Monday, March 14, 2011
Happy 2nd Birthday Mary Evelyn!
Mary was born at a difficult time in our lives. Naomi had just been diagnosed with celiac and was still struggling greatly to grow. Two days after Mary and I were discharged we were at a speech and hearing evaluation with Naomi. By the time Mary was two weeks old she had been to two medical appointments for herself and many more for Naomi. Being the baby has it's advantages and Mary has never been at a loss for an audience. From the moment she learned her grins and laughs delighted the other kids so much she has been our family entertainer and if being nice doesn't get everyone's attention, she'll get it being naughty.
Mary is the most curious spunky little girl I have ever known. We've thought about starting a service to ensure your home is childproofed. It is quite a simple business plan. We will drop Mary off at the clients home for half an hour, if there is anything remotely possible to get into Mary will be in it. She's stacked stools on chairs, opened a childproof lock or two and has sonar abilities that can tell if a bathroom door has been left ajar anywhere in the house. And given a minute or two she can make toothpaste into hair gel, flood the kitchen floor, eat half a box of hidden candy and draw three masterpieces on the wall and the newest appliance.
Despite her constant "trouble," Mary is truly a delight to have around. She freely gives kisses intermixed with headbutts and has a delight in the world around her that can only be seen through the eyes of a small child.
Happy Birthday Mary Evelyn. Mommy loves you!