Growing up I always knew I wanted a little girl. A sweet little girl to dress up, take to dance class, go shopping with, and just to love. We were so, so blessed 2 and a half years ago to have gotten this sweet little one.
She was the easiest,
calmest, happiest little baby ever.
And then she turned 2. Oh my, Layla Bean you are one in a million. And now that you've been here 2 and a half years now (on Nov 15th to be exact) I just have to document all that you are right now. Just so I can go back and laugh and say "Oh wow, so glad things are so much easier with her now." Ha, I can hope, right?
Layla, my little girl, you are:
STRONG I was worried with you having an older brother that he'd walk all over you. Not you, oh no, You sure can hold your own. And you have no problem letting anyone know that they've wronged you.
CREATIVE You come up with the silliest games and ideas, I love it.
EMOTIONAL Like uber emotional. I have no doubt in my mind that women are more emotional by nature. You cry at the drop of a hat, you cry when you do something wrong and are punished for it, you cry if someone looks at you the wrong way, you cry if we don't let you say Amen at the dinner table when you when you deem the perfect time, you cry if someone that isn't Daddy or I tell you no, you are an emotional little woman.
GIRLY You love anything girly. Sunglasses, necklaces, high heels. And man oh man do you want boobies. You love to tell people that one day you're going to have boobies, you compare the gorillas at the zoo to your boobies, you like to ask people if they have boobies, it never ends.
CARING You have such a tender heart and are always making sure we're ok. And if someone is crying, you're the first person to dry their tears and say "Talk to me, it's ok."
LOVING You sure love your brother. And you sure take care of those baby dolls like they're your children. Only please don't put your real children in the garage.
FUNNY I just love your little voice and when you say outrageous things followed by, "JUST KIDDING!" It's a good thing you're cute, kid, it's a good thing you're cute.
SASSY You do this thing called your sassy walk. Sometimes people even comment on your sassy swagger. Oh and the fact that you wear sunglasses in a restaurant and outside on a snowy night.
DETERMINED You know what you want and you're going to get it. Including all of those toys in the Christmas toy ad. Good luck with that. I have people comment in public how determined you are and how it's going to serve you well in the future. Not great for me right now but I can only hope you are as half as determined as an adult as you are now. You'll certainly get what you want. I pray for your future husband.
PRINCESSY Not really a word but it's definitely a word that describes you. I wondered how little girls got so into princesses and I still don't really know how you did, but you're obsessed! I think it was after you turned 2 you really discovered them and you haven't looked back since. You are quite convinced that you are, in fact, a princess.
STUBBORN Holy moly, woman are you stubborn. Getting you dressed every morning is a struggle and a half. Your underwear has to be "like a princess", your shirt has to be a "princess shirt", your pants you would like to be pink every day, your socks have to be just right, and your shoes have to be of your choosing.
DIVA You are all girl, all princess, all diva.
You are all of those things wrapped up in 1 little tiny body. We love you to the moon and back and even on those hard days when your daddy and I just have to laugh with how ridiculous you can be, we absolutely love how special our little girl is. And we are so, so terrified for the teenage years.