Happy 2nd Birthday R

Dearest R, 


This morning you turned two, over night you magically transformed from my not so little baby girl into a sparkling eyed toddler.  I know the next few years are going to be rocky.  You will be establishing yourself as your own being with a big and bubbly personality that is uniquely your own.  I already know that you are going to be stubborn and strong willed as you come by those traits honestly and I hope that we can navigate those waters without too much turbulence.


Your Dad and I are so honored that you chose us to be your parents.  You have kept us on our toes from an early age, from walking at 10 months to climbing and running at 11 months.  You rounded out our little family and have brought so much adventure and mischievous joy to our house.   You have taken to farming and farm life with a zest that would have impressed your Great Great Grandpa Emmanual  (he homesteaded our farm over 100 years ago).  You are our strong little 5th generation farmer and we couldn’t be more proud of you.



I hope that over the coming years you keep your curiosity, your sense of humor never diminishes and that you continue to find happiness and amazement in the little things.  Dream big my darling, there is no such thing as reaching too high or too far.  Take the road less travelled or better yet create your own path.  Your Dad and I will always be here to catch you when you fall or to help you find your way when you think you are lost.


Love forever and always,
Mommy & Daddy


Baby R Turns 1

Happy 1st Birthday to my beautiful baby girl! As I look back over the last year I cannot believe how fast time has flown by. You have filled our lives with so much joy and laughter. Your smile in contagious and you are almost always sporting a huge wrinkle the nose grin. You are fearless and dive right into anything and everything without even a backwards glance. Your sense of humour never fails to amaze me and sometimes it worries me a little 😉 You have made T into such a proud and kind big sister and we are so excited to see you grow together.

Last night I pulled you into bed with me and gave you extra snuggles, I will treasure those moments always. You have been flying through your milestones like it is a race and I want to tell you to slow down, stay my baby for just a little while longer. You were born trying to roll, crawled at 7 months, started walking the day you turned 10 months old and running a month later. You always surprise us by how much you understand and I have caught you saying the words, Dada, Momma, hi, kitty, neigh, ta, and oh oh when you thought no one is listening.

This year is going to bring so many changes for you and we are so excited to be here by your side for them all. Thank you so much for choosing us as your parents!

T turns Two

Dearest T,
Tomorrow you turn two, over night you magically transform from my not so little baby girl into a sparkling eyed toddler.  I know the next few years are going to be rocky.  You will be establishing yourself as your own being with a big and bubbly personality that is uniquely your own.  I already know that you are going to be just as stubborn as your Dad and I and I hope that we can navigate those waters without too much turbulence.

Tonight as I sang you to sleep with my not so on key rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little
Star I reflected on the past two years.  Your Dad and I are so honored that you chose us to be your parents.  Your arrival took us by surprise but you knew better than we did what our lives were missing and how to make us whole.  You turned our twosome into a family and made our house into a home.   You have taken to farming and farm life with a zest that would have impressed your Great Great Grandpa Emmanual  (he homesteaded our farm over 100 years ago).  You are our strong little 5th generation farmHer and we couldn’t be more proud of you.

I hope that over the coming years you keep your curiosity, your sense of humor never dims and that you continue to find happiness and amazement in the little things.  Dream big my darling, there is no such thing as reaching too high or too far.  Take the road less travelled or better yet create your own path.  Your Dad and I will always be here to catch you when you fall or to help you find your way when you think you are lost.

Love forever and always,

Mommy & Daddy