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second birthday

second birthday

second birthday

second birthday

second birthday

Garland and cake topper by Carousel Lane.

This little man of ours just turned two. We had a little celebration with family in Ohio and it was filled with the best kind of stuff. We started off with family pictures at the mall, rides on an ice cream truck, escalator AND elevator (his fave), Indian food buffet, playing at the park, presents full of trains, cars and clothes, chocolate milk and cake times two.

Our little Austin is the cutest little sponge, picking up words and phrases and putting them together like nobody’s business. He can count to ten (but skips over four), he says his please and thank you’s, and gives the best little hugs and kisses anyone could ask for. He’s still got a bit of stranger/social anxiety, but we are working on building up his confidence in little ways as we can (any tips would be appreciated too)! He has a deep love for anything yellow (ask him green or blue, and he says yellow, too cute), choo choo trains, cars, school buses, shuttle buses (any mode of transportation really), chocolate milk, apple juice, cake, singing “Open, Shut Them”, dancing, and scrunching up his nose. Temper tantrums are here… and happen most often when he didn’t get enough sleep the night before, is hungry, or doesn’t want to change his clothes/diaper. We haven’t started potty training him or switched him to a big boy bed yet, but those things will probably come this year once he is ready.

It’s so hard to believe that these two years went by so quickly. The other day, Marvin and I were just remembering those newborn days of sleepless nights and a fussy baby. His tantrums can be really stressful, but at least they last for only 30 minutes max and we can still sleep at night. But there’s still some parts of him that remind me of the happy newborn moments, like when he gets out of the bath and I get to hold him cuddled up in a towel, I could bottle that moment up forever as I’m not sure how much longer it will last.

Here’s looking forward to the “terrific twos”! :)

22 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Eboni Ifé
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    He is such a cutie! I so enjoy seeing all his special little moments on Instagram! Happy Birthday!!

  2. Bethany
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    Happy birthday to your little guy! He sounds like a sweetie. We have a little 6-mo-old and I am already freaking out at how quickly time goes by! Though I wouldn’t mind giving up the sleepless nights… :)

  3. jillian
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    happy birthday to your little guy!!!

    xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  4. Merritt
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    He’s such cutie! What a fun milestone to celebrate :)

    The Style Scribe

  5. Alissa
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    AW! What a sweet little party! I had such a good time following along via Instagram this weekend!

  6. Dancing Branflake
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    Um… I remember when you told us all you were pregnant. How has time flown by so quickly?!! Happy Birthday hugs to the sweetest boy!

  7. susan
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Awww! Happy 2nd Birthday to your adorable boy Sandy!
    …and Happy New Year! xox

  8. Dina Karivalis (@DKarivalis)
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Aww how cute! He is so sweet! Happy birthday to your adorable little man.
    xo Dina
    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

  9. Kat
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    So sweet! Happy Birthday to your guy – I love that birthday cake! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

  10. anngelik
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    He is adorable! Happy Birthday to him. My nephew recently turned 2, they grow up too fast.

    -Vogue&Heels
    http://www.vogueandheels.com

  11. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    Happy 2nd birthday! You are cute & positive referring to the upcoming year as the terrific twos, and not the terrible twos ;). Like you said, tantrums might be here-to-stay for a bit, but at least they are short lived. Getting a full night’s sleep is something I look forward to real soon!

  12. Adri
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    These photos are so sweet! Happy birthday to your little guy!

    xo Adri
    http://www.adrilately.blogspot.com

  13. Krysten
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    Haha I love that last pic!

  14. nancy @ adore to adorn
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    wow time flies! Happy Birthday to your little man! =D
    xo,
    nancy

  15. Kelsey
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

    What a little cutie! Hope he had a great birthday. You must be sooooo proud!

    -Kelsey

    http://www.excusemyblog.com
    (I just launched my fashion blog and currently have a giveaway offering $250 worth of credits for a Facebook campaign/advertisement that can be used towards your blog or business!)

  16. Kathleen
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    Happy birthday Austin! That cake looks delicious :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  17. Whitney @ EHFAR
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

    Happy Birthday to your little man!

  18. Emily
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Absolutely adorable!

    creamystyle.com

  19. Whitney
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 9:00 pm

    HOW cute!
    Happy birthday and happy new year!

    Whitney
    The Retail Therapist

  20. Kelly
    Dec 30, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

    He is so cute and it looks like he had a great birthday!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  21. Joyce
    Jan 03, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

    I must be a little boy thing because my 2 year old loves the color yellow too! Love his festive cake.

  22. Jackie
    Jan 04, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    OMG he is so adorable! Happy belated birthday.

    You have inspired me to make an orignal yellow set for the shop – these colors came out great together.

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