Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Pippi, You Golden Treasure




























Lady Baby, you sweet little pink haired peach. You were born at 1.37 pm on the 26th of January, 2011. After 26 blissful* hours of labour we decided that if it's what you wanted, you could be born by c-section. About half an hour later I had a perfect you in my solid arms. All wrapped up and sweet breathed. Total perfection.

On Saturday, we celebrated your 2nd year with citrus and poppy seed cake, family, friends and a pink trike. It was truly delightful to see you excitedly running around and being the centre of attention, butterfly wings and tutu in tow.

You are a tender hearted treasure, my darling.



all the boring stuff a mother likes to remember

* Several cheap, synthetic pink poodles later and you're still obsessed. Only now you've added a tiny peso and elmo to your beloved collection.
* You have speaking down pat. Sentences come easily and often.
* It's not uncommon for me to find you in the bath with a pair of goggles on. You run it for yourself, strip off and jump in.
* I ensure you have a blunt cut, front fringe at all times. One day you'll ask me 'why' and i'll tell you it's because you're so ridiculously adorable and I just can't resist. Plus, you sit so still when I trim it.
* You've learnt to fight fire with fire when it comes to your big brother.
* You're a pro at using the potty.
* When you're excited you jump up and down and flap your arms like wings. This always makes your dad and I laugh and shake our heads.
* The covers must be pulled right up to your chin at bed time.
* 'Daisy' is your favourite song. A Pa speciality. No one sings it with as much love as him.
* Sharing is surprisingly easy for you (most of the time)
* Your Nanny and Pa are easily your most favourite people. When you're not with them, you want to talk to them on the phone.
* In the mornings when you wake, you call 'mumma, come and get meee oooutttttttttt'. If I dally, you promptly request the same of your brother and he obliges. You guys love each other and it makes me so proud. 
* You like to call your dad 'Dave'. He likes you to call him dad.
* One must never hold you sand bra, you're lethal on the nipple cripple.



*no, not really.


Lady Baby Turns One
She's Cheeky


p.s sorry for the photo over load (not really sorry).



46 comments:

  1. happy birthday little possum! looks like a perfectly ace party. And happy day to you, too, mama. :)sarah ps: daisy- as in give me your answer true?

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    1. YES!!! thats the one! Do you know it? I get a little bit misty every time I hear my dad sing it for her :)

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    2. *I'm half crazy, all for the love of you
      It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage
      But you'll sweet
      Upon the seat
      Of a bicycle built for two*
      (My poppi used to sing it to me, too)xx

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    3. thats the one! ohhh what a memory for you to have!

      xo em

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  2. Looks like a truly beautiful day. So special.

    I love the two of them on their bikes!

    And that cake!!

    xo

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  3. That looks like the most perfect day!
    Happy second birthday!

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  4. Happy birthday sweet girl.
    Loooove those party hats!

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  5. Happiest of birthday wishes sweet Pippi. It looks like you had the sweetest day celebrating. Well done Mumma Bear for capturing these moments during the day. xo

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  6. Happy birthday gorgeous girl. Looked like a great day. My son turned one in the 25th!

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  7. P.S love all the mum boring points - very cute and lovely memories. Sam x

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  8. Happy birthday little, adorable lady! It looks like our daughters' birthdays are separated by one year, one day, and one minute! (Angélique was born on January 27th 2010 at 1.36pm.)

    Stephanie

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    1. Really Stephanie, that is so special!! Happy birthday to your special girl for yesterday then!

      I'm thrilled to hear this little coincidence in our worlds!

      xo em

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  9. gorgeous pics Em......that cake looks divine and those flowers! xx

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  10. Such a wonderful collection of photos. And yes your kids are way too attractive. A beautiful record of an important occasion. x x

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  11. Happiest of two to your darling O! She's gorgeous. Just like her Mum. Kellie xx

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  12. Such a beautiful post Em! Gorgeous photos x

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  13. beautiful photos and why not post as many as you like, she is only going to turn 2 once. happy birthday to your gorgeous one x

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  14. Oh happy happy day little one! You are such a gorgeous creature (just like her Mama) and it looks like you had a wonderful party. I love your skirt and may have to hunt one out for Josephine!

    Happy day Mama too xx

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  15. Darling photos, I love the colourful pompom decorations - a nice change from the typical triangle bunting...did you make them?
    Its cute how your kiddos have the same trike in different colours, my Jasper got the retro red radio flyer trike for christmas :)
    Your backyard looks amazing too! Very lovely memories for your little miss to remember in and through these photos!
    x

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    1. yep Saskia, I made them! Just folded up tissue paper!

      the radio flyers are great, huh!

      xo em

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  16. Happy Birthday to your little lady Em! Looks like a perfect day was had by all... I love that she calls her dad by his first name! Sunny does the same to me especially if she's needing my attention asap :) They learn quick. I love the tea cup collection. Very sweet indeed...

    Sophie xo

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  17. Ahhh, what a delightful day. Your girl is just gorgeous and it has been lovely to see how she is growing so beautifully over the last two years (my girl is 2 in a couple of weeks). Happy Birthday gorgeous girl!

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  18. Happy birthdy little one, beautiful photos, really bautiful . I am blogging at nataliejtc.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I wish I had been to this party! It looks amazing!! I will for sure be pining some of your images to use as inspiration for future parties. Happy birthday to your little one:)

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  20. Happy second birthday to your beautiful girl. Love the photo overload, the marigolds, and that perfect haircut. I agree, the trim is the ONLY time I can get my little lady to hold still! Xx ashley

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  21. Beautiful photos. Looks like you had a really special day celebrating your delightful girl. I loved reading through your list of things only a mother cares about. Such a wonderful little glimpse into her personality! I hear you on the bliss of long labours...our first was born after 36 hours of labour. The things we go through!

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    1. ahaha yes, my first was born after 38 longggg hours! gah, so don;t want to do taht again!

      xo em

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  22. this post shows a perfect life! <3

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  23. Gorgeous. All of it. That photo of your two riding their bikes is priceless and I have never seen Pippi look so much like you in those photos of her (with maybe Dave's mum??) and the party hat on her head. Lovely photo of Jo and her new babe....did she have a girl or a boy??

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    1. yes, that's Daves mum (with the lemon top and curly hair?). I'm glad you say that, everone remarks on how much our kids look like dave!

      xo em

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  24. beautiful words! happiness all around!

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  25. oh what sweetness! loving the party hats, the marigold ontop the cake and little Pippi looks the part, playing the most adorable party girl! xx

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  26. Happy birthday girly-pie! Looks like a perfect party. I think there's something very special between a brother and his little sister. My two are best friends, and get upset when they're apart. It's really so sweet.

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  27. Wow. Just Wow. Those photos. Those two kidlets of yours on matching trikes. So cute. So beautiful.

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  28. Happy birthday Pippi! It looks you had a magnificent day. That cake looks wonderful! I bet it was delicious, too. Your labour is almost identical to mine with Everly - 26 hours is not fun. That pink trike is great, I will have to hunt one down for Everly's birthday in June. x

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  29. What a lovely little party. I love the simple but thoughtful details. What a lucky girl.

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  30. Happy Birthday, little lady! Em, that cake looks divine - what a magical day you created for your sweet girl. So much beauty.

    Sar xx

    ps. my papa would sing me to sleep with 'Daisy' as a child. What a funny coincidence!

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  31. Beautiful post. I had a 26 hour long labour, nothing about that was blissful!!! :) You do a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the day Em!

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  32. Happy Birthday Pippi. She looks like a little angel. Hope she has enjoyed her birthday a lot. Nice party.

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  33. Oh my, Em, those photos of your precious lady baby's birthday party are incredible. It looked like a totally delightful day, full of sunshine and friends and lots-a-love. Happy Birthday to your adorable little princess xo

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  34. I loved the photos - you're so good at capturing little moments and expressions. Your girl is gorgeous - happy birthday to Pippi!

    Gillian x

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  35. Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!! Love each one of these pictures!

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  36. what a lovely party! loving your blog!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em