Molly is 2 today!!!! I can’t believe it.
Recently I’ve seen a lot of people I know post things on Facebook about their kids turning another year older and how emotional it made them feel. I couldn’t really relate since I hadn’t had that feeling before. When Molly turned one I was just super excited to have made it through the first year alive! Ha! But now that she’s turning two, I totally understand what they were feeling. And I’m sure as she gets older, each birthday will just get more and more emotional. But last night when I was reading her bedtime stories, I realized that was the last story I’d read to her as a one-year-old. I also realized I would never refer to her in months anymore. I think that’s a real sign that your baby is no longer a baby. Up until two you always say things like, “my child is 22-months-old.” But now she’s just two.
I’m so proud of the little girl she’s becoming. She’s so smart. Truly I feel like people are always surprised by her vocabilary when they meet her. She can already put three and four words together to form short sentences, she knows all her letters and many numbers, and she never wants to put a book down! I know as a society we tend to praise girls on how they look but I hope to reinforce in her every single day how smart she is and how important it is to nourish that thirst for knowledge. Because she’s so interested in learning, reading and exploring right now. I hope she never loses that.
But with that said, I have to just say I think she’s so beautiful. And I’ll say the same thing about my son when he turns two! When I look at her little face I feel like I’ve never seen anything as beautiful in my whole life. I’m sure all parents feel that when they look at their children. It’s a pretty special feeling to look at a little human being that’s so perfect and think “I made you.” She’s everything.
The last thing I want to say about my special little girl, is that she has the biggest heart! It’s the cutest thing ever but she will go around and kiss everything she sees in her room. She’ll not only give her mommy and daddy sweet kisses, and of course her baby brother and doggy Owen, but also her basketball, her baseball hat, her kitchen, her books and even her chairs. I hope she grows up and gives back to her community and sticks up for what’s right even when others around her are doing what’s wrong. I think she’ll grow up to have a lot of empathy for others. I already see it in her. My mother raised me to really care about other people. When I was in elementary school I remember being praised by the principal for sticking up for a young boy on the school bus who is being bullied. My mother raised me that way and I hope that I’m able to raise Molly the same way.
So today we are celebrating two years of this absolutely incredible young girl! She’s getting a few presents this morning including a big bouncy ball and an inflatable pool for outside (it’s going to be 110° today so this will definitely be a morning activity before it gets too hot). And then we’ll start prepping for her party tonight! We’re having a little birthday party at the house for her on Sunday. I think we’re going to wear the matching mommy and me tutus we’re wearing in these photos. How cute are they?! I’ve had the adult version of this tutu for a while. See me wearing in the photo below. But Chicwish, the site I got it from, recently started making kids clothes too! They have the absolute cutest clothes for kids! And almost everything they make for kids has a mommy version, so I definitely encourage you guys to check them out if you’re looking for cute mommy and me looks. These are my favorite kids looks below…
In these pics Molly is wearing her big sister shirt, but I recently bought her a shirt that says “two” on the front that she’ll be wearing on Sunday with the pink tutu. I’m wearing my favorite white tee with it. By the way, I’m so excited to be able to wear these T-shirts again! As you guys know I’m OBSESSED with these T-shirts and I used to blog about them all the time! They’re under $20 and they’re the absolutely most flattering and comfortable white T-shirts I’ve ever owned. Well actually, they come in a bunch of other colors too. But I’m wearing the white version today. I own it in every color it’s available in.
Her party theme is going to be Pinkalicious (she loves that book)! So as you can see these tutus are pretty perfect! What do you guys think?! Last week I suggested that I wear this dress to her party. But now that we have these tutus, I feel like we for sure need to wear them!
Anyway, just wanted to share how I’m feeling this morning now that my baby girl is officially a little kid. I definitely shed a few tears last night and I’m sure there will be more today. But I’m just so proud of her and so excited to see the young woman she’ll grow to be! Happy Birthday Molly!!!