when you are two

filed under: I Am Mommy on August 17, 2015

When a clear lack of ability to eat without half of the food ending up all over your face/table/clothes is adorable,

Olivia

when your sister is the coolest person in the world and gives the best hugs,

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when you are first learning about “gentle” and “nice” and people always let you pet the baby animals first,

Olivia and Baby Guinea

when everyone knows you cry the biggest crocodile tears…

Olivia

but they still love on you and cuddle you and rush to help anyway.

That is when being two is the best.

olivia

When morning hair that is tousled and knotted and going every which way is just about the cutest hair ever,

Olivia

when you wake up every day with a smile and a song,

and learn new words after listening to your older siblings and say them wrong but everyone seems to understand,

and play with a piece of ribbon for an hour because it feels so good between your fingers,

and you think the water in the toilet is your own personal play pool,

and never do what the others are doing but it doesn’t seem to matter,

kids jumping

and you draw on everything but paper,

and you tell people to “shhhhh” and they immediately do,

and everyone is always saying “Love you!”

just to hear you say “wuv u” back.

When being two is nothing but joy and exploration and hugs and finger food,

oliviabirthdacake1

now that is when being two is the greatest.

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  • Zainab says:

    Awwe she is precious!! What a blessing. Happy birthday beautiful!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    Amanda, this was just what I needed to read this morning. . so sweet and reminding me of this life that God has given us and our sweet innocent children! I have a dear friend, Rina, in the hospital and seeing news in my feed about other friend’s father passing. I loved reading this! “When you learn new words after listening to your older siblings and say them wrong but everyone seems to understand” . . “when you play with a piece of ribbon for an hour because it feels so good between your fingers”, I love this! such a sweet, beautiful post! I hope your Olivia knows how much you love her and she is loved by others. can’t wait to spend time with you in October!

    • Amanda says:

      You are so kind my friend. I am counting down the days until we get to hug!!!

  • Kavli says:

    How can she be two already?!! It feels like yesterday when you announced you were expecting and wanted to keep the gender a surprise!!

    She’s so precious! You and your husband have done a wonderful job, Amanda! Happy birthday Olivia, and congratulations to the proud parents!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much!!

  • Robin Saporito says:

    My heart just melted all over the place

  • Mary says:

    oh, my heart! She is precious. Two really is awesome, isn’t it?

  • Pam, in NC says:

    when people just want to squish your little cheeks!!!

  • Honey Dee says:

    Kids having good time.

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