Monday, July 02, 2012

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I can't believe it either, but my baby is officially 2 years old as of yesterday.  Words can't even describe...

Have you ever had an experience that was so profound or meaningful or enlightening (searching for the right word here), that it actually went back in time and completely morphed previous events?  For example, do you remember watching the movie The 6th Sense for the first time and when you got to the end that missing piece of information actually reached back in time and completely altered the experience you thought you were having?

That's how I feel when I look back on some of our early fears and worries regarding our sweet Lamp.  In some ways, of course I was scared--we didn't even know if our baby would live--but in some way it's like that sadness never existed.  How could that sadness, fear and uncertainty ever existed when all along it was our beautiful, perfect Lamp?  She is the bacon to our eggs and the peanut butter to our jelly.  If there's one thing we all agree on it's, 

WE LOVE LAMP!  

Here are some favorite pics from this past year... sorry it was just too hard to narrow down.  
Actually, I'm not sorry at all.

 


Last year we were this close to 100 birthday wishes in our comments...do you think we can do it this year?  I think we can....Go!


112 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:41 AM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!

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  2. Happy Birthday to you, little Lamp!! I love reading about your adventures.

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  3. Happy Birthday Lamp! I hope it's a great one!

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  4. Anonymous7:43 AM

    happy birthday to a beautiful little girl, that inspires all that "know" her! how could one not be inspired watching her stack those blocks?!

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  5. Happy birthday cuteness! It was so fun to see you last week little one. You are truly the life of the party. Keep on singing and talking and being silly. I love you!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Oh the things you will do.....keep shining for all to see! Many blessings!

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  7. Every picture, I kept saying, "That one's my favorite....NO THAT one's my favorite...." :) Happy Birthday Sweet Lamp! You are loved.

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  8. happy birthday, lamp! was thinking of you all this weekend. hope her day was great!!

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  9. Happy happy Bday beautiful little Lamp!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Sweet Lampy Poo! :)

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  11. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Happy b day Lamp!!!! I look forward to reading about all your awesomeness!!!!!

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  12. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Happy birthday, cutie!

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  13. Happy birthday to spunky little girl who it's been a pleasure to get to know, even just a little bit!

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  14. Happy, happy birthday, Lamp! She's such a cute little thing and your whole family is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your journey with us here!

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  15. Is it wrong of me to think the crying ones are the cutest? Happy Birthday, little one!

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  16. Happy Birthday Lamp! You are certainly a great source of wonderful light for me! I love looking at your pictures and reading about your amazing life.

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  17. Oh man, what a cutie! That little Lamp has a great life ahead of her! Hope she had an AH-mazing birthday!

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  18. Happy birthday, sweet girl! Here's "two" a wonderful year of learning and adventure!

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  19. Oh yes, HAPPY BIRTHDAY little Lampy. You are such a bright spot in my day as I tune in to learn more. And thank you to your Mom for sharing you and your family with us all!

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  20. Anonymous11:47 AM

    Happy Birthday, Lamp! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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  21. Happy Birthday, Lamp! You are an inspiration!!

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  22. Happy Birthday, Lamp! :D

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  23. Happy happy birthday Lamp!! I love reading about all your adventures!

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  24. Happy Birthday, Lamp!! You are amazing!!

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  25. Happy birthday, Lamp! She's a beautiful little girl!

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  26. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Happy 2nd Birthday, Sweetie! I hope you have a fabulous day!

    Cindy D. - Ohio

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  27. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Happy birthday!!! Thank you for sharing your love and joy with the world. I know it will always come back to you a hundred fold.

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  28. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Happy birthday big girl! I had so much fun playing with you in CA -- Jonah misses you a lot! Have a great day...
    Love, Aunt Jill

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  29. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Happy Birthday to Lamp!

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  30. She's the most darling thing... and I love reading about her progression. Happy birthday to her!

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  31. Happy Birthday little Lamp.

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  32. Mrs. Mari1:53 PM

    Happy Birthday Lamp!! Wishing you a fabulous fun filled new year :)

    --Mrs. Mari

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  33. Happy birthday. The pictures are wonderful. I don't think you needed to narrow them down at all.

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  34. Anonymous2:11 PM

    Happy birthday Lamp!

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  35. Happy Happy Birthday Lamp. You're amazing!

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  36. enjoy it Lamp! happy b-day

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  37. Katie Blomer2:49 PM

    She is the cutest! I can't believe she is 2!!! Miss you all!

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  38. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Happy Birthday! The picture of Lamp in the leaves is still my favorite! It actually might be my favorite kid picture ever!

    Laura

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  39. Anonymous3:22 PM

    Happy birthday!

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  40. Happy birthday to lovely Miss Lamp! You are very special little lady.

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  41. Happy birthday cute girl! My baby boy Trey celebrated his 1st birthday on Saturday. He was born without his left arm below the elbow. I can soo relate to what you say about those early emotions and fears. Can't imagine him any other way!

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  42. Happy Birthday Lamp! :)

    Melanie, R, S, and T (the kidlets)

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  43. Happy birthday Lamp!!!! You are effing adorable!!

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  44. Linda P.4:22 PM

    Precious, darlin' Lamp! Knowing you through this blog has brought me great encouragement and inspiration and happiness! May you enjoy your birthday because you are the sweetest!

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  45. Dear Miss Lampy,

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    Love,
    Jill in Indiana

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  46. Anonymous4:26 PM

    Happy Birthday Lamp. You are absolutely beautiful in every way.

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  47. Happy Birthday to you, Miss Lampy-Lou! :) You are a sweet little darling who has captured everybody's heart, including mine! I hope you have a most wonderful day!

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  48. Happy Birthday Lamp!

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  50. Happy birthday sweet girl! Your expressions are priceless :)

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  51. Aww lampy! Happy Birthday little miss!

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  52. I've never posted before- but HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAMP! You are beautiful!

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  53. Happy Birthday Lamp! Your mama's blog has changed me and how I look at families with kids with differences. I now comment on the child's cute hair bows. Her awesome shoes. The outfit that I know someone who loves her dressed her in that day. I am so aware of this, because your Mama has opened my eyes.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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  54. Christine8:06 PM

    Happy birthday Lamp!!! You are the cutest little doll I have ever seen.

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  55. Happy Birthday sweet Lamp! What a bright spot you are in this world. Here's to another year of laughter and love!

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  56. Happy birthday dear sweet lampy! Two whole years of joy you have brought us!! Thanks for that kiddo.

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  57. Happy birthday from a stranger! I'm a friend of Adrie's. I hope you get your 100!

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  58. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Happy 2nd Birthday Lamp!!!

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  59. Happy Birthday to a wonderful two year old!

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  60. Anonymous10:43 PM

    Happy 2nd Birthday Little Lamp :)

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  61. happy birthday! you are beautiful!

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  62. Happy birthday to Lamp! She's getting so big.

    Also, when did Princess Sparkle Pants become all grown up? She's so TALL!

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  63. ♪ Happy, Happy, Birthday, Lampy Dear! ♫

    Is that stuck in your head now?

    Happy birthday to your beautiful Lamp!

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  64. Happy birthday, sweet girl!

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  65. Happy birthday, Lamp!
    I don't comment often but I'm a faithful reader. The amount of lives Lamp has touched in the past two years is inspiring. She is an amazing little girl!

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  66. happy birthday, sweet lamp!
    can't wait to see you keep growing and learning and amazing all of us.

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  67. I love her face, I never tire of the pics you post! Happy Birthday, Lamp!

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  68. Ben wanted me to wish 'lamp'ie a happy birthday!!! Hope you are enjoying your time with family. We are in buchen Germany and so far things have been great. Dragging a toddler around europe isn't as hard as I worried it would be...thanks to Ben.
    Blow little miss a kiss from us.

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  69. Wishing Lamp a happy happy birthday! Love checking in on all of the fun!

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  70. Happy, happy day to the girl with extra awesomeness. We cheer for you in Kansas!

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  71. Happy Birthday Lamp!

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  72. Happy birthday, Lamp!

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  73. Torrey11:15 AM

    Happy Birthday to Lamp! What a beautiful girl (I like the picture in the leaves the best). :)

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  74. Happy birthday Lamp!

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  75. Happy Birthday Little Lamp! You are A-DOR-A-BLE!!

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  76. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Happy Birthday from Germany Lampy!!

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  77. happy birthday to your sweet, adorable girl!

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  78. Happy birthday! You and your family are amazing and beautiful!!!!

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  79. Happy Birthday little lady! Thank you for sharing your sweet girls with all of us. It is a joy to watch their accomplishments. And, once again, I feel that the internet is amazing as I root for a little girl on my computer screen achieving a milestone across the country.

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  80. Happy, Happy Birthday Lamp!!!

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  81. Happy Birthday to your little babes! She is just the sweetest. Brings a smile to my face!

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  82. Happy Birthday Sweet girl!!!

    btw.. Jordan thought her real name was Lamp. for real..

    love ya'll!

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  83. Happy Birthday!!!

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  84. Anonymous2:36 PM

    Happy Birthday, Lamp!

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  85. :) Elin/Norway2:59 PM

    Happy Birthday, Lamp! Or as we say in Norway: Gratulerer med dagen!

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  86. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Hooray! Happy Birthday Lamp!
    love Linda

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  87. Happy, happy birthday little one:)

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  88. Happy Birthday Little Lamp. You are sure a beautiful little girl. I love the picture of you with all your dollies. Hope you have a super special day.

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  89. Happy Birthday to a darling little girl!

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  90. Anonymous8:39 PM

    Happy birthday to a smart, beautiful little girl!

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  91. Happy Birthday, Lamp!!!

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  92. Anonymous9:14 PM

    Happy birthday!!!

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  93. Anonymous1:08 AM

    Happy, happy!

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  94. Happy Birthday! May the next year be just as successful and wonderful :)

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  95. Rachel11:31 AM

    Happy Birthday, sweet Lamp! You are a sweet little girl with an amazing family! Love from a reader in Toronto, ON (Canada).

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  96. Happy Birthday beautiful girl! You are truly an inspiration to us all.

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  97. Anonymous11:54 AM

    HAPPY (BELATED) BIRTHDAY to dear, sweet lamp. I've been reading your blog since you were pregnant and it is hard to believe that over two years have gone by. What a wonderful adventure. Even though she is only two years old, Lamp is such an inspiration and reminder of the indomitable human spirit.

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  98. Ciara1:19 PM

    Happy Birthday Lamp!!! Lots of love from Dublin, Ireland! xx

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  99. Happy birthday princess you are just a couple of days younger than my violet! One more comment and you will reach 100!

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  100. Anonymous7:40 PM

    Happy Birthday Lamp!!!!!

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  101. Happy birthday lamp! I love your blog but have never commented before, I couldn't resist being #101 for birthday wishes! :)

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  102. Happy Birthday, sweet little Lamp. I hope you had a wonderful day.

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  103. Anonymous11:13 PM

    Dear Lamp, may you grow to be even smarter, prettier and stronger then you are now. ;-)))))

    Alexandra

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  104. so double happy she was born!

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  105. CAN. NOT. believe she is 2!!!!! I'm so glad I got to meet the little bundle of joy and her sister (their mother was pretty great too).

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Miss Lamp!!! I lub you.

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  106. Oh, happy, happy birthday, Lamp!!!

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  107. Anonymous4:10 AM

    We LOVE Lamp! Happy Birthday to our Sweet Angel. You bring us joy beyond measure!

    All our love,
    Papa & G.G.

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  108. I'm behind on my reading, so this is a bit late but happy birthday to Lamp. Hope y'all are having a marvelous vaca.

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  109. Happy Birthday, I hope there was B made cake involved!

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  110. Happy birthday sweet girl!!!

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  111. Happy belated birthday to one of my favorite 2 year olds EVER! Tell your mom to bring you back here soon. And never leave. <3

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  112. I loved your picture of the girls on the swing and Lamp being tied in! Just got back from visiting my parents and my dad loves more than anything pushing toddler grandkids on their bike. But I knew Isabelle wouldnt have the leg strength to keep her feet on the petals, plus her new leg braces are really heavy, so it makes it harder. I came outside to find that my dad had tied each of her feet to a petal and was pushing her to her hearts content! Loved it!

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