today was your last day as a one year old. i just snuck out of your room after laying in bed with you talking about all the fun things you did today and watching you fall asleep. as we do every night. despite sending out birthday party invitations and preparing for your special day, tonight it's really hit me that you will be two tomorrow. i'm trying to use the same logic i do about my own birthdays and remember there is nothing i can do to stop time so i will just remember all the fun you've been as a one year old and go with the flow of life rather than sulk in the fact you are getting more independent and less babyish with every kiss goodnight.
i can not wait to have you wake up to your room full of balloons tomorrow and celebrate your birthday with you and all the people who love you most!
all my love, mommy