My Sweet Baby-O Turns Two

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.

My Sweet Baby-O Turns Two My Sweet Baby-O Turns Two

Theo Oliver

Theo Oliver

Theo Oliver

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:

An afternoon hay ride to kick off the birthday celebration!
An afternoon hay ride to kick off the birthday celebration!
Oliver is becoming such a HAM! It's so much fun :-).
Oliver is becoming such a HAM! It’s so much fun :-).
Brothers being brothers. Having fun in the hay bale maze!
Brothers being brothers. Having fun in the hay bale maze!
Mike helped me decorate the top of Oliver's cake. This year we went for a construction theme.
Mike helped me decorate the top of Oliver’s cake. This year we went for a construction theme.
Construction cake!
Construction cake!
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
My boy
My boy
The birthday boy, being birthday adorable.
The birthday boy, being birthday adorable.
The boys
The boys
Opening presents with family
Opening presents with family
New Bama hat!
New Bama hat!
Theo providing a little after-party entertainment
Theo providing a little after-party entertainment
The next day, enjoying his birthday presents
The next day, enjoying his birthday presents

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! 😉

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