It’s hard to believe you are two.
Up early before the sun, with everyone rushing you to wake. You are at the happy stage where you sort of understand birthdays after celebrating all of your siblings birthdays in the last few months, and yet you are easy and happy-go-lucky without any expectations. Except that you definitely wanted us to sing happy birthday to you. 🙂 You were practicing for days ahead of time.
Everyone else couldn’t wait for you to open your gifts so they could
play with them see what they were. It is a joy to watch you so carefully open each thing and enjoy it for a few minutes without rushing onto the next gift.
We gave you a Poppy and the Orchestra book since you have loved Philippa’s Poppy/musical book so much. You were delighted! Bunny also wanted to give you a gift that had a bit of an ulterior motive: she bought you a basket for your bike so that you can carry her along on all of your adventures. Boy, have you both loved this new addition to your favorite toy.
Mommy + Daddy gifted you a kitchen all your own with a few new food items, pots and pans, and a lovely little enamel pot that matches your older sister’s tin tea set. I think you really love this, but your older siblings definitely do. Thank you for sharing it so kindly with them. Mommy knit you a happy yellow sweater, but it is much too big and so we will tuck it away until you are three. I’m so glad though that when you opened it you put it right on. Sweet girl. Now mommy has to get busy making you something that WILL fit. 🙂 Also, you got a sweet birthday dress which you really love and looks so, so sweet on you.
After all the morning fun, we carried on with a regular old school day for the older kids (which they were quite disgruntled about) but we had a surprise visitor mid-morning, your BFF Liam (and Rainey).
He brought you a sweet gift and stayed for a little bit to play and have a birthday lunch together. So sweet. Bunny was very tired at this point and had to have a nap, so you went with her. After nap, the sun came out (it had been a very rainy morning) and bunny couldn’t wait to try out her new bike basket. What fun! It was just right. Meanwhile, Mommy baked a carrot cake, the same one I made for your first birthday and I had fun making it simple and pretty. We Facetimed with far-away family. Then Rainey + Grandpa came over for one of your favorite dinners, spaghetti. You were so happy to see your birthday cake and have everyone sing to you, and you clapped with glee when it was all done.
We all adore you, sweet baby Wren. Maybe not so much a baby anymore, but still you will always be our little baby. I am so proud of the way you are growing and learning. You are a delight to us all, my sweet girl. Happy birthday and always remember how much your momma and daddy adore you, how God adores you even more than that.