Today Chloe, you turned 2! What a fun year this has been. You have been such a trooper with all the transition in our lives. You probably have done better than both your Dad and I. You are such a cheerful toddler. You love to learn. You know your alphabet, shapes, can count to 15 (6 in Spanish), and have a crazy vocabulary. Everyone seems to be impressed by your smarts. We think it is cool, but what we love most about you is your heart. You are so tender toward others that are crying or hurt. You love your closest friends and talk about them like they are your family. You are a loyal person, and you are passionate about the things you love (coloring, animals, Aidan). You are learning about emotions and often when crying say, " I have tears". I love your tears. I love your smile. I even love it when you get frustrated when you are trying to figure something out. You are a joy to our lives. We pray that loving God and others will be the deepest desire of your heart. You have so much to offer the world, Chloe Lynne!
For Chloe's second birthday we 'built' her a cardboard kitchen. We bought plans here, and then worked on construction. We saved a lot of $ and it was a fun project for us to do together. It took many, many evenings of cutting cardboard, a bit time consuming really. We are very happy (as is Chloe) with the finished product. I loved adding the little touches like the curtain, dishtowel and apron. I had Brent pick up kids kitchen fruit, veggies, and pots at IKEA, Chicago last month. Brave man went in with a list and got out of there in 30 minutes. These are the coolest food
items I have seen.