Oh Anthony. My adorable nephew Anthony. What can I say? Turning 2... it's a big deal!
I remember the day he was born. The very early o'clock text message that said my sister was in labor and I needed to get my A-S-S to the hospital. I jumped in the shower super quick and arrived at the hospital probably around 5:30am (ish).
I watched my sister go through some pretty intense labor and problems with her epidural. Not to mention an emotional roller coaster. I passed on updates to those waiting in the gallery. Her supporters, friends and family. They could see her window from the waiting room (haha).
I'm so grateful that I got to be there for everything and watch this little man being born! It's an experience that I'll never forget! It is an unforgettable experience going through the births of your own children but being on the other side, witnessing it with out being the one doing all the work is in some ways even more unforgettable! I was such a proud Auntie on that wonderful day two years ago!
Anthony had lots and lots of visitors. Such a lucky little guy!
I came equipped with my camera, so I took lots of photos!!!
Since then, I've watched my sister and her son... her rock... overcome so much. I've watched this little guy grow up and turn into the little man he is. He's so cute and funny. He's goofy with an awesome sense of humor. He's picky and friendly. He's gone from shy to talkative. He's just a great kid!
(Here's about a ton more pics of Anthony getting growed up!)
When you've got a great kid you know there's a great Momma there too!
Don't worry, Chrissy, two isn't that bad. It's a great age actually. He's going to go from that baby/toddler phase into a real, actual, little person. Opinions. Likes. Demands. More than ever before. However, make sure to have a good time out corner! He'll test you like crazy for the next two years!
Make sure to let him experience new things and teach him everything you know. Make each other laugh every day! Watch lots of movies and have living room sleep overs. Go for walks. Play on the beach. Do it all!
You're doing a great job, Momma! The smile on this kiddo's face says it all!
And Anthony... your Auntie Caffy loves you bunches! I hope you have the best 2nd birthday ever and I'm so happy we got to come down and have some birthday cake and celebrate with you!
Oh... and I'm sorry your mean ole' Mom had to put you down for a nap before we left! (Totally kidding, Chrissy... you know I would have done the same!!)
Happy, happy, happy, happy 2nd birthday to my amazingly awesome nephew, Anthony! May all his wishes come true!