Dear pumpkin butt,
Well, you've officially passed the halfway point between one and two. I just don't understand how you're growing up so fast! You continue to amaze me. I know every mama says this, but each time you reach a new "phase," it's my favorite (although I could have done without the meltdown in the middle of Trader Joe's because I wouldn't let you fill the cart with chocolate (although I do respect your love for chocolate)). You're becoming more independent and while a part of me appreciates it, sometimes I wish I could just hold you and snuggle with you like when you were a baby. You're also crazy about your dada which makes me so jealous sometimes, but I absolutely love that you all have such a special bond. And while you may look just like your dad, I also see a lot of me in you (mainly that you talk a lot, but hey, details (just kidding, kinda)). You are also crazy about your stuffed animal friends. Before we leave in the mornings, you always have to say bye bye and give some kisses out. You also like to tell each room bye bye and some objects (like my cell phone charger and a can of ginger ale) which is kind of weird, but whatevs, little man.
I have so much more to say but even typing it out makes me choke up so we'll save the sappiness for another time.
Things to never forget: I'm the parent who makes you chocolate pancakes :), always say please and thank you, and I love you more than coffee (that is a lot).