Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Happy Birthday Baby!


Two Years Old Today!


You are everything I did not anticipate in a child. I was fully prepared for the normal strong headiness that comes with a toddler. What I wasn't prepared for was your ability to make me laugh when I'm trying to discipline you. Or how you stubbornly stomp your foot in refusal of my attempt to steer you away from your tenth pack of fruit snacks by offering an alternative, all the while you're politely saying, "no thank you". Or how you do a teasing little dance when I tell you to come to me, one step forward and two steps back with a sweet little mischievous grin on your face. All the while I'm holding in a grin of my own as I'm threatening to discipline you. And then, once you've push the charade to the point that I feel as I must act to show you I mean business, you run to me with arms wide open with the most marvelous kiss intended sheepishly saying, "momma"? Therefore, somehow leaving me to wonder if maybe you didn't know that I wasn't kidding and afraid that I will break your will or your trust in me if I punish you while you were innocently trying to play with me. Even though, I am quite positive that you are fully aware of your manipulating abilities and that the only will that is being broken is my own. Because somewhere, you have convinced me that these sneaky little plays you preform are one of your most alluring qualities though I'm quite sure that your future teachers will disagree. Yes dear, you have me smitten. And I'm quite sure at some point, this will cause us trouble.

You're a complicated little bundle of joy. The life of the party to those that you love and trust and a complete turtle in a shell to someone new. You have better rhythm than some adults and can already run across the room kicking a ball like a skilled soccer player. You have a HUGE vocabulary though it often needs help from your translator to those that are not with you all day. I love to pass Chic fil' A and hear your shouts of "Chic P Lay Cow, Chic P Lay Cow"! To you, life is one big game. And to the rest of your family who often takes themselves WAY to seriously, you are just what we need.

Chloe Anne Ellis, you light up my life. I'm so glad that God made me your mother!




I love you,
Mom

12 comments:

Kate said...

I wish I could have gotten to know Chloe and Emma before you guys moved, they seem like amazing girls! Your description of Chloe here reminds of me a lot of my Kenna, they sound a lot alike. Happy Birthday Chloe, you have an amazing family to share it with!

Kelly said...

Happy birthday to such a pretty little girl! That is such a great age!
PS Chic P Lay cow (rofl)...that's so cute!

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday to Chloe!! :)

Lu said...

what a precious post! you described her wonderfully!!! she is too cute and funny!!! happy birthday chloe!!

Nellie the Great said...

You rock out loud Chloe!!! Go ahead and keep Mama busy, it keeps her on her toes. (But just between you and me, it's ok if you let Momma have a break every once and a while, ok?). :) Dana, you know it already, but you've got a gorgeous, fantastic little one on your hands! You're doing such a phenomenal job of molding her! Keep up the great work!!

Jan said...

i love you Chloe1 Happy Birthday!

Jay said...

Oh Brother -- that just made me cry and cry and cry. I don't know why --- Mercy. Is she really two already?

Happy Birthday Chloe!! The Houston family loves you!

Holly said...

What an angel doll!! I love this note to her. What a special kid... and Momma! Happy Birthday future daughter-in-law!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Chloe! I love your spirit and sweetness! I am having some Lappy Tappy in your honor today. Love Aunt Denise

LifeWithTheHairls said...

Happy Birthday Chloe, i wish we lived closer! Miss you!

Michael and Hannah said...

Happy Birthday, Chloe!! Can't believe it's been two years!

Lynn Ellis said...

Happy Birthday Chloe. Nana and Papa love you a bunch. We'll see you on Saturday. Thanks for that wonderful description, Dana. It certainly fits. Love you all.
Nana