I can’t believe it. Oliver is two! I love seeing my kids grow and become their own little person, but this has been bitter sweet for me (said all moms ever). Oliver has been our sweet little “Baby O” since the day he was born. Not only does this mark his transition into toddlerhood, but soon he will literally no longer be the baby of the family. These are all good and natural transitions, but they are still a little sad none-the-less.
The other day I was looking through photos of the boys and was tickled by some side-by-side comparisons. The photos below are of Theo and Oliver, both age two, wearing the same pair of jammies. Theo’s pictures are on the left, Oliver’s on the right. Commence heart melting.
You can certainly tell they are brothers, but they are also already displaying their own, unique personalities.
I love my little boys so much. They are wild, messy, and two of the most destructive little people I’ve ever met, but gosh they sure are fun. And sweet. And they are mine, all mine!
It is with a bit of anxiety that we re-enter the toddler phase. But one thing Theo has taught us is that that every season has it’s hardships and it’s own special sweetness. And although we would all love to have the good times without the bad, I’ll certainly take the bad if it means I also get the good. Because while the bad times with toddlers are epicly bad, I’m talking end of the world, build a bomb shelter type bad, the good times, are certainly a slice of Heaven itself.
Happy birthday my sweet little baby-O. You’ve brought so much joy, tenderness, and silliness into our lives. Thanks for being you, and here is to two!
Here are some photos from our birthday celebration:
For Oliver’s birthday cake, I made this white cake recipe and frosting. It was delicious. I highly recommend trying it! Baking cakes from scratch isn’t hard, and produces such a fresh tasting result. Plus, you don’t have any preservatives or extra yucky stuff in the final product! And, not to mention, most frosting recipes make more than you need for the cake, so you are left with extra to spread on…well, pretty much everything! 😉