I may or may not be ready to share these photos with you. It may have something to do with the fact that it’s all too real that my youngest officially turned 2 this month. I no longer have a “baby” and it’s all bitter sweet.
I adore the person she’s turning into. She’s becoming more and more independent each day. She learns how to say new words, grab things on her own, eat on her own, voice her own opinion, play with her siblings, and so much more. And for all of that, I am grateful. I am blessed to have seen her grow up into a toddler and look forward to the future, but I’m sure moms that have been through this understand. It’s also a bit sad, especially when you know for a fact this is your LAST baby. This is the last time you are experiencing these firsts which have been such a common part of my life for the past 6 years. My kids are all 2 1/2 years apart so basically almost every 2 years I’ve been celebrating a 1st birthday, watching one of my little miracles take a first step, get their first A and of course turn into little, loving individuals.
While, it’s sad to know these milestones are behind me, I am forever grateful and blessed to know there’s still so much more to come and to share. My babies are blessed with health, happiness and love and I can only pray that God keeps me and them around for a very long time so see them grow up and turn into the beautiful grown ups I know one day they will be.
I knew this would probably be the last time I could get away with choosing the birthday theme I wanted for her. If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with unicorns. I saw some paper products at Target before Christmas last year and knew then I wanted her theme to be unicorns without even knowing what I would do for her birthday. I searched online to really put my vision together, yet keep it simple since I knew a 2 year old was not going to sit still.
Here are just some of my favorites from her mini session. (Yes, I don’t take longer than 30 minutes to take photos of my kids. It’s too stressful! LOL)