Ottawa Birthday Portraits// Ariella turns TWO!

A letter to my darling little Ariella,

Nothing brings me more joy than being your Momma. I am the luckiest to have you as my little copy cat and get to share this journey of your life with you. These last two years have showed us exactly what type of person you are going to be when you're an adult. You are caring, sweet, empathetic, adventurous, curious, independent, creative, and you have the best laugh ever. 

A little over 2 years ago I was scared out of my mind because the doctors were telling me that they were inducing me early (!!!) and that I should come in the next week and be ready to give birth. That night when we were at home packing up our bags, I turned to your Daddy and told him how excited AND scared I was to bring our little peanut into the world. He looked at me and said not to worry because we were going to be great parents and that our baby girl was going to come out kicking and screaming, and be just like her Momma. I don't like telling your Daddy that he is right because he is almost always right, but in that moment I knew that what he said was absolutely correct. You did come out a fighter. And I am glad in a way that you were early because you were a BIG baby and I don't think I could have done it if you were any bigger. {For everybody out there, she was a whopping 10lbs 12.5oz and it was the most difficult thing I have ever done} You have been feisty and fierce ever since. Our little fighter was the best thing to ever happen to us (Sorry Adriel, our wedding was pretty awesome but she tops that) and we couldn't be happier to have you as our daughter.

I am beyond stoked to see how you continue to grow up and see how you impact the world around you with your brilliant light. You are an amazing girl and I know you will do amazing things in your life, no matter what you chose to do. I hope that you got your strength and determination from your parents, because I know you are going to move mountains. 

I love you with my entire heart, and so does your Daddy! We will always be there for you to help shape you into a strong and independent woman which I know you are already on your way to be. There are many things that as parents we will be teaching you but I have a feeling we are going to be learning how to be better people through you because you already are showing signs of having a huge heart for people and animals. 

And thankfully you have not developed a case of Photographer Kids Syndrome (PKS) because if you did then I wouldn't have all of these photos of you as my wonderful model. You are beautiful inside and out and that will only develop more over your lifetime. 

You are the best thing in my life and I love you so much. 

I love you to infinity and beyond,

Your Momma xoxo

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