Tuesday, June 28th
This year has taught all of us so much about you and about us as a family, and I love that you've helped us shift and grow in our family. Life is so much sweeter with you in it! You absolutely adore your big brother and smile and squeal when you see him in the mornings or when he's doing something silly. You are a forever playmate for Ryan, and watching your brother relationship form and grow is so wonderful, so precious. Not just brothers, but best friends already. Ryan dotes on you, and you love to be around him. Thank you for being what Joe, Ryan, and I needed in our lives. You've given us all so much happiness, confidence, and more love than we could ever imagine. You've given Ryan the opportunity to become the best big brother ever, a title he takes so seriously and treasures. You've allowed Joe and I to grow as parents and learn how to balance raising two kids and you've taught us so much!
You love to be held, to be snuggled, to be loved on all the time - there isn't such a thing as "too many hugs" with you. While you are very easy going, you are also fiercely independent and stubborn to the core; when you set your mind to something, you make sure it happens one way or another. I love this balance in you. You are incredibly curious, and (just like your brother) it seems that your biggest goal in life is to have fun, be silly, and be happy. Your giggle is incredibly infectious and is one of the best sounds in the world! You really and truly do make everyday and everything so much better!