sweet boy!
Your Momma

"... and she loved a little boy very very much - even more than she loved herself." ~ "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein

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