On Sunday you turned two years old. TWO WHOLE YEARS OLD. I just can’t believe how quickly these last two years have gone. It only seems like yesterday we were bringing you home all wrapped up in the same pink blanket that now lays on the end of your toddler bed. It was a cold November evening and we were SO very excited albeit slightly nervous to start our new life as a family of three. Even though these last two years have flown by much quicker than I’d like to admit, I also can’t imagine our lives without you.
When you turned One you were still such a baby to me. You weren’t quite walking yet, you only said a few words and you were more than happy for Mama to help you when you needed it. Your wispy baby hair is now long gone and has grown into the most beautiful thick curls which always recieves such lovely compliments. Since your first birthday you have grown from a baby to a fully fledged toddler and my heart could burst with pride for the wonderful little girl you are becoming. This past year has been full of ‘firsts’ and I feel so blessed to be your Mama. To be able to watch you take those first unaided steps, to listen to your little voice mispronounce all these new words you have learnt and to hold your hand for every step of the way (when you let me that is, Miss independent!). You are such a clever little thing and you definitely keep us on our toes.
You are an extremely strong willed and feisty little girl and as much as it drives me crazy sometimes, it’s one of the things I really love about you. You are so determined to be as independent as possible which means you will rarely accept help anymore and ‘No Waaaaaaay’ is your new favourite phrase. You make us laugh every single day with your quirky little ways, the way you can’t help but dance when you hear music and the way you call your Daddy ‘Jooooossshhh’ sometimes to get his full attention.
Cuddles aren’t really your thing, unless you are under the weather or especially tired. But you do love to read and I relish those moments when you clamber onto my lap for a story and a snuggle. Occasionally you’ll surprise me and insist I sit with you so you can hold my hand or rest your head on me while you suck your thumb after a busy day at Nursery. It doesn’t happen often so I always stop whatever it is I am doing to join you because I know those moments won’t last forever.
I feel so much more emotional about you turning Two, Bella Boo. But if Two is anywhere near as much fun as One then I honestly can’t wait.
Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl.
I love you more than I ever thought possible.
Love Mummy xxxxx
Photos taken by one of my best friends Rachel