Friday, November 28, 2008

Two


Today feels like a milestone. My baby is two. I know once a baby hits this age she is not really a baby anymore. She talks. She feeds herself. She runs and jokes and sleeps in a big girl bed.

I keep holding her and smelling her hair and squishing her soft little belly and wondering if I will remember how it feels. She stood in front of me as I sat on the couch folding socks this afternoon and leaned her head back onto my knees and told me a long story in nonsense language, gazing at me steadily with her dark, dark, long-lashed eyes.

In just a couple of months we will finalize her adoption and K's in court and then take them both to our dear little temple in Fresno to be sealed to us forever. My eyes are firmly fixed on that. It makes so many other things seem less important.

Happy birthday to my darling girl, my Z.

7 comments:

SalGal said...

Oh Squishy, my Squishy!! Thank you for sharing your cake with us yesterday. You will always be a fantastic little girl to us!

Bek said...

I can't believe she is two! WOw..... sorry things have been so rough... I have been thinking about you. I am so happy you guys get to be sealed soon. THat is great...

Also, I want G to get the job he wants, but I would prefer it be in my town so our kids can grow up together.... I am just saying...

Rachel said...

Oh, that picture makes me want to squish her little belly! Happy B-day Z!

Braden and Meredith said...

Lovely post, Ana. So exciting about the sealing. I concur with your thoughts about Jeff and Zora courting. In a quarter century or so. What a sweet girl. I so wish I had the chance to get to know your children. BTW, no pressure, but I just wanted to see if you received my email the other day.

WatchMeLoseWeight said...

Happy Birthday! She is simply adorable!

Kate

Dana said...

She is a doll Ana!
I can see why you are so in love with being her Mama!

Tonya said...

She's such a doll!!!! I wanna squish her belly, too!!!!