Ah, the baby of the family...although he is not a baby any longer!
Thomas, you have always been the baby, yet you have always seemed older than your age. Maybe it is because you never want to miss out on a moment of fun. Or maybe your capability for "organizing" my cupboards by pulling everything out or your sweet attempts to set the table, making sure each person has the right colored IKEA plate in the correct spot. Perhaps it is the nearly constant bumps and bruises that appear on your forehead because you have climbed onto/jumped off of/rolled down something/tripped because you were trying so hard to keep up with others who were much older.
While you are definitely the one who has kept us on our toes every seconds of every day, you also have been the most "go with the flow" baby. You sleep well, eat even better (you take after your mama), play hard and love much. Books on our laps hold your attention for hours. You thoroughly enjoy play-doh and figuring out how to make a Lego creation. You can pound a foot long Polish sausage from Costco just like that! Hot dogs, you double fist. Smoothies, gone in approximately 30 seconds. Curious George stories and the Baby Einstein Baby MacDonald video make you laugh. You find animals fascinating as long as they are at a safe distance. Thanks to your sister, you also sing out key words in each of Disney's Frozen songs..."nowman" (Do you want to build a snowman)..."doooor"...(Love is an open door)..."it go" (Let it go). Joseph's influence of has given you a well rounded education on performing ninja moves, sword fighting, racing cars and running in circles, literally, around the house. All of a sudden your vocabulary has exploded. You have great conversations with everyone you meet. Thankfully, your paci has a boo-boo (the end somehow got snipped off...why, do you think I would do such a thing???) and you have given it up.
TomTom, we cannot imagine life without your vivacious presence in our home. Continue to grow, learn and love life with the same energy that drives you now. SO looking forward to knowing you better and hearing all your thoughts as you communicate more and more. Happy 2nd birthday, little one!