i don't think i'll ever get tired of celebrating brad and william's birthday on the same day. it's just one of the coolest things ever. i like to think i planned it that way ;)
the whole weekend was packed with fun! we went to the beach, brunch, played in the tiny pool and just had the best time. it kind of reminded me of christmas. brad and i stayed up late wrapping presents and then when william woke up he ran to the pile and started looking at everything and playing (a scooter!! woohoo!).
i can't believe he's two. we barely celebrated william's first birthday because, well, it didn't really feel like a big deal. maybe it was because i was pregnant with charlotte at the time, or maybe it was in defiance of all these super crazy first birthday parties i had been seeing, but we didn't really make a big thing out of it. turning one didn't feel like a big deal because the first year is full of celebrations. first time rolling over, first time sitting, first time standing, first steps, first time sleeping through the night, first food, the list goes on and on. but after one, things slow down a lot. so the second birthday rolls around and it's so much more exciting because we haven't celebrated anything recently.
after brad and i wrapped all the presents saturday night we sat up in bed looking through photos of william as a baby. celebrating brad's birthday at the hospital with little william only a few hours old. all those first i mentioned before, william meeting charlotte and just watching him grow and change and mature in to the two year old he is now. is it weird to say 'mature' when referring to a two year old? it's certainly more mature than he was a year ago! ha!
two is my favorite and least favorite age. all at the same time. it's my favorite because william is so smart! he picks things up so quickly and he's learning new things every minute. he's independent but still wants "pick up" and still sucks his thumb when he lays his head on my shoulder. he holds my hand when we're walking and says "i love you mama" at bed time. without being asked, which totally breaks my heart. on the flip-side, william is stubborn. so so so stubborn. he screams. he kicks. he throws things. he wants what he wants and he doesn't forget. even if he gets distracted for a minute he'll always come back to it like 'hey i didn't get what i wanted, i'm gonna scream some more!' it's truly exhausting.
the good and bad sides of two definitely go together. if he wasn't so smart he wouldn't be so stubborn. so i'll take the good with the bad and try to stay calm through the tantrums (which are getting better! ... i think).
i love you, william! here's to many more fun birthdays!
oh, and happy birthday to brad too ;) i love you!