In the blink of an eye, Kaitlyn, our little princess turned 2. Somehow, time managed to pass us so incredibly quickly. Only two years ago, we anxiously awaited her arrival. We carefully cleaned everything, laid out her first outfit and packed our bags waiting for time to hurry up and pass so that we could meet our angel. At 9:02 PM on Novmeber 17, 2004 we hit a time bump. All of a sudden, we were in warp speed. I desperatly clung to every smell, every memory, every sight; religiously writing everything possible in her baby book and snapping pictures every 3.5 seconds. It didn't work, time didn't slow down.
After the first year, I figured that she had grown so much and it slipped by us so fast, it is impossible that it could happen again. The second year had fewer milestones, she could already walk, climb and communicate with us. The second year was all fun, slow fun, and memories galore. I was right about the memories. But, on November 17, 2005 at 9:02 PM, time hit another bump and everything went even faster. In less time than it takes to boil an egg Kaitlyn turned into a little girl. She morphed into this typically well mannered little lady. She taught us what SHE likes, what SHE wants and WHO SHE is. She has taught us so much and become such an independent, headstrong and amazing little girl.
In two years, Kaitlyn has managed to grasp a hold of everything that we are. She has changed us in so many ways, and I am so incredibly proud and happy to have her in our lives. I know that Kaitlyn is destined to do and be many great things. Strangers notice this of her on first meeting. It's who she is. I feel so honored to have been intrusted to care for and raise Kaitlyn. I am so proud of the oppurtunity to be her mother. I am so happy that I have the oppurtunity to introduce her to the world. I get to be the one that introduces her to the moon, the stars, the flowers, the bees, everything imaginable. I also get the oppurtunity to be re-introduced to the moon, the stars, the flowers and the bees. Kaitlyn makes every day a brighter happier day. She is the prime example of what it is to revisit the world through a child's eyes. We love her so much.
Kaitlyn's birthday party was yesterday. After months of hard work, it was a brown and pink success! Considering that Kaitlyn had a double ear infection (we made a trip to urgent care Saturday morning), she was in great spirits and had a blast. There were a lot of friends and relatives there who love her very much. She had no desire to open presents, but found some joy in quite a few of them and in the end, made out like a bandit! After the clean-up, we did another birthday cake I had bought for her to have on her birthday (she didn't get to have it because she was sick and fell asleep), Kaitlyn eagerly and excitedly ate her Banana Split Ice Cream cake! When she was done, she practiced using the doors on her brand new Cadillac, courtesy of Grandma and Grandpa!
Thank you so much for everyone who helped out with Kaitlyn's party. It was a lot of work and couldn't have been done without you.
I have updated her website for Thanksgiving and hope to have birthday pics up soon!