Stella turned 2 today!
2. Years. Old. Where has the time gone? I feel like I say this three times a year on each of the kids' birthdays but it still shocks me.
2 years. Wow.
So much has happened in the past 2 years here in Drosche Land and I am sure the same can be said about everyone. We have been through a lot. Ups and downs. Highs and lows. All in the short life of our little princess.
She has definitively changed us. For the better of course. We've learned what patience is as we've ridden the rollercoaster that is food allergies. Her allergies have also inspired us all to eat a lot healthier. We've also had to rethink who is in charge here as she seems to be fairly certain that she runs the show, especially when it comes to her brothers who will do anything she asks (nearly always willingly).
As you can see from above, Minnie Mouse is a new favorite. Maybe it's because we are heading to Disney in less than two weeks (yikes!) and thus are always talking about it. Maybe it's because she watches Mickey's Clubhouse. Either way, she is in love with the large stuffed mouse, clad in all pink. Hello Kitty is another favorite of hers lately. She is also very much in the "why?" stage of life and is constantly asking that about anything. She loves to eat applesauce in the squeezable pouches. She has also taken to saying, "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" and pumping her fists up and down when she's excited or happy. It's hilarious.
I could go on and on about Stella and all that is this wonderful little girl. But I'll leave it at the fact that she, like every child, is a blessing. Throughout whatever we have been through these past 2 years, she has helped us to keep our perspective in life. She's reminded us what is most important and she has shown us that it's ok, and valuable, to roll with the punches and be flexible. She's made us smile when we didn't want to or didn't think we could. She's given us something to look forward to when everything else seemed bleak. She's changed us. For the better.
All is well, 2 years older, in Drosche Land.