Friday, January 18, 2008

Audrey Rose

Since I have been blogging, I have always written this post on either of the girls' birthdays many days if not weeks before the big day. I don't know if it because I am having such a hard time with Audrey turning two, but I had to force myself to write this one the night before...

If you look back at this year, you had kind of a rough year. It started with tubes in your ears, then being diagnosed with allergies and asthma. You kicked it in high gear at the end and decided to break your left arm. Just because you wanted to end your "1's" with a bang. And add a few hundred more grey hairs on your Mom's head.

You are a picky eater, which is new territory for your Dad and I. Ashley ate (and will still for the most part) anything we put in front of her. She especially loves fruit. You won't touch even the sweetest fruit, and I am pretty sure you would be happy to survive on rice cakes and chocolate.

But I hate to compare you to your sister. I want you to be your own person and develop and grow as Audrey, not Ashley's younger sister. Where Ashley had two and half years with your Dad and I all to herself, you have had to share us since the day you were born. I cherish Sunday mornings when your Dad and Ashley go to Sunday school and you and I have an hour to ourselves. We play hide and seek, we terrorize the dog, we give big hugs and I make you tell me your are Mommy's Girl, not Daddy's Girl.

I am astonished with the rate you are speaking, and the things you are doing. You play your Dad and me. If one of us puts you in time out for some reason, you immediately go crying to the other parent. You cry when your sister looks at you funny because you know it will get a reaction out of us.

Life is moving so fast with you...some days I want to make it stop all together and just sit with you...but then I think of all the good days we have planned ahead and how much more you have to learn and I sit back and I watch you laugh and run down the hallway chasing your sister...I sigh and run after you, knowing I will be doing this my whole life.

Happy Birthday, Little One.

17 comments:

ktjrdn said...

How sweet. Happy Birthyda Audrey!

CPA Mom said...

What a neat idea for a post. Happy Birthday Audrey!

deam said...

Happy Birthday Audrey. You are very lucky to have a mom such as yours!

Kellie said...

Happy Birthday, Audrey :)

Happy Working Mom said...

Happy Birthday Audrey!!!

She really did have a rough year...here's to a non-eventful (in terms of health) second year!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Audrey!

Wendy said...

Very sweet!! Happy Birthday Audrey:o)

Rachel said...

Dang it Amy!! You made me cry about Alyssa turning two all over again!

Happy Birthday Audrey!!!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday Audrey! What a sweet and loving post!!

Much More Than a Mom said...

I do those letters too....well, I have once but I'm a rookie...and I love them! She'll love those when she's older. Happy Birthday Audrey!

Lost A Sock said...

Happy Birthday Audrey!!

Edie said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Audrey!!

I really am enjoying watching you grow into a very sweet little girl!!

frannie said...

happy, happy day, little Audrey!!

lisa's chaos said...

Happy happy birthday!

I've always loved the name Audrey Rose (loved the movie too).

SJ said...

Happy Birthday Audrey Rose! What a beautiful name for a beautiful girl.

Hugs & Kisses.

my4kids said...

Happy Birthday Audrey!

I have a hard time with all of my kids birthdays I hate the thought of them getting older.

That Chick Over There said...

Happy You Gave Birth Day!