Friday, February 26, 2010

Almost TWO

I'm in a bit of shock and denial. It seems that my wee little baby is turning two.

I know...TWO?!?

How oh how did this happen? It was really just yesterday that Jennifer and I were teasing Michele about having a leap year baby...and then I was in labour and it was ME having a leap year baby. A baby who shocked us all by arriving 22 days early. Perhaps I am remembering it all the more, because my parents are returning tonight from their annual vacation to Cuba. Two years ago, they returned only to find that they'd missed Liam's birth by less than 2 days! (I'm still not sure that my Mom has completely forgiven Ray for going and picking them up at the airport and saying NOTHING to them about his arrival. I know that I am not done thanking him for helping me surprise them!)

Yes, two years ago.

A two years that have gone fast and slow at the same time. Full of changes, loss, and victories. First steps, small words, lots of crying, and lots of love.

This year Liam doesn't have a "real" birthday, because his day exists in the moments between February 28th and March 1st. And to answer the never-ending question: he is a February baby, so we celebrate in February. Lucky Liam, because not having an official birthday three years out of four means that we celebrate all weekend. So tomorrow we start by having a party with our friends and family.

I still cannot believe that two years has passed.

From first sight....



To first year...
And now...


The best part of all is that we are looking forward to the surprises that will come...
We love you, little man!

P.S. We would be ever so grateful if we could have more sleep over the next two years than you allowed over the past two years. Consider it your gift to us.

4 comments:

Heidi said...

Happy birthday, Liam!!! So cute!

McCryssy said...

So sweet!! I think I teared up, but I'm cooking dinner too. So, it might be a coinkydink ;) Happy Birthday, Sweet Liam!!!

Faith said...

That is so so sweet! Love the nakie running baby! Happy 2nd Birthday Liam.

Lisa said...

LOVE these pictures!

HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY SWEET BOYFRIEND!!