How can it possibly be October 12th again? Like every parent says, each year goes faster than the last. I am trying my hardest to soak up every moment, but just like everyone else I have to blink, so here we are… you are two.
I feel like life these days is a never ending battle of wanting my baby to stay, well, a baby, but at the same time always looking forward to the next chapter. I sure do miss those newborn snuggles, but at the same time I cannot wait to watch Luca grow and mature to be an independent, hardworking young man. It’s a hard battle to conquer and I think as a mom I’ll never truly win. A small part of me will always look to the happy memories of the past, never wanting to let those precious moments go, but at the same time I’ll always be looking forward to the future and the happy moments that are to come.
And this year. This year. Holds so many amazing memories of my precious little boy. The amount of growth and learning that happens from age one to age two is astonishing and I got a front row seat to the whole thing. Luca is so many things. And I promised myself I would not let this get too wordy so I will just highlight the main things that come to mind. He’s joyful: rarely without a smile on his face. He’s energetic: the kid never stops moving! He’s extremely athletic: I cannot wait to be in the front row cheering for him when he’s a soccer, football, hockey, name any other sport, star. He’s loving: he gives the sweetest most spontaneous hugs and kisses. He’s for sure a daredevil: always pushing the limits and never without at least 5 bruises on his body. Some of Luca’s favorite things include, taking baths (the more water in the face the better), playing outside, wrestling with our dog, Elsie, ice cream, jumping on his trampoline, pointing out all the letters from the alphabet, cars, trucks, trains (also known as choo choos), Lightning McQueen, building towers, knocking down said towers, making messes for mom to clean up, the list could go on and on and on.
Luca, my love, you are the one who made me a mommy, a dream come true! You bring me so much joy. Thank you for all the amazing memories you have given me already. I look forward to another joyous year of watching you grow!
Happy Second Birthday my precious boy.