A Birthday Letter

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dear Cayleigh-Grace,

Happy 2nd birthday sweet Princess. These past two years have flown by so quickly, its so hard for me to even be able to wrap my head around that fact that you really are two; well as of 6:18 EST this morning. At this point in time you are your Mommy's daughter, you follow me wherever I go and you are constantly running in from wherever you have been to give me random hugs at all hours. You are very much still your Daddy's girl as well, but I know he is missing those long naps on the couch with you that you two shared for so long. At this point in time you are just too active to lay there and fall asleep wrapped in his arms. You have an amazing relationship with your brothers, although you favor Kiale to Colin. Truth be told you always have, although it warms my heart so much on those days when you and Colin are not butting heads and you curl up in his lap or run over to him and wrap your arms around his neck. You have Kiale wrapped around your little finger. I honestly think he would fly to the moon for you if you asked him. I hope your relationship stays as strong as it is now, and I hope that your relationship with Colin continues to grow and flourish as time goes on.

At this point in time you are all about Tinkerbell, it is your favorite movies and toys, although the Disney Princesses come in a close second. For your birthday this year your Aunt T and Uncle R got you the cutest swim toys that are the Disney Princesses and our good friends K and T got you the Tinkerbell Animal Friends. I have never seen you get so attached to toys before. You keep both sets in your purse and they go EVERYWHERE with you. You woke up at 1:30am this morning so I got up and brought you to bed with Daddy and I. You would not go to sleep or even lay down until I brought you your purse filled with these special toys. Even though you were playing with the little light up lightening bug so early this morning I couldn't help but smile and hold you even tighter. These are the times that I will never get back, as well as the times that I will miss and cherish so much. One day you will grow out of sleeping with Mommy and Daddy, so at this point in time your Daddy and I love those random nights where you wake up and we are able to bring you to bed with us.

I cannot wait to see how much you grow in this next year. I know you will be going to your first dance class with your Aunt Toni. She is so excited to have you in her class, even if it will only be whenever we are able to make it home. Unfortunately the dance classes where we are getting stationed in just a couple of weeks won't let you start until you are 3. Yes, Mommy has already looked into dance lessons. I hope you enjoy dance as much as I do, I hope it brings you great joy, and if it doesn't then that is okay too. You will find something out there that warms your heart and that you cannot wait to do every day.

You have grown so much in these past two years. From starting out at 10lbs 7.8oz you now way 29.25lbs and are 3 in tall. Everyone thinks you are older then you are which is fine with your Daddy and I. We want you to be tall... just not as tall as your Daddy. Maybe as tall as your Aunt Holly. 5'9 would be great, then you can play volleyball like I did for a couple of years in High School. If you do please be better then I was, you might actually get some decent game time that way. :-)

Well Princess my greatest wishes for you as you grow and mature through the years are for you to be happy, healthy, and fulfill your dreams. Don't worry about what other people want for you or even what they want you to become. Your life is yours only. You are the only one who can make it become everything you have ever dreamed for it to be, we can only guide you and hope that you go the right way, but if you are anything like your Mommy... well it won't be the easy way. Not at first at least.

I love you Princess,


Julie the Army Wife said...

This is so sweet! Happy birthday to your little girl :)

maddie/cadesmimi said...

It's hard to believe that she's 2 already. I've been following you since she was a baby. Happy birthday to Carleigh Grace. May this year be her best one yet!

Maranda said...

Awwww! This letter is so sweet! Happy birthday Cayleigh-Grace!!

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