My baby toddler turns 2 today.  TWO WHOLE YEARS! So much has happened since his dramatic entrance into the world.

We’ve lived in 3 different cities, had time off, started work again, made films, changed jobs, friends, houses and all the while our lives have been irrevocably, indellibly transformed by one charismatic and delightful young man.

It’s amazing that such a small person can make such a HUGE impression.

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I never knew unconditional love before Oliver nor what being a mother truly meant. This last year, I’ve found myself feeling I’m getting rather good at it after stumbling through the first, blinded by shock and sleep deprivation.

Oliver, I love that you tell me to, ‘Be careful Mama’ when I get too silly and dance and drive; I never bore of your boundless energy and joy for life and that at two, you seem so wise. I relish in your kisses and ‘group hugs’, the fact you’ve sang Happy Birthday to yourself every day all week and that you love to dance and bake. Little O, you make my big heart smile.  Happy 2nd Birthday.  We love you.

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P.S I’m sorry I forgot to write a message on the back of the CBeebies’ card I  lovingly spent hours making before sending special delivery a month in advance. Here’s hoping they see past that and got my email pleading to still broadcast it (and they received the tray of baclava). Just in case it never makes it’s TV debut, here it is making it’s online one.

Not bad huh!

Photographs (c) Vicki Psarias-Broadbent.

Updated post: it made it on the telly with a message from my email! Yay! Thank you Cbeebies!

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12 Responses

  1. HonestMum

    @themamabirddiaries Thanks. I’m looking to fully exploit his looks in the movies. After his card debuted on the BBC last night, our move to LA is imminent.

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  2. HonestMum

    @KAte now that sounds like a wonderful party. We’ve hired a very cute and small softplay centre so should be lots of fun! (for Oliver)!

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  3. HonestMum

    @Elizabeth thank you for your lovely comment. The card made it last night. I wrote a post about it with the link! I’m was very proud!

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  4. Kate

    Bless him, I love planning birthday parties. I am looking forward to Younglings in March (he will be 3). Am thinking Bouncy Castle and buffet (either my house or a hall) with all traditional games. My friend will hopefully lend me the castle so it will be super cheap and cheerful. Hope you have a good time – look forward to the pictures xx

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  5. Kate

    That card is fab – very creative. Happy Birthday Oliver. Its amazing how quickly they grow. He is gorgeous by the way. Am scared stiff that my Youngling will be turning 3 in March eek. Time to plan a party me-thinks lol. Take care Kate @MakeshiftMummy xx

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