Monday, August 25, 2008

daniel is 2 today

No longer can I call myself the mother of "two under 2" — my sweet little big boy has turned the corner. (We celebrated Saturday, but today is his actual birthday.)



He loves anything on wheels — planes, trains, automobiles — and anything that resembles a saw, screwdriver or weed-whacker. He got a toy chainsaw for his birthday this morning (thanks, Aunt Sue!), and he hasn't put it down all day. He even napped with it this afternoon, and as I write, it is lying next to him as he sleeps. How ironic that Steve used to joke, before he was born, that we would name him Chainsaw.



Here he is with a 4-year-old neighbor pal down the street, who also happens to be into tools.


Happy birthday, our precious little boy. You light up my life!

13 comments:

Aunt Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! 2 is a lovely age to be.

LutherLiz said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Daniel! You are a very handsome two!

Skerry said...

I really enjoy reading your words. So sorry about your stroller, I hope the thief feels the weight of God on their shoulders. Happy 2nd Birthday to Daniel. I love the pictures, he is beautiful. My own son (now 15 yrs) used to have to fall asleep with his "Christoper Robin" boots (galoshes). Poor stinky toes, I had to wait till he was asleep to take them off. Boys are fun. Take care and you are in my continued thoughts.

Monkeymama said...

What great photos. I really enjoyed Rebecca at that age - she started to be more of a kid and less of a baby.

Coach Megan Thomas said...

Happy Birthday to Chainsaw Lemmons (aka Rake 'n Shovel)!

Beautiful photos, Emilie.

Kristie said...

Happy Birthday Daniel!! Look how cute he is with his chainsaw. He is going to go out and make the world beautiful.

MrsSpock said...

Sleeping with a toy chainsaw...LOL He is most definitely a boy!

Jeanne said...

Emilie,

I am a new google blogger. I have been reading your blog for a little while now. I enjoy your writing style and your perspective.

I saw your little guy's photos this morning and decided I should drop you a note to tell you that have very adorable children (which I am sure you have thought since the minute they were born). I hope Daniel has a terrific birthday!

Jeanne

Ahuva Batya said...

I can't get over how much he looks like his dad. He's beautiful. Happy birthday, happy boy!

Piccinigirl said...

HAPPY 2nd Birthday daniel..
You are such a cutie...hope 2 just gets better and better :)

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Daniel! Did you get my card?

Pretty big boy with the chainsaw! I say Texas Chainsaw Massacre recently. I'm glad Daniel is a much more responsible handler of chainsaws!

- Susanne

Roxy said...

Ahhh Happy Birthday Daniel - I remember so well visiting your parents in the hospital after you were born. you were such a beautiful boy - you still are! I also remember screaming so loudly when your mommy told me she was pregnant with you. I cried both times with joy. You are a wonderful boy with wonderful parents.

I wish you much love and happiness all the days of your life.