Motherhood Emilia at Two Years Old

My little girl is  turning two years old today.

I could say ‘I can’t believe where the time has gone’ but it’s such a cliché, however it is still true! The last year whizzed by and here we are, 24 months after she made her grand entrance in our living room on a cold frosty Monday morning.

The past year was truly amazing and although I loved our first year together, it was the second year that has probably been my favourite so far. As soon as she turned one we could communicate better and she was able to express herself more clearly. Her personality really started coming out and she is turning to this adorable yet feisty, cute yet smart, funny yet curious little girl and I couldn’t have been more proud of her. She is caring, affectionate and with great manners (not sure how at this young age?!) – she says ‘sorry’, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ daily and it melts my heart when she does. She is into role play at the moment, so all toys come alive and go on various adventures – she even takes a helium-filled balloon for ‘a walk’!

I sometimes miss the days when she was a tiny baby that could fit in my arms and could sleep on my chest for hours. I sometimes miss those newborn cuddles. But at the same time I love it when she runs over to me, wrap herself around me and says ‘love you, mama’ in her sweet little voice.

She is the best and she is a dream come true.

Happy birthday, Em!

little baby girl looking out window golden hour

At two years old, Emilia:

emilia at two years old

emilia at two years old sleeping

baby girl drinking milk in deep shadow

toddler girl looking up at camera blue eyes

small girl climbing on trampoline in garden

toddler girl wearing pink sunglasses

emilia at two years old plush toys in bed

little girl climbing up steps on slide in garden

tiny girl sitting in paddling pool wearing sun hat swimming costume

toddler girl holding wheelbarrow in garden

toddler girl on swing autumn

toddler girl cuddling daddy smiling at camera

black and white portrait of toddler girl after nap

emilia at two years old shadow of little girl on the wall

emilia at two years old with dad in gruffalo forest

emilia at two years old pretend cooking with toys

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