Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Scarlett's Two!

It's Scarlett's second birthday! 

Two year old Scarlett is the best version of Scarlett yet!  A little about her now: she has unruly dirty blonde hair sticking out of her head at odd angles.  Brandi is dying to cut it.  She sticks her tongue out when she's concentrating or excited (That may be hereditary...).  She's thrilled to be able to crawl anywhere fast.  Her mom's eyes never went away.  She lays face down in the middle of a room the moment she needs a breather.  Her signing hands twist and turn when we talk with her, mirroring her vocal babbling in an exciting pre-language explosion to come.  She bangs on every object, fascinated by the timbre of any drum in arm's reach.  She plays with her voice, making wierd throaty sounds or loud whooping sounds, or stringing together an adorable series of nonsensical vowels and consonants.  She loves school.  At school she watches us as we sing our good morning songs at circle time, she messily macerates her snacks, she gently feeds a baby doll a bottle in speech, and I can practically watch her neurons firing through the one way glass.  She's 23 hard fought pounds and counting.

It's been a difficult two years, and we have looming uncertainties in our near future.  But for now, we celebrate a life we weren't sure would happen.  I am loving getting to know her little moods better as the stay at home daddy.  I'm excited that you and the world celebrate her, and are celebrating her birthday at this year's blood drive. 

Happy Birthday, sweet girl.  Your mom and I love you deep and wide.

Mom made a video of you because she's amazing.


11 comments:

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday Scarlett! You are a fighter, keep it up!

Mishu said...

I love it! Sweetest 2 year old ever! She did a ton of growing this year and I'm so happy for her. Let the fun years begin!
PS: can you turn off captcha in the comment section, I tried commenting 7 times so far.

Jen D said...

♥♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Scarlett Happy Birthday to You!♫♪♥

B said...

Happy Birthday Scarlett, you are rock and roll sweetheart, right to the core! Love reading about you and your parents and how far all have come! You are an inspiration and living dream. Thank you for sharing your life with us! Cheers to 2 beautiful hard years you all fought so hard for. Lots of love from too hot San Diego! Barbara and family

Child of God said...

Happy Birthday Scarlett!! TWO years old, awesome!!

What a great birthday clip. Loved it!

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Kristina and Aaron said...

Happy Birthday little one! I've enjoyed following your blog for the past two years and am rooting for you all the time.

Kate said...

Happy birthday, beautiful Scarlett!!!!

Mommy2CJ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCARLETT!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Scarlett!! The small city I work for had a blood drive yesterday, we colleted 29 viable units. I know it isn't a lot, but hopefully they will be there for someone who really needs it. Like you or 1 of our Police Captains who just had a kidney transplant.

WhitneyLemos said...

Giving blood right now in honor of your baby girl! I live in Cali so I'm giving out here!

Happy Birthday Sweet Scarlett

Morgan said...

I'm so glad that you're now two years old. You're adorable, and you have the best daddy and mommy ever!