Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy 2nd Birthday to Our Olivia Cate

Two.  You are two today, baby girl!

And what a wonderful two years it’s been!

At two you are sugar and spice and everything nice… heavy on the spice.  ;o)

You are spunky and you are a go-getter – you’re our little fireball just like Mommy has always known since you were just a little nugget in my tummy.

You’re a momma’s girl and I don’t hate it.  Not one little bit.  I love that I’m the person who you want when you’re sad or upset.  I know it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be rolling your eyes at me and running to get your Daddy, so I’m going to enjoy every second while it lasts.

You love your brother something fierce, even though half of the time you’re chasing him around trying to throw your Anna doll at him.  And he’s actually afraid of you sometimes… but you are almost his size, so who can blame him?

You currently wear a 3T shirt and 2T pants, though those are starting to fit a little snug… I can hardly believe that I’m going to be buying larger sizes for you again soon! 

You love all things girly – bracelets, scarves, sunglasses, your “gold shoes,” your pink “bain boots” (rain boots), and your “Anna shoes” (the gold cross-strap ballet flats that you wore with your Anna Halloween costume).  You love to play dress up, you love to get your nails painted, you love Mommy’s makeup, and you love anything that’s pink, even though you usually call it purple.  We’re working on that.  Haha.

You love Anna from Frozen – she has always been your favorite.  Every time you see her on something you point and scream, “Anna!  Anna!!”  I love that you like the less popular girl more than the popular one. 

Even though you’re girly, you still love to play cars and trucks with Jacob.  It’s not uncommon to see you walking around decked out in your Anna dress with a bracelet dangling from your wrist and a Hot Wheels car in your sparkly manicured hand.  As a matter of fact, aside from your Elsa and Anna dolls, I would say that Jacob’s Hot Wheels Garage is your favorite toy right now.  After dinner you always say, “Hot Wheels GWAAAAJGE, minute?”  Can we play with the Hot Wheels Garage for a minute?

You are wide open… you’re not afraid of anything and that scares Mommy to death.

You love to sleep.  Oh my, how you love to sleep!  Mommy reads to you before bed, we say prayers, and then I put you down in your crib wide awake.  You never fuss and you never cry.  You just lay there peacefully until you fall asleep (which is usually pretty quickly) and then you wake up peacefully every morning as well.  Half of the time we don’t even know when you actually wake up because you lay there so quietly.  You never wake or cry in the middle of the night, and you usually sleep from 7:45 PM until I wake you at 7:00 AM.  On the weekends sometimes you don’t wake until 9! 

You are so incredibly smart.  You speak in full sentences, and you even use words like “though” and “already” and you use them correctly.  It blows my mind.

You have started using the potty some, though you’re not consistent yet.  I think that you will potty train much faster than Jacob did, and for that, I am so thankful.

You love to eat, but you have become quite picky.  You’re still not a huge fan of meat, and you’re gradually starting to shy away from vegetables, but you love fruit – all fruit!  Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, pears, blueberries, bananas.  I think you would eat fruit all day if we would let you. 

Your favorite food is probably pizza… it’s the one thing that you never turn down.  And your favorite topping on pizza?  Black olives.  You always pick them off and eat them first, and then you eat your pizza last, crust and all!

You love bread, but you don’t like biscuits.  Because of this, I can no longer claim you as my child.  ;o)

Right now you are obsessed with Chapstick, and boy does it get on our nerves.  You received a four-pack of Frozen Chapstick for Christmas and you also received a Sweethearts Chapstick for Valentine’s Day.  Three of the five are pink, and those are the only ones that you ever want.  You hold all three in your little hands and then you take turns pulling the caps off, swiping the Chapstick across your tiny lips and smearing it across your cheek, and putting the caps back on.  By the time you get done, you have a layer of Chapstick so thick that I usually have to wipe your lips so you’re not eating it for the rest of the day.  Is there such thing as Chapstick poisoning?  When it’s time to put the Chapstick away you always say, “Whyyyyeeee?” in your best whiny voice.  (Gosh, you sound like a teenager already!)  And then you sometimes throw a tantrum when we don’t let you carry them around the house.

You are a piece of work and I mean that in the very best way!  You are just so funny and sweet and spunky and you have the brightest little personality already.

Sometimes when I look into your eyes I feel like I’m looking at a real live picture of myself from when I was little.  It’s simply incredible how much you favor me, and it’s always a little reminder to me that you are all mine.  All mine.  How did I get so lucky?

You make me so happy.

You make me feel so blessed. 

You make me want to be a better person so I can set a good example for you. 

You made me understand that dreams can come true, and the world is a better place because you’re in it.

Happiest of birthdays to you, Olivia!  You'll always be my best girl.

I love you.


*Linking up with Home of Malones for Thoughts for Thursday.


  1. Happy Birthday, Olivia! She's such a sweetheart! Enjoy the day celebrating your little lady!

  2. This is so sweet! Olivia is just the cutest and I love all her quirks :) She reminds me a lot of my Ella, girly girl but then wants to do what the boys are doing. And Ella only has eyes for Anna as well, and Avery LOVES Elsa, so funny how that happened!

    I love the chalkboard and even though I know it's not the shirt you wanted, it's still really cute :) Happy Birthday to Olivia!!

    1. Thank you, Lizzie... they actually corrected the shirt, so this is the good one! I was so happy to have it in time for her chalkboard pictures!

  3. Oh, Lindsay, this was so sweet. Tears. I have tears. Happiest of happiest birthdays, Olivia! If only we lived closer to let our little girls, who are so alike, play together. Have a fantastic day. Soak up those snuggles and giggles, Mama!

    1. Gosh, Marie, I know! I SO wish that we lived closer so we could get all of our kiddos together. I sure do love my bloggy friends SO much!

  4. Happy birthday, Olivia! I hope she has the greatest day today! It amazes me how similar she is to Mila with a lot of what you described here.

  5. Happy Birthday to sweet Olivia! I love that she is so fearless and kind. I also can't believe she's only 30 pounds. Ben is 16 months old and he is 29 pounds, hahaha.

  6. SO sweet! I know how special the momma/daughter relationship is! I am really hoping for a baby girl one day. Your Olivia is a beauty!!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

  7. Happy Birthday little lady!! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating your little sweetie!!!

  8. Happy, happy birthday little one!!! Such a sweet post!

  9. this is just the sweetest. ugh. i'm just melting for you!


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