With this crazy but exciting move to Seattle also comes a new baby, smack dab in the middle of this internship. Luckily for us I have a brother only 30 minutes away so we have family really close by for the first time in our marriage. Edith has adjusted really well to all of the changes, especially when I write them all out like that! She's changed so much since we left Columbus and has become a full-on toddler. She talks like crazy and has started surprising us with 4 word sentences here and there. She runs everywhere now, "I running fast" is a common phrase out of her mouth. She loves to laugh and tease us. She'll say the opposite of what she knows she should say, then laugh and say "teasing". She adores having friends around, cuddles and feeds and takes care of her baby dolls all day long, and is obsessed with dogs and trains.
We celebrated her 2nd birthday with a doggy party, complete with a doggy cake and a million pool toys (thanks to our indoor heated pool that she wants to swim in everyday). To say that we're happier with her in our lives is an understatement. She makes everything more fun and life more meaningful.
It's another special boy's birthday too, and to keep with our new tradition of remembering Owen and making him a part of this time too, we had Owen's service day. Last year, with the help of friends and family, we made birthday bags for a women's shelter in Columbus, filled with fun birthday gifts to different age groups.
This year we found a retirement center near us and delivered valentines, flowers, and chocolates to many of the residents there. They were so sweet and loved having a 2 year old hand them a flower. We felt so happy doing it together and hope that Edith gets excited about this fun tradition each year.
Happy Birthday to my sweet babies!