Drew, happy second birthday. I think your mom wrote you a note on your first birthday so it’s your dad’s turn to write you a note on your second birthday.
It’s been a wild and crazy year. Your mom and I have seen you go from crawling to walking; to speaking single words to saying full sentences. It’s been fantastic to watch you physically develop and even more amazing to watch your personality blossom.
As I reflect back on the year, I can’t help but realize not only how much I have learned about you, but how much you have taught me about myself. Ultimately your Grandpa and Grammy taught me what it means to be a man, but your mom refined me and you challenged me to be better a Dad. I have so much to hopefully teach you as you grow up (what sports teams to root for and which ones not to) and if I teach you half as much as your Grandpa taught me you’ll be in good shape.
I am amazed at how much you have picked up in the last two weeks, yet alone a years time. You are an inquisitive and observant kid. Those traits will serve you well in the years ahead. You also have a stubborn streak like your Dad, which makes for some interesting battles of wills at time. I remember reading you your first Dr. Seuss book and now you are picking out which book you want to read and even reciting some of the lines. Pretty soon you will be reading the book to your Mom and me.
It’s been a great year 2 and your Mom and I are extremely proud of you and have loved every minute of this year. Happy birthday Drew. We are looking forward to many new memories this year.