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Monday, October 24, 2011

Dear Olive,
Two years ago today, at just before ten o'clock in the morning, you came into my and Shane's arms and we were forever changed. You made us parents for the first time*, and showed us the incredible possibility of endless love. I’ve told you the story of your birth many times. How you were born, how incredibly amazing you were, how we could not believe it when we woke up the day after to find you asleep in the bed between us. We kept saying Can you believe it. Can you believe it. Over and over. And look at you now, two years on. A running, jumping, talking, screaming, bright, bossy, sensitive, demanding, hilarious, happy two year old. Who loves blueberries, books, swings, sultanas, Hey Jude, and tickles on the bed with Dad**. I’m still working you out I think, your real personality. Or maybe it'll turn out that you're just too close for me to really see you for who you are. Perhaps you'll always just be my divine, darling baby. Big happy happy birthday to you!


* making us parents for the first time that we know of Shane pointed out. I'm quite certain (in fact, I'd say 100%) that I don't have any, but I'm sure interested to meet any love children of your Dads.

** As soon as Shane gets home from you scream (you're really REALLY loud) and tear off yelling tickle on bed Daddy, tickle me on bed Dad.

25 comments:

Jgee said...

Happy Birthday big girl, Olive. How lucky you are to have such a wonderful Mama, and how fabulicous does your cake look x

one claire day said...

Happy Birthday Olive! I hope you have the brightest, happiest, loveliest day. It'll be hard not to by the look of that cake!

I really hope to meet you one day, you sweet thing.
X Claire

Hayes said...

Happy Birthday Olive!!

I hope you got the piece of cake with the giraffe on it.

Happy 2nd parenting anniversary Kellie and Shane.

picklebug said...

Happy Birthday little Olive! I hope you have the most wonderful day full of fun, hugs and kisses (& tickles on the bed!), and lots of family and friends.
It's been lovely to see you growing up this year, you are turning into such a beautiful little girl!
Rach xx

Lila said...

Happy birthday Olive!
Hope your little family has a wonderful day, and that the world slows down to fit in some birthday magic, love and of course daddy tickles.

Lizeylou said...

Hip hip hooray Olive is 2 today!!

Hope you love everything about being 2 including that yummo cake!!

Katrina (capturing moments) said...

Happy 2nd birthday Olive! Great cake mum! x

nicole said...

Happy birthday Olive.

Oooo. I love that cake! I reckon my little girl would love that cake too...she turning two too... next month.

small catalogue said...

Happy birthday to you Miss Olive! It is a truly grand day to have a birthday

Greer said...

Happy happy two, Olive. Congrats to your mum and dad. That cake is quite amazing. x

KERRY said...

Yay! Happy Birthday Olive! Have a super, lovely day of turning 2! Love the cake (so does Bertie) xx

::The Beetle Shack:: said...

Happy second birthday Olive. Look at that cake, I hope it made you hyper!

xo em

zigsma said...

Happy Birthday Olive. You sound like a joy! x

Maxabella said...

Happy birthday to little Olive!! x

Madeleine said...

Happy Birthday Olive! You sound and look like such a treasure. Hope you have the happiest of 2nd years.
Tell your mama thank you for sharing a little of your life with us. It's an honor xx
Ps. Shane. You are such a rock star.

alex sunday said...

i love those last few sentences. that's exactly how i feel about my little one, i just wasn't sure how to put it into words. happy birthday olive!! xo

Maria Rose said...

Beautiful. I just stumbled upon your blog, so sweet!

LM_Toone said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLIVE!!
xxx

fast times in m√ľnchen. said...

Happy 2 gorgeous Olive! Can't wait to see why adventures your 3rd year brings. What an unreal cake Kellie.

I know for sure she'll always be your divine, darling baby. xx

Nell said...

Happy Happy birthday beautiful Olive. What fun lies ahead being 3!

Love the cake. Can't ever squeeze too many animals on, in my opinion.

Hope you all had the most fun of days xx

Colette said...

Happy Birthday Miss Olive, being two is the best, love that cake too!

captain kk said...

awww.. happy 2nd birthday olive! sounds like you're one lucky little girl having 2 wonderful parents who love you so much. x

mama bear said...

Aw Happiest Birthday dear sweet Olive. I am jealous of your cake! xx

PS> Rosie loves blueberries too –Blubahs! Maybe one day you kids can chill on the back step and munch out together. x

Cassandra Allen said...

Happy happy day to olive, I've enjoyed following. And the animals on the cake are great!

The Franglaise said...

Dear Olive, accept my deepest apologies for the belated birthday wishes but life has been crazy busy on this side of the planet. Your animal cake rocks. Your parents rock. You rock. Happiest birthday sweet girl! It's a privilege to watch you grow. xx

 

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