I don't know what to say about Will. I don't think God could have blessed us with a sweeter child. He is the gentlest, kindest, and most sensitive little thing that I have ever seen. It was quite a shock when we found out he was coming, my pregnancy with him was very challenging, life was chaotic when he was born, and yet I cannot imagine my life without him. I wouldn't give up one second of these past two years with him for anything in the world and I am so humbled and so grateful to God for this most perfect gift that He has given our family.
He has changed so much even in these past few months. His talking is kind of blowing me away. He can sort of have a conversation with me now. It is quite odd. I keep expecting him to be a baby and then he does these grown up 2 year old things that catch me off guard. He loves to dance, play music, play with his trains, kick his soccer ball, play in the pool, and have puppet shows.
He is devastated if he thinks you are mad at him and will throw himself on you and say, "I so sowweeee, Mommy!!!" His favorite books are The Big Hungry Bear, Jamberry, and Goodnight Moon. His favorite songs are "Oh God, You are My God" and "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga. Yes. You heard me right.
He drinks more orange juice than any other kid I have ever known. His favorite cartoon is Cailou and he has to sleep with his monkey, his puppy, and three pacis. He loves to pray before bedtime and can't sleep unless you tuck him in, "Snug as a bug in a rug."
He loves bowtie pasta and blueberries. His favorite game is hide and seek, but he doesn't like you to jump out at him. He will always say. "Don't scare me, Mommy. Dat not nice." He adores his big sister and his world revolves around her. When she is in a good mood, he is the happiest little guy in the world. But when she is in a bad mood, it sends him over the edge.
He could play with his play dough all day if you would let him. He would rather be outside than anywhere else. He splashes too much in the bathtub. He likes his puppy pajamas the best. His favorite sippy cup is his green one.
He loves to give hugs and kisses.
He is my heart and Bennett is my soul.
Happy Birthday, little one. I hope you know every single day of your life that you are so loved.
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