Thursday, April 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Juliana!

Today, my little girl turns 2.  Wow.  It has been a year.  She has come so far since her last birthday!  On her first birthday, Juliana couldn't sit up on her own, she couldn't roll over on her own, she wasn't pulling up, she didn't have any words, and she had just qualified for Early Intervention.

Now, on her second birthday, she climbs, she walks, she runs, she has about 15 words or pieces of words, and has been discharged from the physical therapy portion of Early Intervention.  I'd say that is cause for celebration!

Juliana you are one stubborn little girl.  I think your stubborness is one of the reasons that you have been able to accomplish things that you shouldn't be able to given your caloric intake.  You give me and your daddy (and sometimes your therapists) a run for our money every day!  You have your daddy and your grandpa wrapped around your finger, and I'll add Ms Theresa in there too.

You can be a bully one minute and a charming little princess the next.  You love your brother and love to terrorize him at the same time.  You love to dance, and whenever you hear TobyMac's song, "Tonight" come on, you immediately begin to dance, even in the car.

You love animals, especially Finchy and Auntie Jaime's dog Igor.  Your favorite parent is your daddy, but every once in a while you will choose me.  You love to look at books, especially touch and feel books.

Juliana, we love you so much!  You have come so far in a year, and we are so proud of you and all you have  accomplished!  Happy birthday, baby girl!
Dancing to "Tonight"


  1. Happy B-day Juli. I had a great time celebrating your special day with you.--Uncle Bill

  2. Happy birthday, Juli without an E--that's like Anne with an E of Green Gables :) We love you!

  3. Happy birthday, my precious baby girl...Nothing like dancing in your diaper! What a beautiful sight. Love Grandma Vicki

  4. Wow! Juliana has grown within the past year so much! The dress she is in, in the first photo is so pretty and I love those pigtails! Her dancing in her diaper haha she is such a trip. I am so proud of what you have been able to accomplish within a year, it is truly astounding!! I love and miss you Juliana!

  5. Happy Birthday to the littlest Rose. You are a charmer!
    Grandpa Jim

  6. Happy 2nd Birthday! Looks like it was a fun day!:0)