Happy Birthday Lane Boy! When I think of you, the first word that comes to mind is JOY. You are full of JOY, a supernatural JOY that comes from the Lord. Seeing the world through your eyes is a JOY for me.
You are spunky and independent. Sometimes I wish you were a little more cautious, but all in all I know you are growing to be a brave and courageous one. I see glimpses of what must be the "terrible two's"...pushing the limits (example climbing on everything-cribs, coffee tables, countertops), running the opposite direction when you know we are calling you, and throwing down occasionally to show your intense displeasure. But overall, you respond well to discipline, especially from your daddy. He is your favorite, and you hate to disappoint him. You think like him, very deliberant and orderly. You do have my enthusiasm about things. See below :)
You are talking more and more each day. I still don't understand half of it, but you get your point across. Some of your favorite words: "Mobe!" (move, when you are trying to show me what you want), "Cookie" (of course one word you have perfected), "Swide" (every morning you point this out on your way to school referring to the play ground that you go to with Mary to meet friends). When I ask how old you are you say "Two!" but still hold up one finger...oh well we are working on it. Your favorite color is still blue, but green is coming in a close second.
Oh, that grin...it gets me. You still have two dimples that are precious. You can give the best kisses "on the lips" and fierce hugs. You still have to have your blue "key" (blanket) near by and suck your two fingers for comfort.
Mickey Mouse is still your favorite, but we are finally branching out to Barney and Curious George. You love to watch Mickey in the morning with your brother ("De"). If you wake up first you want him to get up asap to come lay next to you. You love him and are becoming more and more aware that he will be your buddy.
Foster is your favorite friend, and you love Mondays at school because he is there. You are showing interest in potty training and are so proud when you "tee" on the potty. You love shoes, especially boots and request to wear them everyday.
I am so so so so thankful that you are ours. I love you more each day. How is that possible? We pray so much that you will know how much Jesus loves you and how good He is.
Happy Second Birthday James Lane Osborn Jr.!
We had a joint celebration yesterday with Holden's baptism...more to come!