Thursday, November 29, 2012
now we are two
I may have said it before, but I think my very favourite way to celebrate a birthday is to keep things as low key as they possibly can be. Which I think could be said of Violet's simple birthday celebration yesterday. A little evening gathering of the five of us. I'd made a cake the night before and wrapped up her present (a smaller sized handmade doll from Dragonfly Toys) in preparation. Julia was very keen to be involved, from choosing the cake (a ginger cake with caramel icing from the ever reliable, often used, Women's Weekly Cakes and Slices) and decorating it with sprinkles, to setting the table with colourful plates and picking a few roses from the garden.
I can't quite believe it's been two whole years since we welcomed Violet into our family. Time has flown by, and yet at the same time it feels like she has always been with us. Two means saying goodbye to those baby years, while appreciating the emerging little personality that right now is growing in leaps and bounds. There is no in between with this little one. Though the days are not always easy, sometimes far, far from it, those special moments of the very uniqueness of being two, the ones that make your heart melt or erupt into laughter, it is these times that I don't want to forget.
Happy second birthday Violet.