Eliza | Now you are 2

Eliza is 2

Eliza is 2

Baby girl, you are 2.

2! How is that even possible?

You have changed so much in the last 12 months. Since your first birthday you have changed from a baby to a toddler. You walk, you talk (a lot) and you want to know about everything. Why does this happen, how does that work? It’s wonderful and exhausting. 

Eliza is 2

Eliza is 2

You have worked out how to rip the paper from presents, and how to build, sort and stack things. You have learnt how to say please and thank you, and how to let us know when you want something. You love toys that you can move from one place to another, things that can be sorted into colours and shapes. You love babies and dollies, and spend ages feeding them, cuddling them and looking after them. 

Eliza is 2
Eliza is 2

You are growing day by day, and becoming such a wonderful little girl. Yes, I can see tantrums on the horizon – you are starting to get that determination and independence. You don’t want to be strapped into a pushchair anymore, you want to walk and run and jump. You love to throw stones in the river, and are an expert dancer. You love splashing in the bath and choosing your own clothes.

Eliza is 2

Eliza is 2

Most of all, you love being with us all. You idolise your big brothers and sister, and want to be just like them, doing whatever they are doing. You hate it when you can’t follow them in to school, or play football with them. You hate your Daddy going off to work, you want to be with him all the time. You love cuddles – on your own terms – and being tucked into bed with kisses and stories. 

You love food – there isn’t anything you won’t eat. Chocolate cake is always a winner!

Eliza is 2

Eliza is 2

Eliza is 2

Eliza is 2

Partyrama sent some Peppa Pig party supplies to help you celebrate – you are a HUGE Peppa fan! The plates, cups and napkins were perfect for sharing out the birthday cake and squash, and the pink balloons were a hit with all the children.

This is the very last time a baby of mine will turn 2. Next year, I won’t get away with calling you my baby anymore. You’ll be a pre-schooler, getting ready to head off and explore on your own two feet. I feel like so much of these last 2 years has flown by, never to be recaptured. There have been so many times I have been too busy to stop and watch you dance, or to help you climb the stairs for the twentieth time that day. Times when I have felt so tired and so overwhelmed by life that I have missed you asking me why the bus is yellow, or telling me about the paints at nursery. 

I’m sorry if I haven’t been the best mum, but I hope I have been enough for you. I hope you know just how much you are loved by everyone who knows you, and how much happiness you bring to peoples lives. I hope you know we work so hard so that you can have everything you want, and I hope you grow up to see how much I want to be a good role model to you. Everything I do is for you, your brothers, yours sister and your daddy. 

I love you, baby girl.



  1. June 6, 2017 / 12:14 am

    Chocolate cake is always a winner for me too. I can’t help but get jealous of those beautiful radiators haha. Sounds weird but they’re not common in Australia.

  2. June 6, 2017 / 8:16 am

    Aw she is adorable, I can’t quite believe she is two, what a delight she is and looking thrilled with all her lovely birthday presents. #TriedTested

  3. June 6, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Aww happy birthday to your gorgeous girl. I love the cake. You are an amazing mum and looks like she is having a ball. Lovely xx

  4. June 6, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Happy Birthday Eliza! I can’t believe that you are already two, it doesn’t seem long since you were born!


  5. June 6, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    They grow up so fast. Happy birthday Eliza! The Peppa Pig partyware is fab, we had some for my daughter’s third birthday. #TriedTested

  6. June 6, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Happy birthday Eliza you are very cute, enjoy every moment as children grow up so quickly two of mine are now in their thirties, how did that happen and more to the point how can I be old enough to be a mother of grown up children?

  7. June 6, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    That was really heart felt, and it resonated with me as my little girl (with a very similar name!) turns 2 next week as well. I’m feeling a bit emotional about it. In the last couple of weeks in particular, she has changed and seems so much more grown up. A little girl indeed now, but always my baby. Kate x http://www.fivelittlestars.com #TriedTested

  8. June 6, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I love these photos, she really looks like she enjoyed her birthday. We had that washing machine bath toy once upon a time too. #Triedtested

  9. June 6, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    She looks likes she enjoyed her cake! I feel like this all the time with my children, one day babies, the next growing too much! #TriedTested

  10. June 7, 2017 / 9:17 am

    She is such a cutie. Chloe loves Peppa too. Don’t think there’s a child who doesn’t. We went to the cinema the other day to watch it
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