Today our Curly is two.  Can’t believe how astounding that milestone feels.  It just seems like a huge step.  I mean, TWO is way bigger than 24 months, you know what I mean?  He’s such a kid now.  I’m starting to see “babyish” things coming to an end.  Some, I’m pretty excited about.  Peeing in the potty?  No more diapers at some point in the future?  HELL YEAH!!!  But no more wearing in the Ergo?  WOE and sadness.  I can still manage his 28ish lbs, but it’s getting to be too much for Strawberry and we know the time is coming soon when we won’t be able to wear him anymore.  Already we see a difference in the stuff we can buy him or that he receives as gifts.  We have to look harder for the non-gendered items and toys and books and stickers.

There is a part of me that is crying out “Wait! I didn’t get enough!”  Already those tiny baby days are fading.  I look at a picture of him at 3 weeks and I struggle to see the same Curly. I hold a 3 month old and I am shocked by how little space they take up and how helpless they are.  Still, there’s no desire to go through it all again.  Although the memory is getting hazier, I’ll never forget how awful a lot of it was.

But the things we have now?  And the things we are looking forward to?  They’re wonderful! Curly is an amazing person.  When he figures out something new, or manages a clear communication I can see those pieces clicking in him.  Building his personality and preferences.  How proud I am when he takes a leap of faith with us and the results delight and amaze him.  This morning, surrounded by family and friends, he stood in front of the lit “2” candle atop his cupcake tower and to everyone’s delight, he leaned over and blew it out, right on cue.

Curly and friends play with the bird themed bean bags we made as favors.

25 responses to “TWO!!!

  1. Happy Birthday to your boy! He’s a cutie! And congrats on getting through two years.

  2. aw, he is so big! i love the pictures and the update – what a grown up boy! 🙂 (and 😦 )

    happy birthday curly!!

  3. mamaandmummy

    TWO! How can it be! Wasn’t he just learning to toddle yesterday? That looks like a perfect party, BTW, and just the right speed for a 2 year old. The next few years are going to be so fun for all of you. 🙂

  4. Love the favors. I’m glad we had good weather for parties! Happy bday!

  5. glamcookie

    Happy birthday, Curly! Two is crazy!

  6. I love the cupcake face in the last pic 🙂 Happy Birthday, 2 year old!

  7. Happy Birthday little dude! I remember so well when we ate at Jaleo just days before he was born and how huge and uncomfortable Nutella was…and now look, two years have come and gone. I know I’m going to be feeling exactly the same way, in 21 months!

  8. Awww… happy birthday! He is so adorable!

  9. wishinghopingpraying

    Happy Birthday Curly! It really does go by so fast. It’s amazing what the two’s bring. Crazy!

  10. Happy Birthday Curly!! Looks like a great party! Congratulations!

  11. Happy Birthday Curly!!!

  12. Happy birthday, Curly! Wow, time just keeps on flying by.

  13. Wow, two already! Happy birthday Curly!

  14. happy birthday, curly. what better way to celebrate than cupcakes and bubbles?

  15. Schroedinger

    I can’t believe it!! I remember the post when Nutella was a zillion months pregnant at the botanical gardens, just waiting, waiting. And now!! Wow, what a great little boy and wonderful photos!

  16. It looks like a wonderful day! Happy 2, Curly!

  17. It looks like an awesome party! Is that the same park as last year? Happy (day after you) Birthday, Curly!

  18. Happy Birthday, kiddo!!!
    (sorry we’re so behind in commenting!)

  19. What a darling boy he is. I too can’t believe how big he is! Its funny to think I’ve been reading along with you here for almost three years!

    Happy belated birthday Curly!

  20. reproducinggenius

    Time goes so quickly once we have these little people in our lives. Curly is such an adorable little boy–and he really has become far more boy and less baby. I can certainly understand those twinges of sadness. It really is bittersweet to see them grow up, isn’t it? Happy Birthday, Curly and moms!


  22. Happy Birthday, Curly and congratulations Mamas! We’re just a couple of months ahead of you and I am LOVING this stage soooo much.

    P.S. The tootsie roll birds came out so great!!

  23. What a big boy! Looks like he had a blast at the party.

  24. What a cutie! I love all that hair, Mr. Curly. I also can’t believe he’s two already! I feel like I know him (in some small way) and he’s just getting so big on us. 🙂 Belated congrats to you three!

  25. Oh I’m so late in getting to this! Happy belated birthday to Curly-he looks so grown up!

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