Our little Lena turned two yesterday. Where have these two years gone?! She isn’t a baby anymore; instead she’s a chatting, giggling, darling little girl. Although watching any of your children (particularly your firstborn, I assume) grow up is bittersweet, it is true that somehow I come to love her more every day. I never knew my heart had such a capacity for love until I met Elliott and then Lena and then Gil.
Last year around this time I followed Lena around with a camera one morning while she played. The pictures I captured of her are some of my favorites of her. I decided to do the same thing on her birthday this year. Here she is, our little two-year-old!
She loves her new tea set from Grammie and Poppy! We probably had 10 different tea parties yesterday.
When Gil gets his diaper changed, Lena likes to use a little of the Vaseline on her face. Hmm… before I know it she’ll be asking for blush and lipstick!
Above: “Mama…. Gil… arm… eating!” Make that the first time Gil tickled his sister. The first of many times, I imagine.
Below: Lena enjoys a birthday video message from her Aunt Eden. Thanks to all the family members who sent them yesterday! Lena looked up at me with this huge grin on her face at least once during every one of them.
Above: Lena points and says, “Cows… dere!” Often there are cows in the valley below our house; one of her favorite things in the world is to walk down with her daddy to see them up close.
Above right: Lena gives one of the teddy bears in her puzzle a kiss because he has a sad face. “Kiss… butter.” I’m sure he feels better after a kiss from you, Lena!
I love you, my precious little Lena, and I am so thankful that I am your mama. Your daddy and I pray every day that God would give us courage, patience, and wisdom as we raise you, that you might never know a day apart from Him.