This past week my little niece Rilynn turned a whole 2 years old and yesterday was her party 🙂
Since Rye was born she’s been the quiet type, just watching the world around her. 6 months ago she got tired of watching and this little personality just exploded out of her.
When I got there yesterday I found Rye toddling around in her little pink bedroom full of children and clutching a toy to her chest as she bounced around with her friends. One look at me and she dropped the toy, threw her arms in the air and yelled "BEANIE!" (her own variation of my name).
After a few cuddles and kisses I returned her to her little party and went looking for the grown-ups and food 🙂 It was a good party, a nice balance between things for the kids and things for the adults.
Rye and I have been bonding quite a bit lately and its been great, but the best part yesterday was when I put her in her little chair. Everyone was standing around waiting for Pauline to come out with the cake so we could sing, and all eyes were on Rye expectantly to see if she would stay calm in her chair long enough to get it over with…. It was at that moment, when everyone was watching that she reached up for my face, and holding my head carefully she leaned forward and planted a huge wet kiss on me.
I’m in love.