Happy 3rd Birthday Violy!

Dear Violet,

Happy 3rd Birthday Baby Girl! I guess I’m going to have to stop calling you that now, because you are far from a baby these days! I find it hard to believe you are 3 today…but when I think about how much you’ve grown since your last birthday, It’s crazy what a big girl you’ve grown into!

Since your 2nd birthday a lot has changed! For one thing, you became a big sister! Ivy was born almost born 3 months and 4 days after you last birthday, and the two of you have been as thick as thieves since then! You love to kiss her head, and pat her bottom, and are constantly making her laugh. The two of you chat and giggle together constantly, and you affectionately refer to her as ‘Googie’. When Ivy wakes from a nap, you’ll put on your high-pitched Mama voice and say “Good Morning Googie! Hello Googie! Awwww Googie!!!” You’ll then announce to me from across the room ‘MAMAAAA! IVY AWAKE!!!!’ It’s pretty darn cute and I never get sick of hearing it.

As well as getting a new sister, you also got a new house! Mummy & Daddy finally got their act together and bought your ‘forever home’ at the beach. It took a little while for you to understand that we’d left the only home you’d ever known in Brisbane and moved to the Gold Coast, but your love for the sun, sand and sea quickly won you over and you regularly tell me you love this house, which makes us so happy.

And as if all of that wasn’t enough, you also started going to daycare for the first time. I realised that you were too smart and busy to be hanging out at home with me everyday, and with Ivy coming along that became even more apparent! At first we weren’t sure how you’d go, but you handled it like a pro and 6 months in you’re still smiling when we wave goodbye to you. Today you helped me make cupcakes with sprinkles on them to take into Kindy to celebrate your birthday with your friends. You got to sit with your besties Edith & Neve while you wore the Birthday hat and everyone sang happy birthday to you.

This year you’re having a big birthday party at home too! It will be Circus themed (cos you love the circus) and all of your family, cousins and friends will be there! We’ve also got a clown coming and lots of yummy food including popcorn cupcakes, dagwood dogs and toffee apples which I know you’ll love.

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Getting ready for your party

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Getting ready for your party

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Popcorn cupcakes 🙂

You’ve grown up into such a sweet, funny smart little girl and you are always surprising us. You love to help Mummy cook and clean and you love to help Daddy build things or just play games with him. You have a wicked sense of humour and you also have a strong stubborn streak that as difficult as it makes my life now, I know it will hold you in good stead when you’re a high profile lawyer or something equally important when you’re an adult!

Here’s a little snippet of Violet the 3 year old:

  • You still love your food, but your fave is Sushi! It’s your go-to treat. You also love burgers.
  • Every day you ask to dress like a ballerina…you love ballerina dresses/skirts/shoes and insist on pig tails in your hair.
  • You love to dance! you also love to colour-in, play with play-doh, and will spend hours a day playing with your dolls, Shopkins, your pretend kitchen and your farm animals.
  • You love picnics, and puppy dogs, and koala’s.
  • You adore Emma from the Wiggles (cos she’s a ballerina)
  • Your best friends are Edith & Neve, as well as your Sissy.

Happy Birthday Violet Mae, I hope you enjoy your special day and know how much we all love you!

xo Mama

Happy 2nd Birthday Violet Mae!

Dear Violet Mae,

First of all, I cannot believe that it’s been two whole years since I first laid eyes on that beautiful face of yours! Those two years have gone by so quickly, so before you continue to grow overnight I wanted to take a moment and write about who you are today, as a newly-turned-two-year-old!

When you were born, you were the size of a baby elephant. Seriously, I couldn’t believe it when the midwife held you up to me and you were all kinds of chunky! That being said, you quickly surprised us all when you turned out to be a bit of a midget (and I mean that in the nicest possible way).  You, my girl are petite, and are still wearing size 1 clothing! It’s funny when people don’t realise your age and just assume you are younger.  So many people think you’re advanced because you can walk/talk when you still look so young.  You’re just happy to be told how clever you are so I don’t think you’ll ever be bothered by your pocket rocket size.

Despite being small in stature, you are BIG on personality! You are by no means a ‘shrinking’ Violet, but instead a strong presence that is constantly surprising us! You have a big, booming voice and you like to be heard.  You like to talk (a lot), you love to sing, and it pleases me no end that you love to dance and perform for anyone who’s watching.

You are kind. You are generous. You know what you want. You are amiable and easy-going but when forced to do something against your will, you will not comply and instead protest loudly so that everybody knows about it. You’re almost always happy and your sunshine-y disposition means that you make friends with easily. You’re a social butterfly and that becomes more apparent every day!

You LOVE your food. You’ve always been a good eater and you like to try new things.  At the moment, some of your favourites are Sushi, mushrooms (raw or cooked), blueberries (you ask for them every single day!) and you’ve recently been introduced to the wonder that is ice-cream and cupcakes! So far, I’ve managed to convince you that Greek yoghurt is ice cream but you’re no fool and I know that I won’t be able to get away with that for too much longer! Sometimes you cry out for cheese in your sleep, and your love for pizza is so fierce that you’ll recognise the Domino’s logo from a fast moving car. I hope that your healthy obsession for food continues as both Mummy and Daddy are that way inclined too!

Despite all of your lovely qualities, you’re not all sweetness and light all of the time and you’ve certainly inherited a stubborn streak from both of your parents.  You’re fiercely independent and like doing everything for yourself. You get extremely frustrated when you’re unable to complete a task on your own and patience is something we’re still working on!

You have so many varied interests, and I can’t wait to see which ones stick as you continue to grow.  As I mentioned before you love to perform and have an excellent sense of humour.  You love nothing more than to ham it up in front of family and friends, and strangers are not immune to your charms either….you are always chatting to random people in the supermarket and flashing them your cheeky grin!

You love to swim, you love the beach and you love the park. You’re an avid picker-up-er of sticks, rocks, leaves and flowers and  it’s so nice to watch you explore the world around you. You love other kids but you are also happy with your own company and can play by yourself for hours. You are happiest when you are barefoot and outdoors running about, and you go stir-crazy if you’ve been cooped up inside for too long.

As your Mama, you know I think you’re the most beautiful creature on this earth but it seems everybody that meets you is just as taken with you as I am! I’m always stopped by people commenting on how lovely your blonde hair is, how cute your curls are you’re often complimented on the brightness of your sweet blue eyes (you get those from your Daddy).  And despite your obviously lovely outward appearance, I also know that your true beauty comes from within and that your soul is even more dazzling than that gorgeous face of yours! Before you were born a psychic told me that the reason I was so sick during pregnancy was because you’re a very old soul and such a strong little presence.  I fully believe this to be true as you have a sense of self that wouldn’t otherwise be attainable in the two short years that you’ve been here.
There are so many wonderful things about you and the best part is that you just keep getting better with every passing day! I hope that one day you read this and realise how much we love you and how happy you’ve made your Daddy and I. I’m so glad that you chose me to be your Mama and for giving me such a lovely sense of contentment. I never tire of up waking up to your sweet little face and I’m so grateful that I get to spend all my days with you!

So Happy Birthday my Honey Girl! Enjoy your special day today…Daddy and I are taking you to see your first ever Movie at the cinema (Minions) and then you’ll also get to celebrate with your family all over again on the weekend at your Sprinkles party! Woohoo!

Big love and kisses galore,

Your Mama xx