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Cara Figlia - Happy 2nd Birthday

Cara mia ragazzina,

It's been a while since I wrote you a letter, my sweet little girl. But today, on your second birthday, I simply had to write you and tell you what a joy you are. Your father and I can hardley believe you are already 2 years old! We can barely remember what life was like prior to your birth 2 years ago, although I vaguely remember getting more sleep. You have changed our world, and we couldn't be happier.

I call you my little girl now, and rarely refer to you as baby. You simply aren't a baby anymore. You are a tall, strong, very verbal, very active little girl. I hesitate to even call you a toddler, because that implies that you toddle. You run, you climb, you jump, you waddle like a penguin, you hop like a frog... but toddle? Not in a long time.

In fact, you are constantly amazing us with the things you can do, and the things you no longer do. I simply can't believe that 2 years ago you were just a like "a lump of broccoli" as your daddy likes to say. That you couldn't do anything but nurse, cry, poop and be held. A year ago, when you were 1, you could do a lot of things like walk and talk, but not like what you can do now. Now, you put together long sentences with complex thoughts and emotions. You often stun your daddy and me with your creativity and abilities. Although we knew mentally and had seen other children grow, we are constantly hit by amazement at how fast you are growing up.

Allora, mia ragazzina dolce, buono secondo compleanno per te! Ti amiamo con i tutti nostri cuori! Speriamo il tuo anno prossimo siamo ancora migliori!

(So, my sweet little girl, happy second birthday to you! We love you with all our hearts! We hope your next year is even better!)

Ti amiamo sempre,
Mommy and Daddy


BisBink said…
Happy 2nd Birthday to the Pumpkin. I can't believe how fast our little ones are growing up.
Cloud said…
Happy Birthday, Pumpkin!

Ours is about a month younger than yours. And yeah, there is not so much actual "toddling" going on anymore!
Sharina said…
Happy Birthday, Pumpkin!!
AmyinMotown said…
Happy birthday little one! Two is so awesome, really, don't let anyone scare you about the terrible twos (I must say that EVERY WORD about three is true, though).

Also, what does raggazina mean? It's a cute word.
caramama said…
AmyinMotown - Ragazza means girl, and when you add "ina" (or "ino" for the male version) to a word, it means little. While I'm not positive it is a legitamite Italian word, I do know that Italians do add "ina" to the end of things just to indicate little, so I ran with it. So let's say it means little girl, which is what I was going for. ;-)
Shellie said…
Wow! How'd she get to be 2 years old already? Congratulations!

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