Happy 2nd Birthday Missy Moo

Happy 2nd Birthday party celebrations to Missy Moo

Today, my youngest child turned two years old. Somewhere between sorting her brother for his upcoming school start and traveling across the world, my baby grew up. In my head, she was still my baby girl. (she always will be of course) but saying it out loud to people under two to me is still a baby. Two years old just sounds too grown up for her yet. I want to keep her as young as possible as she is my last baby. Slowly the baby things in the house are going away and I wasn’t ready for it. It crept up on me and I am now scrambling to savor every moment I can because it won’t be long before she is in school herself and let’s not mention empty nest symptom.

MM’s birthday is always a little comical to us in terms of what day it is actually on. Since we are celebrating in the states it’s really on the 25th if you go by the time she was actually born but in the UK it’s on the 26th. My childhood best friend and I both went into a labor the same day and I had MM three hours before her daughter, K, and yet K’s birth certificate says the 25th and MM’s says the 26th. We are forever saying how they will grow up together (as we spend our summer’s here) and arguing over who really is older. Or maybe that’s just us parents thinking how crazy it all is as we weren’t supposed to even have our girls on the same day with her being really late and me being really early. I think the girls had other ideas in their head already and they figured they would be life long besties like their mothers so why not be born on the same day. So we spent time to celebrate K’s birthday too and then MM’s. She may have really celebrated it for two days straight but I see no harm in getting two birthdays. 

We woke up on the 26th with cake and pressies ready. It wasn’t a huge celebration as we have family coming up next week from all over for B’s & MM’s joint circus birthday party. But we wanted to do something special with just the immediate family. It wasn’t even 9 am before I was letting her blow out candles and dive into her cake with a fork and no restrictions. Mr P may have got jealous and grabbed a fork to jump in too. I have never seen her squeal so hard as she did the first few bites of cake. She didn’t back down either as we don’t normally allow cake and sweets, she tucked into it like it was her life line while we all sat back, laughing. It was her birthday so she was entitled to it. I couldn’t stop laughing that she had to dress the diva part and wear her sunglasses in the house while we sang Happy Birthday to her. I think she actually had them on all day. It was almost like she knew we were celebrating her and paying extra attention to her. 

After our cake breakfast, we got our swimsuits on and we spent the entire day splashing in the pool, playing in the playhouse and jumping through the sprinkle. The sun was shining hot and bright for us and we spend some good old fashion family time. Phones and cameras were hidden in the house and we even had a full on water fight with the hose adults and kids all involved, I think Papa started it too, at 73 he still is such a big kid.  These are the best memories, the best ways to celebrate any special occasion in my eyes. I will cherish this day we have spent together for my daughter’s birthday forever. You don’t need huge parties, or fancy presents to make a birthday so very special. MM was completely satisfied with her Elsa and Anna hooded beach towel and that’s all she got for her birthday from us and she was so grateful. I love spoiling my kids but I also want them to appreciate the small better things in life.  

Happy 2nd Birthday party celebrations to Missy Moo Happy 2nd Birthday party celebrations to Missy Moo

I looked over at my beautiful girl stuffing her face and I thought back to the very moment I found out I was having a girl. That moment cannot be explained, one I wanted so badly (not that I don’t love my son) but to complete our family. As soon as I heard she was a girl, I looked forward to the future and the girlie things we would get up to. I grew up in a family of mostly boys and I was ecstatic that there was finally going to be a little princess in the mix. If she decided she wanted to a tomboy like her momma was that was ok but it turns out she is even more girlie than her momma has become. She loves her dresses, dolls, hair accessories and wearing her diva sunglasses prancing around the garden and the house like she owns it.  She is every bit what I envisioned it would be like having a daughter and more. 

I love the way she sees the world so innocently still and loves with all her heart. Her brother and her are two peas in a pod on most days and they have a beautiful bond that is forever growing. I really do feel like our family was complete when I brought her home. 

It wasn’t long before I was thinking how fast those first baby months went with her and how busy our lives have been the last two years. I keep promising myself that I will slow down and take life in because otherwise it passes us by too quickly and we are wishing for it all back. Happy 2nd Birthday party celebrations to Missy Moo

In the last two years, MM has crawled, walked, talked, and now is learning new things on a daily basis. Her voice has gone from a baby cry to a little squeaky girl voice. My once bawled baby has curls coming in fast and thick. It’s truly amazing and a blessing to watch her change and grow up before our very eyes. 

I love that lately her personality is really coming out and she isn’t as likely to copy but do her own thing now and make her own decisions if she likes something or not. She has a sense of style already that I never had and still don’t. I can tell it won’t be long before she is dressing me and telling him how to wear my hair. And even though I am devastated that the baby days are over I can’t wait for the next chapter to begin. Happy 2nd Birthday party celebrations to Missy Moo

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY MISSY MOO! 

Happy 2nd Birthday party celebrations to Missy Moo To my little angel, thank you for enriching our lives and being the best daughter anyone could ever ask for. I have more than enjoyed our first two years together and I am excited for the present and the future to come. We love you so very much from the bottom of our hearts. I hope you have enjoyed your special day. 

 

96 thoughts on “Happy 2nd Birthday Missy Moo”

  1. Happy birthday MM! Love her diva glasses haha so cute!!!
    I can’t believe our babies are two, it definitely crept up on us too!!! It’s such a fun age right now though, like you said their little personalities are starting shine!! Xx

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    • Thank you darling and a huge happy 2nd birthday to your little dude too! No I can’t believe it I think I am still in denial today. lol But we have had a lovely family day.

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    • Thank you Alex. She had a lovely day, got spoiled with the all the cake she wanted. haha Those are the best presents no limitations at two years old. lol

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  2. Happy Birthday MM! That’s so funny about the dates, I’d never really thought about it until my cousin had a baby in the wee small hours Australia time and as the Facebook message went “r and K have had a baby boy tomorrow”!! Crazy isn’t it, maybe MM should insist on celebrating twice!

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    • I have insisted she celebrate twice hahaha same with my son he was two different dates too. Time zones are a mystery hahaha Thanks Carie.

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    • She thinks she is too that’s the problem. No, only kidding. She is a doll. I am bias though and she is a diva so we both are bias. lol She really had a great time and it was a lovely small family day together.

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  3. Such a beautiful post and words. We have 2 year olds. This so is not happening. They are growing up before our eyes. Love sharing your journey with you xx

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    • I know Kara, how did we get here already??? It’s going way, way too fast. I am still in denial that she is two years old now. They really do grow up before our eyes and I think how much MM has changed just in the last few weeks even and it scares me a little. I want this time to last longer and it seems to be going even faster than it did with her brother.

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  4. Happy Birthday to MM! She is a day younger than my youngest. I am struggling to stop referring to her as a baby. Yes she will always be my baby but when did she turn into a grown up little girl?!

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    • Thank you Karen, she had a lovely birthday with family and the part will be Sunday so we are super excited to see more extended family come in. I need to stop calling MM baby too. It’s so hard especially when they are your last baby. I just can’t do it yet. lol

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  5. What a lovely post and beautiful photos. I hope that she had a great birthday it certainly looks like she did, my little girl recently turned two too and i also feel like the last two years have flown over and like she was not a baby for very long xx

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    • Thank you Lindsay so nice of you to say. She had a fabulous special day and we will all be celebrating with a double birthday party for her and her brother with the rest of the extended family on Sunday. Can’t wait. I feel the same that MM was never a baby for long. Wonder if its a girl thing as they grow up so fast.

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  6. Congratulations! I agree that you don’t need a huge party or fancy presents to make it special. For me it is about spending time together too. #SWM

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    • Thank you Catie, it really is and the one only pressie she got was a new bath towel and she was ecstatic about it. hahah We had a great family day together.

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  7. Happy birthday to your baby girl. Love the cake, and how cute that she just had to wear her sunglasses all day! It sounds like she had a lovely day celebrating. I hope you’re having a great time back here in the States! 🙂

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    • She IS a diva in those sunglasses. I think they make her think she can rule the world. So sassy when she has them. She wouldn’t take them off to blow her candles out either. Made us all laugh.

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    • She acts it now too. The cake turned out lovely. Yes, we love small family moments on the actual days of their birthdays but then we are having a big joint birthday with her brother party with extended family while we are visiting the states.

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    • She was the best taste tester for sure. The cake was half eating before we finished singing Happy birthday MM. lol She had her fork in there the first moment I looked away. hahaha

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  8. It is amazing how much our children achieve in their first years isn’t it? What a very special day you all had!

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    • Thank you Dominique it truly is you are so right. I can’t believe how fast these two years has gone. In one moment I feel like she is always been with us and the other I feel like I just had her and how is she walking, running and talking now.

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    • It really is Aby, I don’t know how she is two already. It blows my mind sometimes I am still in denial. As my last baby each milestone seems to be that much more emotional.

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  9. Aww looks like a lovely birthday! How weird with the birth dates and your friend’s baby – I never considered that before! My youngest will be one in about 6 weeks and that seems to have gone so quick! #sharewithme

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    • Yes the first birthday is a huge milestone and seems to sneak up on you then after that it just flies. I can’t believe I have a two year old and three year old now. It’s crazy.

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  10. Happy Birthday, MM. She looks so grown in these pictures, and super fabulous with those sunglasses and bathing suit! Time flies with our little ones, doesn’t it? One minute they’re cooing in your arms, the next their running and walking and babbling, and you don’t know where that little cooing baby went! Enjoy every minute (as I know you do) with her! Thanks for hosting #sharewithme this week!

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    • I think she thinks she is super fabulous in those glasses too. hahaah She really is looking so much older lately. I think each time we come to the states for the summer they seem to change so much so fast when we are traveling.

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    • Cake for brekkie is the best way to say Happy birthday in this family unless you are B he hates cake. I know, *gasp. She had a great one. We are having a circus birthday party for the kids together as its B’s bday soon and so we thought small family moments on the actual day and some joint bday fun for the both of them later. I really do end up loving the small celebrations more.

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  11. Ah happy birthday to your little girl! My little one just turned 2 it’s such a lovely age. Hope she had a fab day and that she has a beautiful year ahead of her x #sharewithme

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    • Happy birthday to your little one as well. I can’t believe how fast the first two years went for MM as it was much slower with B and he will be 4 soon too which just feel weird to even write that. She had a great day thank you.

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  12. When we know it is our last child all these milestones are very poignant aren’t they. My youngest is six and each stage he passes is at once wonderful and sad because it will be my last time. I can so see how people then get to wanting grandchildren.

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    • I think so for sure. Each time she hits one it’s like a reminder this is the last time for this stage in my kids lives. Makes it bittersweet in a way and sad too sometimes. Thanks.

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  13. Oh bless her, she looked liked she had a fab 2nd Birthday! I found oliver turning 2 much harder than his first birthday as like you say, the baby days are really over!
    Xx #sharewithme

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    • She did have a good day and when it starts with cake what’s not to love and be happy about right? She looks two going on 13 sometimes. lol The baby days are truly over for me. I can’t believe it.

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  14. What a sweet post. The cake looks beautiful and it looks like MM had a great time! Enjoy this stage of her life – it goes so fast!

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    • Oh it really does go fast and I am still in denial about it too. lol How did two years fly by so fast? This is why I love being here in the summer and life is just slower here so we can soak it all up.

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  15. Such a lovely post, Happy Birthday to Missy Moo! I can’t believe it will be Lizzy’s turn in August, I think we’ll have a low-key one too this year, with just close family. She looks so adorable as always in these photos, love the one of her scoffing the cake! #sharewithme

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    • Oh happy birthday early for Lizzy. It’s nice to have a good family day together, chillin and making moments instead of huge milestones. Sometimes it makes you appreciate it all the more. She really did scoff the cake too. hahaha Thank you.

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    • Thank you Sara, she had a quiet but lovely special day. I let her eat that cake for breakfast and lunch and possibly dinner because she doesn’t ever get sweets so why not on her special day right? We loved it.

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    • Ahh thanks that’s awesome. It just stuck the first week she was born and it was my hubby that named her it. She really does suit it. lol I wish it wasn’t almost too small though as its a favorite of mine too.

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    • It was great to wake up and dive into cake for brekkie. Who wouldn’t want to celebrate their special day like that? Lol Thank you Sophie she enjoyed it.

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  16. She is just gorgeous – a very happy birthday to her! Well done on the present front – I think we all have the tendency to go a bit overboard. Love the cake too! I hope you are enjoying your time back home xx

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    • Ali you are too kind thank you hun. I really am strict about the present front too many people charge things to credit cards just to over do it on the presents and I just don’t think it teaches them anything and leaves you stressed with the bill.

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  17. Happy birthday MM! There’s something special about a 2nd birthday – they really aren’t a baby any more. I’m with you on not going overboard with parties and presents. It’s so expensive and when i look at all the gifts our Tot got at Christmas and on her 2nd birthday I see so many things that she hardly plays with. Your time is all they really need x

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    • No they really have passed the baby era when they turn two. Its a big milestones I wasn’t ready for as she is my last baby and now we are long out of the baby stages now forever. *sob. Your time is more important and your attention for sure. I just don’t see the point in going into debt for a toy they may or may not play with or get bored with. We are super strict for Christmas too.

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    • It is slight sadness I am not ready to not have a baby anymore. I wish I had a little longer of her being a baby as she is my last. I am looking forward to the future too. Thank you Steph.

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    • Of course, we love sharing our big and small moments with everyone. She had a great time digging into the cake for sure. I think that was far better than any present we could have bought her.

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  18. Her birthday sounds just perfect! How amazing that you had sbbaby the same day as your bestie is that too! Have a fantastic time in the states, I’m looking forward to reading all about it. #sharewithme

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    • I know we have said our whole lives that we want to get married, live next door to each other and have our kids grow up together around the same time. Her Dad and my dad are besties too so its in the family. We may live on the other side of the world from each other but having our girls the very same day was amazing and each summer we spend the whole summer together. She was actually two weeks late and I was a month early so it was amazing.

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    • She was really scuffing it down too it was so funny. We hadn’t even finished singing before she was into it. Just the way she wanted it. Thank you.

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  19. How fun is it that you and your best friend have little ones the same age?! That cake is adorable and so is your little girl. Happy Birthday! #sharewithme

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    • It was a miracle for sure as she was so late and I was so early and we actually found out that we were having girls the exact same day too. What are the odds I will never know but its a great story to tell.

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  20. Oh I love the pic of her eating her cake! My best friend ended up giving birth on the same day as my section for middle man – she was 4 weeks early so was a surprise but helps me to remember her girls birthday. Hope your girl loved her Birthday – she looks like she did xx

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    • She wouldn’t take them off all day… not even to blow out her candles. It was hilarious. She really is getting into the diva fashion side of things. lol Thank you we had a lovely day.

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  21. What a gorgeous girly and a lovely day you all had for her birthday! Two is such a lovely, lovely age. I can remember my Harry’s 2nd birthday like it was yesterday, and he turns 4 next month! Loving the sunglasses 😉 xx

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    • Thank you Michelle. We had a lovely quiet family day. This weekend we will be having the big joint birthday party with her and her brother and lots of extended family. But sometimes I prefer the quiet special occasions the actual special days for just us. It goes way too fast doesn’t it?

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  22. Happy birthday Mm, wow she looks so much older then two! Cake is the bestest and love how much she went for it, you go girl!
    Hope your enjoying your holiday with the family definitely the memories of being together over materlistic items is more important X

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    • I think so too sadly, she looks about four lately and I don’t know where I blinked and missed that she lost that baby look to her. Oh yes cake for breakfast nothing better than that. Enjoying it so much. Thank you.

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  23. I am loving the sunglasses and a huge happy birthday to MM! My youngest is 2 in 10 days and I can’t believe it! He us growing so fast before my eyes and I love seeming him grow but it makes me sad that it’s gone so quickly! You spent her day the best way, with family. We are taking Noah out for the day for his birthday as he has so many toys and will cherish a day with us making memories and remember it more than presents #sharewithme xx

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    • Oh happy birthday to your little one too. I am still in denial when people ask me how old they are. lol It goes so fast. Her glasses are so fun she always has them on its funny so we call her hollywood now. hahaha

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