Monday, September 26, 2016


Dear Caroline,

You are officially a big girl!  You are two years old today!  We cannot believe how fast time has gone and it seems like yesterday you were a tiny baby in our arms.  You have changed so much over the last year and yet have stayed the same in so many ways.

You have gotten taller, grown more teeth, your hair is longer, you talk more, you eat more, and you use utensils.  But you still love to read, follow your sister everywhere, you love to eat and you love to sleep, and you love to snuggle up with your sister or mom.

As of today, you weigh 29 pounds and you are 34 inches tall.  You wear a size 2T shirt and 2T pants.  You wear a size 5 or 6 shoe, depending on the style.  You are obsessed with wearing socks and hair bows.  You wear a size 5 diaper. 

*At your first birthday, you weighed 21.6 pounds and you were 28 1/2 inches tall.*

In the past year you have traveled by car to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.  You took your first flight this past year and went to Texas. You went to the Outer Banks, NC for a family beach vacation.  You went to Georgia to see Annalise get baptized, and you have been to Pennsylvania to meet Sam and see Sam get baptized.

In the past year you dressed up as a Fairy for Halloween, a cow for Chick-Fil-A cow appreciation day, a pirate for Talk Like a Pirate Day, and a cat or princess at home when playing dress up with your sister. 

In the spring, Kylie came with her parents and you and your sister had your first sleepover with a friend.  You spent a lot of time in the spring with Alice and Evie as they got ready to welcome a new baby brother. In the summer you spent a lot of time with baby cousin while Jessica and Noah went to work. 

You celebrated Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas at home.  You celebrated Easter with all of our neighborhood friends at Ari and Caden's house.  You spent Memorial Day in Pennsylvania, the 4th of July in Texas at the lake house and Labor Day at home having a big cookout. 

You have built forts, played on playgrounds, gone swimming in pools and the ocean, played in water tables, played in the snow, been to zoos and aquariums, and played with a lot of friends!  You have done so much in the last year that it is hard to keep track.  We have had a lot of fun over the last year and I am looking forward to all of our new adventures coming up this year.  We love you so much and we have enjoyed watching you develop your own personality, style, and relationship with God.  I am so proud of the big girl you are becoming and so proud to be your mommy. 

Here are some pictures of your adventures from the last year:

Halloween 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Christmas Eve 2015

Christmas morning 2015

Valentine's Day 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

 Snow in Jan/Feb 2016

Easter morning 2016

Easter afternoon 2016

Easter 2016

Memorial Day weekend 2016
Aunt Barb's farm

You loved the chickens at Aunt Barb's farm

May (?) Playing with Evie and Alice

You love to swing!

June 2016, Atlanta, GA

Father's Day 2016

Dressing up for fun! :)

Playing with baby cousin in June 2016

Playing with baby cousin June 2016

4th of July with Annalise in Texas

At the lake house, 4th of July, 2016

Cow Appreciation Day, July 2016

After Chick-Fil-A

Summer 2016

Spray park with baby cousin

Water table with baby cousin

Playground with sister :)

Bob Evans selfies :)

Taking Elizabeth for allergy testing

Playing at Toys R Us

Building forts

Ice cream on the deck for dessert


Playing with baby cousin

More playing with baby cousin!

Breakfast with Evie, Laura, and Charlie in August 2016

snuggles with Dad

more popsicles!!

Playing at Flight Trampoline Park

Sandbox time

Dinner on the deck

Feeding the ducks

Sister love

North Carolina aquarium

Outer Banks beach trip

Great Country Farm

September 11th

September 18th, group selfies before Dad's flight

September 21st, National zoo

September 24th, your party

September 25th, birthday brunch

Today.  Your birthday morning!

Chuck E Cheese today for your birthday

And your birthday cake tonight after Chick-Fil-A

We love you so much our sweet baby girl.  We are so proud of you and excited for the next year!

All our love,

Mommy and Daddy

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