Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tell Turns Two.

May 2011
In the blink of an eye, somehow this little bundle (and his big sister) have grown into bonafide "kids".  I don't know when it happened, but there it is ....

We celebrated his birthday with a little party here at home with family.  We enjoyed the incredible sunshine and fresh air.  Tell was showered with love from near and far, and given the most perfect gifts -- thoughtful cards, a tower of trucks, a kite, a horse from sister, new shoes, a cozy jacket.  Opa even sang 'Happy Birthday' to him over the phone.  (By the way, about three times a week Grama and Grampa tell me how "he is just like your Dad!")  It was all so perfect for him, fitting just right with his little-big self and what he likes.  I know without a doubt he had about as much fun at his party as a two year old can take and felt so very, very loved -- what more could a mother ask for on her little one's birthday?                  

My friend had a good idea, so I spray-painted some "nuggets" and the kids had a little gold dig in the sand pit to burn off some steam and make room for birthday cake ...

Fun with cousins and new "equipment"; Asher posing for me :)

Campfire Cake

October Baby is starting to make themselves known, as you can see in this lovely picture ;)  And below is a picture of Tell in Johana's VW bus.  He could've spent the whole evening in there -- driving, making turns, opening, closing, locking, unlocking ... He was on his own birthday adventure...

"When adventure lives in your heart, everywhere you go is a party."

I could write a book on my little bow-tied boy.  He is such a joy and a true blessing of the utmost kind. He is a light and energy that anyone is lucky to be around.  He knows what he likes and his joy is radiant.  His smile is contagious and his love is big.  I pray you hang on to that, little one.
Here's to you Tell Wilder ....

 "You will never have this day with your children again.  
Tomorrow, they'll be a little older than they are today.  
This day is a gift.  
Breathe and notice.  Smell and touch them; 
Study their faces and little feet and pay attention.
Relish the charms of the present.
Enjoy today mama.  It will be over before you know it."
-Jen Hatmaker

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