It seems as if it were only yesterday when we were all admiring the sweet pictures of Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins as they welcomed their newborn daughter, Ada James, into the world, just a few short months after the arrival of their oldest daughter, Willa Gray, from Uganda.
And on August 12, we’re admiring precious family photos again as “AJ” turns two.
The baby girl’s second birthday turned into quite the social media event with posts pouring in from family members on both sides.
Daddy sang “Happy Birthday” to his sleepy toddler…
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Happy 2nd birthday to my sleepy baby girl🕺love you so much AJ! I really wish time would stop and you would stay this little forever (and preferably sleep like an hour longer each morning) I guess it’s time to start playing with the 48 barbies you got from your grandparents and family😂
…and Thomas Rhett’s mom shared an album of photos of the curly-haired tyke.
Lauren’s mom also shared a collection of precious pics, including the unwrapping of an important Barbie.
Auntie Kasey Akins shared an image of her favorite mermaid.
Ada James was one of about three dozen littles to join country music families in 2017. Of course, AJ’s big sis, Willa, arrived in May, but Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and husband Steven adopted a baby girl in January of that year. Other country stars who had babies that year include Jason Aldean (Memphis), The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston (Jude), Lee Brice (Trulee), Justin Moore (South), Randy Rogers (Rainey), Josh Abbott (Emery), Brantley Gilbert (Barrett), Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood (Lillie) and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard (Olivia).
Happy birthday…all of y’all!