My sweet boy,
You are two years old today.
Last weekend, we had a big Sesame Street birthday party that your mommy is pretty darn proud of. You have so many people that love you, baby. The party was of course slightly bittersweet, without your Grandma P. there, but we found joy and strength in you. We had lots of family and friends come out to celebrate with you, and you had so much fun playing and running and eating cupcakes.
That's what you do best, my love... you're always so you. I admire your determination and your free spirit, along with that sweetness and charm. You're so much like your Daddy already: you don't let the world pass you by. Every moment, you're seeing, exploring, listening, and learning. You're like me, too, in that you're compassionate.
I could go on for days, yet I'm at a loss for words to describe how much I love you. You are my whole heart.
Happy Birthday, Oliver.